17 November 2014, Johannesburg – O.R. Tambo International
Airport will embark on an emergency simulation exercise this week to test the
airport’s preparedness for major scale incidents. This exercise is in line with
mandatory aviation and/or airport requirements to test the airport’s readiness.
Conducted in partnership with one of the airlines that operate from O.R.
Tambo International Airport, the emergency simulation exercise will involve
various emergency response resources. The participants are not informed of the
date of the exercise in order to test their level of readiness in real life.
The airport is required to conduct an emergency simulation at least every two
years to test the level of readiness of the emergency facilities, including
those of the airlines operating out of O.R Tambo International Airport. The
airport takes this mandatory exercise very seriously to make sure that it is
adequately prepared for any crisis.
O.R. Tambo International advises that all questions related to an emergency
at the airport during the week of 17 November 2014 are aligned to the airports
emergency exercise. The safety measures that will be simulated will not be made
public in the interests of safeguarding the integrity and confidentiality of the
We urge you to advise your colleagues of this advisory.
For more information, please contact:
Direct: +27 (0) 11 921 6381
Cell: +27 (0) 82 332