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KNMI Gave Presentation During Islands Airport Safety Committee on Bonaire

KNMI was asked to take part by Bonaire International Airport (BIA) in the 11th edition of the IASC, the Islands Airport Safety Committee. The IASC deals with the safety and quality of airports in the region. During this conference, which was held in Bonaire at the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort, KNMI gave a presentation on its activities in general and specifically on those for Bonaire airport.

KNMI mainly briefed the participants on their authorized observations that relate to infrastructure and services. KNMI provides the Bonaire airport, and its users (such as airlines and GA (private jets and recreational traffic)), with current and expected weather conditions at the airport.

With this, KNMI contributes to a safe and efficient handling of the air traffic on Bonaire. KNMI ensures the early availability of products and services and this has been drawn up in a Service Level Agreement with the airport.

KNMI’s weather and expected conditions, including any warnings, can be viewed on the BIA web site at http://www.bonaireinternationalairport.com/bonaires-weather/

(Source:  RCN)


BIA Welcomes Safety & Quality Assurance Specialists

Bonaire International Airport NV (BIA NV) warmly welcomes the Safety & Quality Assurance specialists from the airports of Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Surinam, and Antigua & Barbuda to the 11th Island Airport Safety Committee (IASC) meeting on May 16-20, 2016.


 About the 11th IASC meeting:

The 11th IASC meeting will be hosted by the BIA NV from May 16-20, 2016. The Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino will be the main location where the meeting will be held. The first two days of the meeting will be dedicated to lectures and addressing safety topics of interest to all the participating airports, while the last three days of the meeting will be dedicated for the professionals as a team to perform a safety audit of the Flamingo Airport. This year extra attention will be given to the RFFS in preparation for an audit to BIA from the Dutch Ministry of inspections ILT. On the last day of the conference a summary of the shortcomings detected are being presented to the BIA Management in the form of a power point presentation and an official audit report from the IASC will follows.

Over the years, the IASC meeting has made its name as an important airport safety events within the above mentioned airports, addressing safety topics and the performance of the safety audit. In 2006 this IASC has initiated in Aruba after a Safety Management System training. Last year the 10th year of the IASC meeting have been celebrated in great manner in Curacao with a summit and the traditional meeting. The IASC meeting is being held once a year and every time one of the participating airports will host the meeting.

During the IASC meeting this year attention will be given the topic of airport development, due to the fact that the Flamingo Airport is in development. The IASC meeting itself will contribute to enhance the airfield safety at the participating airports and creating opportunity to exchange knowledge within the airports in the region.

This year the 11th IASC meeting will be chaired again by the Delegation from Aruba, Mr. Andry Lopez. Further, during this meeting the new chairman for the upcoming two years will be appointed/elected. According to the bylaws of the IASC, every two years a new Chairman and Secretary will be elected.

The point of contacts from BIA for this 11th IASC meeting is the Safety & Quality Assurance Officer Mr. Nilo Emerenciana with his assisting Organizational Committee consisting of Vanessa Tunk, Yandra Finies, Burnly Goeloe, Julio Statie, and Gregorio Matthew.

The IASC meeting is always very well organized, and attended by the majority of the mentioned airports in the region with 2-4 persons per airport, so Flamingo Airport looks forward to welcoming about 15 to 20 IASC delegates.