Department of Information and Public Relations
The biennial emergency simulation exercise will be conducted at the Auguste George Airport on Anegada and Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island in November and December.
The simulation exercises will be conducted by the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) in accordance with the requirements of Overseas Territories Aviation Regulations (OTAR) 139 for certification of the Aerodrome and is a requirement that has to be satisfied every two (2) years as part of the certification process.
Managing Director of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA), Mr. Denniston Frazer said, “Another objective of these exercises is to test the response of the BVI Airports Authority’s personnel, as well as other external agencies, to an emergency during operational hours at the airport.”
Mr. Frazer added that the exercises were due in 2017 but were postponed due to hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Residents may notice an increase in activity of emergency services around the airports during the exercise and are asked to exercise caution and remain clear of the exercises.
The BVI Airports Authority aims to develop and maintain world class airports which provide safe and efficient gateways to the Virgin Islands and the world.
Attached: Photograph of simulation exercise at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport. (Photo Credit: GIS)