MACL Conducts Two-Day Airport Emergency Planning Workshop for Local Airlines and Aerodrome Operators

18 Feb 2023 | 16:23
Two-day Airport Emergency Planning (AEP) workshop

Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) in collaboration with the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority (MCAA) recently conducted a two-day Airport Emergency Planning (AEP) workshop for Local Airlines and Aerodrome Operators.

According to a press statement by MACL the event was held on February 14th and 15th, 2023 and was attended by 51 participants from 18 airports and 3 airlines.

It stated that the primary objective of the workshop was to educate local airline and aerodrome operators on the formulation and implementation of Airport Emergency Plans, as well as the design of Airport Full-Scale Emergency Exercises.

 In addition the workshop was the first in a series of sessions to be conducted by MACL on the request of the MCAA to strengthen airport operations and ensure national and international requirements are fulfilled.

It also stated that the opening speech of Deputy Managing Director of MACL, Ibrahim Thoha reflected on the importance of preparedness to deal with airport emergencies. And that the recent airport emergencies and response to those were also shared and the need of disaster risk reduction in all aspects to cater to modern emergencies was highlighted.

Furthermore, he also emphasized on the importance of coordination, cooperation, and communication before, during and post emergencies to ensure efficiency in airport emergency management.