Every newly constructed airport in the country must be well reported with descriptive safety exercises that engage all stakeholders to ensure safety of airline service, service users and the general public.
Speaking before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing recently, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomon Airline Ron Sumsum has made it clear before PAC members that safety of infrastructure and people must be address before airline flights could service any newly constructed airport.
He pointed out that description of airports includes report based on references which described how to manage the airport, operate it, manage risk, mitigate risk and seek improvement on further review, ongoing improvements are fundamental requirements attached with preparation of any newly constructed airports.
“We failed to have exposition (clarification), an issue of compliance,” Sumsum stated. “Laws and acts are there but how actually we do it, exposition is important for reasons and that is guidance for people, guiding facilities and manage risk of facilities because these facilities has the potential to lose lives,” he added. “Failing this is impossible for airline to operate,” he further added.
The CEO stated that completing the airport is easy to say but the process of how we do it is the fundamental issue to address, so there must be an exposition in place.
“So there must be a define process to address these issues as it is difficult to comply with any future accident if we don’t in the first place have an exposition on how we manage it,” the CEO stated.
He said, that exposition is a set of process of how we combined together different roles to go together in the act, and the accountable people are well defined with their roles under this safety management of airport infrastructures.
“Exposition role belongs to the State therefore responsible Ministry or regulator must link to other parties,” Sumsum stated.
By AATAI JOHN