Amsterdam Airport Schiphol joins AviAssist Board

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Amsterdam Airport's partnerschip will help support African aviation safety

The AviAssist Foundation has today announced that Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is joining its Board. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of the busiest airports in Europe and part of the Schiphol group.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol onto our Board in the year it celebrates its 100th anniversary”, says AviAssist director, Tom Kok. “Schiphol is one of the best Africa-connected airports in the world, so the prospect of a stronger relationship is exciting for the Foundation. Schiphol’s experience and commitment to safety will be of great benefit to the Foundation and the African professionals we support”.

The Foundation runs a number of airport related programs such as airport wildlife management courses, airport rescue & fire fighting and airport leadership development.

On behalf of the Schiphol Group and Amsterdam Airport, Ron Louwerse, Managing Director of Rotterdam The Hague Airport said: “In aviation, safety comes first. So being able to share our Schiphol knowledge and work with colleagues in Africa in order to support African aviation safety, is something we look forward to”. The Foundation is a great resource for Africa. The training courses, the Safety in African Aviation conference and its magazine help African aviation professionals stay current and assists in employing best practices. Schiphol is proud to be a part of such a dynamic and impactful organisation and to make a contribution to the safety of the flights to and from Africa, flights that also feed into our network.”


The AviAssist Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that inspires and promotes professionalism in African aviation safety. It does so in close coordination with ICAO, stakeholders and safety support providers as part of the Flight Safety Foundation family. More at

Schiphol Group is 100% owner and operator of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, and Lelystad Airport. It also owns 51% of Eindhoven Airport and almost 19% of Brisbane Airport. The group holds the operating franchise for John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 4.

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