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Edinburgh Airport to carry out airport-wide accident training exercise

18 September 2013

This notice is to advise you that Edinburgh Airport will hold its annual compulsory live action training exercise on Wednesday evening (18 September) – testing the effectiveness of the airport’s emergency plan.

The airport will stage a realistic simulation of an aircraft accident and will then activate its full emergency procedure. The exercise, involving multiple agencies from across Edinburgh and the Lothians, fulfils the annual Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) requirement for licensing of aerodromes.

Please be aware that between 1900 hours and 2200 hours on Wednesday 18 September passengers and members of the public will see emergency services, blue flashing lights and smoke on a remote area of the airfield. They are advised not to contact the emergency services or to worry. This exercise will not affect normal operations and no disruption will be caused to passengers travelling through the terminal.

Live exercises provide many benefits and opportunities for the airport’s wide range of services, agencies and departments to test the application of plans and deployment of resources in a fully monitored manner. It provides an opportunity to learn from each other and to improve airport processes and procedures.