Simulation at Juan Santamaría International Airport strengthens protocols in cases of emergency
August 10, 2017. In compliance with international air regulations, as well as the General Directorate of Civil Aviation, at 8:30 am on Thursday, Aerispuso implemented its protocols of coordination in case of emergency through a simulation.
The apparent emergency was a type 4A event (accident on land or air and / or explosion of an aircraft within the perimeter of the airport) which activated the protocols established in the emergency plan and a human, logistic and operative of some 265 people, as well as ambulances to and from the hospitals closest to the airport.
Emergency drill at Juan Santamaría International Airport
“In this simulation and in case of emergencies some 22 organisms, between private and public, responsible for the care are involved. The exercise entailed a year of planning in order to evaluate the response times of the different entities in the event of an emergency at the Juan Santamaría International Airport, “said Juan Belliard, Operations and Security Director of Aeris.
Exercise in emergencies is done every 2 years
The scenario for the simulated event was that of a day with typical weather conditions for the month of August, but with the particularity of ash fall, which caused the closure of airport operations in the meantime the ash volume on the runway was evaluated. and its cleaning.
As a result of this factor, a helicopter approaching the terminal reported mechanical failures that caused it to fall, impacting the fuselage of an aircraft and damaging its left wing. The plane was in position number three of the air terminal.
As part of the simulation, a flight registry of 64 passengers was intended, 30 of them in the boarding room and 6 crew members. As a result: 60 people in the green category (with injuries that do not require immediate medical attention), 4 in the yellow category (with injuries that could be life-threatening), 6 in the red category (with injuries or traumas that endanger the life) and 4 deceased.
Subsequent to this exercise will be made partial others every six months in order to keep active the emergency plan and perform the appropriate updates.
The simulation of the event did not produce significant effects on incoming and outgoing flights. According to Erick Barboza, Commercial Director of Aeris, the tasks involved the coordination of informing the entire airport population and passengers in advance, as well as airlines and the General Directorate of Migration, in order to restore the normal operation of the airport as soon as the fiscal year ended.
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