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Winnipeg Airports Authority to Conduct Live Emergency Exercise at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport on October 13, 2016

Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. (WAA) will be conducting a live emergency exercise the evening of Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport.

The exercise will involve a simulated incident on the airfield and in the terminal with on-airport and off-airport emergency response vehicles and personnel participating. The location and timing has been planned to avoid disruption to airfield or terminal operations. In the interest of maintaining the learning outcomes for the exercise, specifics on the precise timing and incident scenario will not be released, except where necessary, prior to the exercise commencing.

Complying with Transport Canada Aerodrome Standards and Recommended Practices, the exercise will enable airport and emergency response personnel to review and practice emergency response procedures in a safe and controlled environment. Agencies and partners collaborating with WAA on this exercise include RCMP, Winnipeg Police Services, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services, Canada Border Services Agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Delta Air Lines, WestJet and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

During the exercise the airport will remain open and emergency response services will be available at all times in the event of a real incident at the airport. Signage will posted inside the terminal and travelers will be updated through the public address system and social media. If severe weather or other operational concerns arise, the exercise will be postponed and an update issued.

About Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.

Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. is a non-share capital corporation responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, the Iqaluit International Airport and other affiliated businesses. An array of cargo and passenger services, a regional economic impact of more than 3.6 billion dollars and an unwavering dedication to our community symbolize our commitment to lead transport innovation and growth. Learn more at


Tyler MacAfee
Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
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