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Winnipeg Airports Authority to Conduct Live Emergency Exercise at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport on May 25, 2017

Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. (WAA) will be conducting a live emergency exercise Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport.

The exercise will involve a simulated incident on the airfield with on-airport and off-airport emergency response vehicles and personnel participating. The location and timing has been planned to avoid disruption to airfield 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 the RCMP, Winnipeg Police Service, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, Canada Border Services Agency, Air Canada, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Department of National Defence, Winnipeg Transit, NAV Canada, and Red River College.

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 be posted inside the terminal and travellers will be updated through the public address system and social media as needed. 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. WAA is a leader in transport innovation and growth, providing excellent airport services and facilities in a fiscally prudent manner. WAA is one of Manitoba’s Top 25 Employers for 2017, the sixth year in row. Learn more at


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