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City Of Derry Airport Shortlisted For Prestigous Aviation Awards

27 May 2015

City of Derry Airport, CoDA, has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards in the 2015 Aviation Industry Awards:  Airport Achievement Award and Airport Safety Award. 

The Aviation Industry Awards celebrate excellence in the aviation sector in Ireland.  Over 650 industry professionals are expected to attend the awards ceremony in Dublin on Thursday 28th May, bringing together leading companies from every sector of aviation. 

City of Derry Airport received it’s nomination for Airport Achievement award demonstrating management’s commitment to infrastructural improvement and enhancement of the passenger experience in the last 12 months. 

City of Derry Airport was also nominated for the Airport Safety Award following its contribution to safety, both safety promotion and safety awareness, and is deemed to have enhanced behaviours, which demonstrates the airports overall commitment to achieving excellent safety performance.

Clive Coleman, Contractors Director for RCA (the company responsible for the management of CoDA) stated:  “CoDA is delighted to be shortlisted in the Aviation Industry Awards 2015 – such a great honour which illustrates the significant role of the airport as a vital piece of infrastructure for the region and showcases the great work of all the team here at CoDA.  The category of Airport Achievement demonstrates how recent infrastructural improvements have had a positive impact on the overall customers experience and the Safety Award demonstrates the success of our people as CoDA employees continue to challenge themselves on a daily basis on their attitude to risk so that we can develop inherently safe practices in all of the airport’s operations.  This hard work falls to each and every one of CoDA staff and management as we continuously look at everything we do with a view to eliminating risk.  Achieving the goals set out within the Airports Target Zero Safety Plan is a significant challenge as these targets are set high but they are achievable.  Nothing else is acceptable.  Achieving these targets keeps CoDA and our customer’s safe, and allows the airport to thrive in an aviation market where Safety is a decisive factor”. 

Commercial and Marketing Manager, Charlene Shongo, outlined “We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted in the 2015 Aviation Industry Awards – this is a significant achievement for the airport and demonstrates the hard work and commitment from all the team here at City of Derry Airport.  We are particularly proud to be nominated for the Airport Safety Award, in common with other leading companies in the aviation sector; safety is of significant importance at the airport, we are constantly striving to mitigate risk and improve Safety”.  Charlene added:  “The value of continuous improvement in all areas of safety can never be underestimated.  CoDA is firmly committed to our safety programme, Target Zero and we strive to ensure it remains focused on reducing risk and improving standards for all stakeholders.  The airport promotes a positive safety culture which in turn provides an excellent customer experience leading to CoDA remaining very much at the forefront of the aviation industry”.