The attendees contain specialists from the International Civil Aviation Organization, the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA), and the Directorate General of Meteorology. Participants from a quantity of international airports, Oman Airports, Royal Airport, the Royal Air Force of Oman, the Directorate General of Police Aviation, Oman Air, and Oman Aviation Services are also attending the workshop.
Zakaria bin Yaqoub al Harrasi, airside solutions manager at Oman Airports, stated, “The workshop aims to enhance traffic security and safety on the runway, which is of great importance to all flights in terms of take-off or landing. It also envisaged helping stakeholders to keep pace with the developments in the world airports sector in this field by highlighting the best security practices.”
He added, “The main objective of the workshop is to ensure runway security and safety and consequently the safety and security of passengers, crew, ground service personnel, and aircraft and airport facilities that serve civil aviation.” Harrasi also explained how Oman Airports is looking for to market the formation of airport runway security teams to minimize significant accidents.
“The workshop has till now witnessed presentations by specialists from PACA, the Directorate General of Meteorology, Oman Air, and Oman Airports, that highlighted the importance of improving awareness on a number of safety issues. “These included safe driving rules on runway, runway regulations, corresponding guidance and warning signs, safety procedures for near-aircraft driving, as well as stand-by precautions on the work site,” he added.
Information Source: Muscat Daily