Air Niugini continues to offer Dangerous Goods Training to external customers
August 21, 2020
Air Niugini is the only organization in the country offering Dangerous Goods(DG) training to external clients under the airline’s Part 141 training organization and issues certificates and licenses under Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Civil Aviation Rule(CAR) part 92.
The training is being offered at Air Niugini’s Training Centre at 7 Mile here in Port Moresby. Today, saw yet another group complete their training. The group comprised of participants from Hevi Lift PNG, International SOS, Institute of Medical Research based in Madang and ANG staff.
Dangerous goods are articles or substances that pose hazard to health, safety, property and environment.
Air Niugini’s Non-Technical Training Instructor, Martin Tugano who normally conducts DG training explained that dangerous goods can be flammable liquids, explosive, radio-active materials, dangerous chemicals, compressed gases, poisons and aerosols among others that pose high risks to the airlines, passengers and crew.
He said transportation of dangerous goods by air is very restricted and therefore it is important that companies who deal with dangerous goods need to undergo this training to help them understand what DGs are and how they can safely prepare them for transportation including airlifting DGs.
Tugano said “ Dangerous Goods, especially hidden DGs like lithium batteries, aerosols, paints, mercury, human or animal blood or body samples and tissues must be carefully checked and packed before they are airlifted.
“All parties involved, freight forwarders, shippers, those sending and also those receiving the goods need to understand the requirements.”
Tugano also emphasized that passengers must comply and answer airline’s dangerous goods safety questions during check-in. These questions are necessary so that any risk to the aircraft and its passengers and crew posed by hidden dangerous goods are eliminated or minimized on the ground rather than in the air.
Apart from the training on dangerous goods by Air Transport, Air Niugini also conducts training on DGs by sea transport.
Air Niugini has trained many nationals and expatriates in all sectors, mostly targeting mining, exploration, airlines, freight forwarding and chemical manufacturing companies.
“We have highly qualified instructors who can deliver training to your company’s needs. We can also provide on-site training if you have more than 10 participants,” Tugano concluded
For further information and bookings, please contact Air Niugini Training Centre on (675) 327 1481/ 73725101 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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