DRILL AT MUSCAT AIRPORT TOMORROW TO TEST EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

MUSCAT: The Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) will conduct a full-scale emergency exercise at Muscat International Airport on October 1.

It will be done in accordance with civil aviation regulations issued by the Public Authority for Civil Aviation, and in compliance with standards and recommendations as stipulated by the International Civil Aviation Organization, a press release stated.

The exercise will measure the preparedness of all relevant emergency response agencies and evaluate the emergency response capabilities and implementation strategies of the airport.

Response teams from various units including airport operations, security, fire and rescue services, ROP, and medical services will test their collective and coordinated response to emergencies, ensuring that any incident at the airport is managed effectively and immediately.

Built on the scenario of an aircraft incident, the exercise will encompass all aspects, including rescue and fire fighting, security, medical services, and internal, external and passenger communications.

The exercise is expected to run for nearly from 9am till 1pm. Regular airport operations will not be affected, the release added.

SOURCE: MUSCAT DAILY