Hong Kong Airlines was the participating carrier at the Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) aircraft crash and rescue exercise this morning. This year’s drill tested the airport’s ability to handle a multi-faceted scenario involving an aircraft crash and subsequent chemical leak in the aircraft cabin.
“We are very pleased to cooperate with HKIA in one of its most important safety activities of the year. This exercise not only demonstrated our ongoing commitment towards safety, it also brought significant benefits for the entire Hong Kong aviation community,” said Capt. Alex Linhares, Hong Kong Airlines Director of Safety, Quality Assurance and Security.
“Over 40 colleagues were involved this time and the realistic scenario offered them a unique opportunity to execute their safety and emergency management skills, which they constantly practise at the HKA Training Academy,” he adds.
Hong Kong Airlines staff across departments were involved in various areas of the exercise, including rescue and evacuation, passenger matching and providing support to family members and friends of those on board at the Family Reception Centre. Media handling and communications readiness were also tested, with participation in a media stand-up and joint press conference at the airport.