APNG wins award

Business, Normal

The National, Tuesday August 07th, 2012

AIRLINES PNG has been awarded the Esso Highlands Ltd (EHL) Special Project Managers Safety Award for this year.
Chosen by EHL from all PNG LNG contractors, the award recognises Airline PNG’s superior commitment to safety and compliance with EHL’s rigorous safety regime.
Airlines PNG supports EHL in Papua New Guinea by providing over 1,800 flights a year in Dash 8 aircraft between Port Moresby and the EHL operations in Moro and Tari.
“We are delighted with this award and take great pride in it on behalf of all our staff who have worked tirelessly to follow the airline’s safety programme,” Gary Toomey, the chief executive of Airlines PNG, said.
“We set extremely high standards for our staff in all aspects of the business and to have an independent organisation recognise the efforts being exerted is extremely gratifying.
“All those travelling with Airlines PNG can take comfort in the fact that their safety is our main priority.”
Larry Watson, aviation manager for EHL paid tribute to the staff of Airlines PNG.
“Airlines PNG was chosen for this award because it has genuinely embraced Esso Highlands Limited’s high safety standards and delivers them consistently,” he said.
“Having policies and procedures regarding safety is one thing but ensuring that management support and staff work to these policies is the key.