Albury Airport Exercise Cover Your Face

Emergency services and Albury Airport staff will test their skills in a desktop exercise. The exercise will test the Albury Airport Emergency Plan, in preparation for a major field exercise in 2021 required by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

Emergency services and Albury Airport were faced with a 'Cover Your Face' scenario. The aim of the tabletop exercise was to confirm the full range of response procedures to a suspected positive virus case on an arriving aircraft.

The exercise ran on Wednesday 25th November with the city’s emergency agencies invited to take part.

This exercise is used to test the Albury Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) as required by CASA to ensure that the AEP is current and meets all responding agencies requirements.

The exercise had no impact on airport operations and flights continued to arrive and depart as scheduled.

A debriefing was held after the exercise to assess its efficiency.

The 2021 exercise will cover the same topic but will be full field exercise to physically practise the responses from Albury Airport and emergency services.

You can read more about the need to operate safely and securely at Albury Airport on our corporate safety page

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The Albury Airport acknowledges the Wiradjuri people as the traditional custodians of the land in which we live and work and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, culture, tradition and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that contribute to our community.