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London Luton Airport wins prestigious Aviation Safety Award two years in a row

Published: 26 April 2013

London Luton Airport has again been awarded the prestigious ExxonMobil Aviation Safety Award.

The 2013 award, in recognition of its achievements through 2012, is particularly special as London Luton is the only airport to achieve Exxon’s top level award across operations in Europe, Asia and Africa. The Airport was one of five airports to receive the award in 2012.

The award recognises the safety standards and culture of both the team at the London Luton Airport’s ExxonMobil depot and London Luton Airport Airside Operations and also recognises the efforts of the Airside Safety Committee and the Airport Operations Team in standardising procedures and policies for all airside users.  As a result, common policies can be established and maintained collectively.

Neville Phillips, Station Manager for ExxonMobil at London Luton commented "It is a great pleasure to be presenting London Luton Airport with a second award which further demonstrates the effectiveness of the dynamic policies and procedures the Airport has implemented and the continued good work carried out by the Airport Operations Team and partners in creating and maintaining a safe apron."

Liam Bolger, Senior Manager Airfield Operations, London Luton Airport said: "This award recognises the ongoing commitment London Luton Airport has made to attaining the highest levels of safety for airside operations and demonstrates the level of success which can be achieved through collaborative working and a sense of shared responsibility.

The policies and procedures the Airport has implemented, which give a real say to all airside users in their further development, have proved to be particularly effective.  By allowing all of those involved to formulate and deliver plans, a greater understanding develops of how their company’s business activities impact on others and fosters good working relationships.  We are delighted to accept this aviation safety award on behalf of all of the hardworking teams here at London Luton." 

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Notes to Editors:

London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.6 million passengers in 2012. The Airport directly and indirectly employs over 500 and 8,000 staff respectively, is a key economic driver for the region and a major base for ‘low cost’ or ‘no frills’ air travel.

easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, EL AL, Blue Air, and Flybe operate from the airport, departing to over 100 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia, with onward connections to Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Beijing and Bangkok via Tel Aviv.

London Luton Airport Operations Limited, through its parent company TBI Limited, is owned jointly by the leading international infrastructure provider abertis Infraestructuras S.A. (with a 90 per cent shareholding) and the international business arm of Aena, the Spanish national airport and air traffic control organisation, Aena Desarrollo Internacional S.A. (with a 10 per cent shareholding).     

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