Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport joins AviAssist Board

The AviAssist Foundation announced earlier today that Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is joining its Board. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of the busiest airports in Europe and part of the Schiphol group.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol onto our Board in the year it celebrates its 100th anniversary,” said AviAssist Director Tom Kok. “Schiphol is one of the best Africa-connected airports in the world, so the prospect of a stronger relationship is exciting for the foundation. Schiphol’s experience and commitment to safety will be of great benefit to the foundation and the African professionals we support.”

The foundation runs a number of airport-related programs such as airport wildlife management courses, airport rescue and fire-fighting, and airport leadership development.

On behalf of the Schiphol Group and Amsterdam Airport, Ron Louwerse, Managing Director of Rotterdam The Hague Airport, said: “In aviation, safety comes first. So being able to share our Schiphol knowledge and work with colleagues in Africa in order to support African aviation safety, is something we look forward to. The foundation is a great resource for Africa. The training courses, the Safety in African Aviation conference and its magazine help African aviation professionals stay current and assists in employing best practices. Schiphol is proud to be a part of such a dynamic and impactful organization and to make a contribution to the safety of the flights to and from Africa, flights that also feed into our network.”

The independent, nonprofit AviAssist Foundation promotes professionalism in African aviation safety. It analyzes problems and works on practical solutions to them. The foundation provides pro-active safety support to aviation organizations in government and industry in the 24 states of the ICAO East and Southern African (ESAF) region.