CORNWALL Airport Newquay is helping to lead the way in aviation safety.

The airport is taking part in the UK Airports Health & Safety Week between May 13 to 19, which is organised by the Airport Operators Association.

The event is part of a national initiative to highlight the importance of safety in the aviation industry with the theme "Save tomorrow with safety today."

Cornwall Airport is hosting several key activities throughout the week to showcase its safety protocols including a unique pushback ride along, which offers an insider’s view into the operations and meticulous safety measures essential for aircraft handling. 

The airport has partnered with RNAS Culdrose for a safety swap shop, where best practices and knowledge in aviation safety will be exchanged to enhance operational protocols. 

Cornwall Airport Newquay is collaborating with Watergate Bay Hotel and local environmental activist group Beach Guardian for a beach clean-up at Watergate Bay on Thursday, May 16 from 6pm to 7pm.

Andrew Boomer, the operations director at Cornwall Airport Newquay, said: "Safety is the cornerstone of all our operations at Cornwall Airport Newquay.

“As the UK's fastest-growing regional airport, we strive to lead by example in safety and operational excellence.

“These partnerships and activities during the Airport Operations Association Safety Week are reflective of our deep commitment to these values.

“Cornwall Airport Newquay remains dedicated to maintaining high safety standards and ensuring the well-being of all its passengers, staff, and the broader community. The airport’s ongoing initiatives and these events help continue to foster a robust culture of safety.”

Karen Dee, the chief executive of the Airport Operators Association, the trade body for UK airports, said: “We are delighted that Cornwall Airport Newquay has planned such an interesting and engaging set of activities for UK Airports Health & Safety Week.

“It is especially pleasing to see how they are engaging with other organisations, such as the RNAS and Beach Guardian, and the local community.

“Working together to share best practice, safeguard our precious environmental heritage and showcase our world-leading approaches to health and safety is at the heart of the week. We all hope everything that is planned goes well.”