Emirates Airlines - Articles and news items
Airport news • 19 September 2016 • International Airport Review
Emirates SkyPharma, a new facility dedicated exclusively to the secure transport of sensitive pharmaceutical shipments at Dubai Airport...
Issue 4 2010 • 10 August 2010 • Gill Sparrow, Manager, Contingency Response Planning, Emirates Airlines
Is your Airport community ready to respond to an aircraft accident? Do you work together for a common goal and do you know what that common goal is?Emergency planning, or more specifically aircraft accident response, is not a new subject but it is certainly an ever developing one. In many parts of the world the development of that response is fairly well advanced and integrated amongst all stakeholders, however for others it is a relatively new concept with insufficient thought around the longer term impact, not only for the airport and airline, but also for the country.
Airports and airlines alike devote considerable resources into developing contingency plans that enable an effective response to an aircraft accident or incident. These plans differ considerably and vary to cope with the degree of seriousness of the event. However, both are designed to focus on the human welfare aspects of any event and also to cope with the intense media focus that arise as a result of any sizable event, even if there have been no injuries or loss of human life. Fortunately accidents involving loss of life are not common events, but there are non-fatal incidents that are still occurring in excess of one a week.