Doha international Airport wraps up fifth full-scale emergency exercise. This is 10th full-scale emergency exercise concluded at both Doha Airport and Hamad airport combined.
07 June 2022, 12:00 AM
30 June 2022, 12:00 AM
The Qatar Company for Airports Operation and Management (Matar) successfully conducted its fifth full-scale emergency exercise for Doha International Airport (DIA).
Over 300 personnel from various agencies and departments participated in the emergency exercise, "Oryx Juliet 2022" in order to test the airport’s efficiency and readiness to respond to an incident, and evaluate the communication processes, procedures and methods in working with valued partners, stakeholders and government agencies.
The exercise was arranged in cooperation with government agencies, partners, and stakeholders, including Qatar Airways Group, Airline Operators Committee (British Airways), Airport Customs, Ministry of Public Health, Hamad Medical Corporation Ambulance Service, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defence, National Command Center, Ministry of Transport, Gulf Helicopters Company, Qatar Aeronautical Academy, Qatar Air Accident Investigation, Qatar Disaster Victim Identification Team, Qatar Red Crescent Society and Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.
The circumstances focused on a distress call from an inbound flight due to heavy smoke detected in the aircraft. The exercise tested the local airport community’s preparedness in such a similar situation and its procedures related to following emergency procedures, safe aircraft evacuation, and firefighting measures.
In addition, trials were conducted for providing medical assistance and coordination and communication with friends and family of potentially affected passengers and crew.