Southampton Airport Recognised for Business Systems

Southampton Airport is one of the first airports worldwide to secure external certification
for the standard of its asset management, receiving PAS 55 certification, a
globally recognised benchmark for asset and infrastructure management.
Steve Longley, Maintenance Compliance Manager, commented: “By achieving PAS 55 we are showing passengers, airlines and our regulators, that the airport’s assets are managed and operated safely, efficiently and we are proactively investing in our assets with due regard to the current financial climate.”
Institute of Asset Management assessors, Black & Veatch ltd, guided the airport to achieve the certification by identifying any possible weak areas of management of the airport’s most critical assets, including the runway, taxiways and baggage handling systems.  They also identified areas for development on assets which interact with the public, our airlines and stakeholders, and advised on the best way of improving their management.
Celebrating Southampton’s award, left – to right, you have: Lucy Calvert – Media &
Communications; Marc Wood – IT Manager; Neil Garwood – Head of Customer Service; Iain McDermott-Paine – Head of Fire and Operations; Vikki Williams – Principal Asset Management Consultant, Black & Veatch; Andy Dent – Retail Manager; Jon Pawsey – Property Manager; Dave Lees – Managing Director; Martin Ratcliffe – Facilities Manager; Nick Merrick – Project Manager Black & Veatch; Steve Longley – Maintenance Compliance Manager.

1 Comment

  1. Well done Steve and your colleagues – it’s always good to get recognition, especially when it is for commendable achievement as in the case of your being one of the first airports Worldwide to receive this certification

Comments are closed.