Airport host an Indonesian delegation

16 November 2017

The visitors are responsible for Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) in Indonesia and are on a tour of Australian airports to share information on the handling of aviation emergencies.

The ten-member delegation is also visiting Sydney and Canberra but has chosen to come to Albury because the city’s airport offers a good opportunity to learn how a regional airport operates without ARFFS provided by Airservices Australia, and instead addresses issues through an Airport Emergency Plan.

A recent example of the successful implementation of that plan at Albury was the emergency landing on Wednesday 25 October of a passenger aircraft which had experienced an engine failure.

As part of the visit, representatives from NSW Fire and Rescue, the Rural Fire Service, police, the SES and the Volunteer Rescue Association will hold informal discussions with the Indonesians.