CAA conducts airport emergency drillSeptember 8, 2014
Karachi: Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has conducted a Full Scale Airport Emergency Exercise – 2014 at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi Tuesday.
The purpose of this Exercise was to test the response of all the concerned agencies working at the airport in case of any accident / incident as per Crisis & Emergency Response Plan (CERP). A PIA Boeing 737 jet aircraft was available for demonstration of emergency evacuation of passengers. Besides concerned Branches of CAA and PIA, Edhi and Chhipa Ambulances have also actively participated in the Exercise.
A large number of media shown their interest for coverage of this Exercise. Before taking the Journalists & Reporters to the Exercise Area, a briefing in the IMS Resource Centre, JIAP Karachi was arranged. During the briefing, Airport Manager CAA, Asghar Fahim Khattak briefed that this Exercise is conducted as per International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards after every two years that helps in ascertaining the capabilities and check response time of our Fire & Rescue personnel and threw light on the other benefits of this Exercise.
The Full Scale Exercise – 2014 was started at 1100 hours. Fire Vehicles of CAA reached at the fire site within the 02 minutes response time to extinguish the fire, Rescue Workers, CAA, Edhi and Chhipa ambulances Doctors & paramedics reached at the aircraft quickly and demonstrated evacuation of passengers from the aircraft in a professional way. The Exercise continued for about an hour and concerned employees of all agencies working at the airports, by their efforts, made this Exercise a very meaningful and successful in all respect.