The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority successfully conducted a full-scale airport emergency exercise on Tuesday in collaboration with Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force, Punjab Emergency Services Rescue 1122, Edhi Foundation, Capital Development Authority, Military Hospital, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, District Headquarters Hospital, and Benazir Bhutto Hospital.
The exercise, organised under the command of airport manager enabled the management to test response of all concerned agencies in case of aircraft crash or emergency situation at the airport.
An Airbus A320 was used for the demonstration with 130 mock passengers on board. All passengers were evacuated from the aircraft in a response time of less than three minutes.
Airport Manager Muhammad Afsar Malik said aim of the exercise was to ensure adequate response of all personnel and resources, and emergency check of equipment and communication.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 20th, 2016.
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