10 November 2008
Jersey Airport has received international recognition for its Quality Management System (QMS) and accredited as an ISO9001:200 organisation. This certificate is the ‘Gold-Standard’ for a QMS process and was specifically awarded for the management framework which enables Jersey’s Air Traffic Services (ATS) to deliver safe, cost effective and highly reliable services to its customers.
Following the ISO certification, Jersey Airport’s ATS received a further commendation this month as a result of a recent joint audit carried out by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority and its French equivalent, the Direction Général de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC). This is particularly significant as Jersey provides aviation services into the Channel Islands Control Zone, including French airspace, for which it receives an annual remuneration of seven million euros. As a result, the audit team has recommended to the French authorities that Jersey Airport should receive its certification as an approved Air Navigation Service Provider.
Airport Director, Julian Green is very pleased about these achievements and said, “For an organisation of the size and complexity of Jersey’s Air Traffic Services department, to be compliant with the strict standards set down would normally take two years. However, we have managed to achieve certification in just nine months which is testimony to the tremendous team effort of all the staff involved”.
In conclusion, Mr Green said, “Jersey Airport has set an example to other States departments to achieve similar standards. Without doubt the experience gained in the process can only benefit the wider public services community”.
Jersey Airport remains committed to ensuring these high standards are maintained and plans are in place to implement the ISO standards in all other operationally critical areas of Jersey Airport’s business so that organisation-wide compliance is achieved by 2010.
The completion of the new Air Traffic Control Building and Tower and its expected operational start date are set to coincide with this target.