Exercise highlights emergency response plan
Hartsfield-Jackson held its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-required annual review of its emergency response plan on March 24 at the Airport’s C4 facility. More than 50 representatives from the Airport, airlines, FAA, Transportation Security Administration and others attended the three-hour training review.
“No two incidents at the Airport are ever the same,” said Balram Bheodari, interim assistant general manager for Operations, Maintenance and Security. “But we all need to prepare for whatever happens. And today’s review of the emergency response plan is vital to being ready.”
Along with a review of the plan, attendees participated in a tabletop exercise involving a simulated crash. The training involved discussions about the roles and responsibilities for police, firefighters and other emergency personnel as well as Airport Operations staff.
Representatives of the Airport, airlines and other groups discuss roles and responsibilities in responding to an emergency. The attendees also participated in a tabletop exercise that involved a simulated plane crash.
Miller gives Airport updates at Terry Third Thursday
Aviation General Manager Louis Miller addressed many topics related to Hartsfield-Jackson — including passenger numbers, cargo operations, the planned acquisition of AirTran Airways by Southwest Airlines and the continuing construction of the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal — at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business’ Terry Third Thursday event on March 17.
To see Miller’s presentation, watch the video below.
Training exercise focuses on security
Hartsfield-Jackson’s Security division held a training session and tabletop exercise on March 17 for more than 80 representatives from the Airport, airlines and law enforcement.
“The goal during a security breach is to resolve it as quickly as possible and limit the impact on flight operations,” said Jeremiah Frazier, Airport Security manager. “With training exercises like this, we can run through the procedures, identify strengths and reveal areas where additional training might be needed.”
Dolphin One debuts at Airport
AirTran Airways celebrated the Georgia Aquarium’s new dolphin exhibit by unveiling Dolphin One, the latest plane with special livery, at the airline’s hangar at Hartsfield-Jackson on March 31.
Airport firefighters provided a water-cannon salute as the Boeing 737-700, bedecked with a dolphin illustration and the name of the aquarium’s dolphin show (AT&T Dolphin Tales), was towed into the AirTran hangar for a special event.
The event featured a video of the making of the dolphin livery, remarks by aquarium benefactor Bernie Marcus and others, appearances by costumed Georgia Aquarium mascots, and music by Tri-Cities High School’s marching band.
Dolphin One arrives to a water-cannon salute provided by Airport firefighters.
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