Bahrain airport's Emergency Plan to be assessed
Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) revealed that a full-scale emergency exercise would be conducted at Bahrain International Airport on 14 March, 2017
A preparedness drill will be carried out at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) to assess its Emergency Plan, authorities have announced.
Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) revealed that its 15th "full-scale emergency exercise" will be conducted at BIA on Tuesday, 14 March, 2017, at 1am.
A statement issued by BAC added: "BIA hosts a full-scale emergency drill every two years in accordance with the regulations issued by Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs, and global industry procedures enforced by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
"We urge the public not to be concerned about the situation and would like to assure it that all necessary steps will be taken by BAC and all the parties involved to ensure BIA’s operations, aircraft, and passenger movement are not affected."
The purpose of this exercise, BNA reported, is "to assess the effectiveness and adequacy of the airport’s Emergency Plan".
According to the report, BAC's statement added: "Real-life scenarios enable us to test the capabilities and readiness of BIA’s emergency and rescue services to cope with any potential crisis.
"This bi-annual exercise is of great importance to BIA and helps us improve safety processes and procedures in line with global aviation standards."