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Winnipeg Airports Authority to Conduct Live Emergency Exercise at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport on October 30, 2018

WINNIPEG, MB - October 29, 2018 - Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. (WAA) will be conducting a live emergency exercise on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport.

The exercise will involve a simulated incident in the terminal and on the airfield with on-airport and off-airport emergency personnel participating. In order to maintain the learning outcomes for the exercise, further details of the precise timing and scenario will not be released before the exercise commences unless required. The location and timing is coordinated to avoid disruption to airfield and terminal operations.

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, Canada Border Services Agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Transport Canada, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, NAV CANADA, SRG Security Resource Group Inc., Bouygues Energies & Services, Airport Terminal Services, Swissport, Air Canada, Calm Air, and Delta Air Lines.

The airport will remain open during the exercise, 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 social media as necessary. If severe weather or other operational concerns arise, the exercise will be postponed and an update will be 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 2018, the seventh year in a row. Learn more at WAA.ca/About.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Tyler MacAfee
Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
Phone: 204.981.8420. 24 Hour Media Line: 204.992.2791
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