Aircraft Emergency Exercise to be held at Malta Airport

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Aircraft Emergency Exercise to be held at Malta AirportMalta International Airport has said that a full scale Aircraft Emergency Exercise will be held on the evening of Monday 12th November 2012. This Exercise is being organised by Malta Airport in collaboration with other entities.

he airport said that “this is an exercise on a national scale and therefore the public should not be alarmed with any unusual movements of a number of emergency vehicles, including ambulances, civil protection and police vehicles.”

Among the organisations participating in the Exercise together with Malta Airport’s Fire & Rescue Services, there are:

Air Malta

Armed Forces of Malta

Civil Aviation Directorate – TM

Civil Protection Department

Department of Information

Emergency Services – Mater Dei Hospital

Emirates

GlobeGround Malta

Malta Air Traffic Services

Malta Police

Other Airline Representatives

Other private agencies

NGOs

This Exercise is aimed at assessing the level of preparedness of all entities involved, and reflects Malta Airport’s commitment to safety and security. The Exercise is being held according to strict standards stipulated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Malta International Airport said that it “would like to request the general public to collaborate during this event by not hindering emergency vehicles or in any way, obstruct the roads in the vicinity of the airport.

“Whilst doing its utmost to limit the inconvenience which the organisation of such a large scale Exercise might have on the localities in the area, Malta Airport would like to thank the public for their understanding and collaboration.”

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