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National Wins Best HSE Project Award at Dubai Airports Safety & Security Awards

December 8, 2015

National Air Cargo, Middle East was honored by Dubai Airports in its 5th Safety and Security Excellence Awards Ceremony held on the 8 of December, 2015. National won the Best HSE Project Award in the Organizations award category among 76 various organizations in the Middle East.

Since the inception of National’s 3PL and Warehousing operations at DWC in July 2012, the team here at DWC (Dubai South) have been striving towards achieving operational excellence in the safest possible manner under the guidance of the Project Manager, Ms. Anita George, Deputy Project Manager, Mr. Ajithkumar Nair and the QHSE Officer, Mr. Jerin James. Having tailored 3PL and warehousing operations, National has evolved from being a Freight Forwarder and an Airline to a project-adaptive player in the Logistics industry.

Alan White, Ground Operations Vice President shared that “National being the only non-government entity among the final nominees, they encountered 3 progressive levels of selection interviews. The interview jury consisted of Senior Executives from Government Departments including Dubai Municipality and Ministry of Health.” At every advancing stage of interviews, National were challenged by the jury with queries from multiple Health, Safety and Environment scenarios to which they provided evidence that superseded all expectations.

This win came as no surprise to National’s Senior Leadership and has been a reflection of their commitment to QHSE and the embodied belief in every individual that HSE is a personal responsibility in both their workplace and personal lives. This belief is aptly captured in our Safety motto that says, “Safety First, Safety Always, Safety Last”.

National Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo, has recently been certified with an International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate after successfully passing the program. The IATA Operational Safety Audit Program (IOSA) is an international evaluation system designed to assess the operational and control systems of an airline, so as to ensure the safety and quality of the airline.

National Airlines, which is part of National Air Cargo Group operates B747-400 Freighters and B757-200 passenger airplanes, and are based out of Orlando, FL.