Together for Ground Safety

Following another year of aircraft damage, tragic deaths and traumatic injuries to employees of both carriers and handlers while working on aprons across the world – GHI has called an emergency summit meeting for airlines and ground service providers to fast-track potential safety improvements.
The Together for Ground Safety Summit launches at this year’s Conference and will be held in a spirit of partnership and best practice-sharing between aviation stakeholders, who share a common goal of ensuring every employee returns home safe from their shift and aircraft avoid preventable damage.

Key discussion areas will include:
  • Human factors in improving ground safety
  • The importance of strong communication between airline and ground crews to avoid common accidents during tow, turnaround and pushback
  • IGOM and the safety case for standardising ground operations by aircraft type
  • Incident reporting: the role of airlines/handlers in creating a Just Culture where people feel safe to speak up about near misses
  • Automation in improving ground safety
  • Collaboration: sharing safety data and incidents among rival operators for the greater good
  • Can we regulate our way to a safer industry? The case for legislation to boost ground safety standards