AENA issues warning of airplane crash drills in Fuerteventura

  • Canarian Weekly
  • 29-09-2023
  • Fuerteventura
  • Photo Credit: Noticias Fuerteventura
AENA issues warning of airplane crash drills in Fuerteventura

AENA, the company responsible for managing airports in Spain, have issued an alert via its official Twitter account to Fuerteventura airport users, stating, "If you hear a warning or witness an emergency response deployment at Fuerteventura Airport, please do not be alarmed. This is a general airplane crash drill."

The purpose of these drills is to assess the established procedures and coordination in the event of an airplane crash, analyse their effectiveness, and verify the level of knowledge and integration among the various groups involved in handling an airport emergency.

Coincidentally, just yesterday, the airport's runway was blocked for around 40 minutes due to a tyre puncturing on the landing gear of a small plane during a practice session.

All airports within the AENA network have an Aeronautical Emergency Plan as part of the Airport Self-Protection Plan. This plan is designed to minimize the consequences that could arise from an airplane accident, both on the ground and in the air where aircraft conduct daily landing and take-off operations.

Its primary objectives are to ensure the protection of human lives and property that might be affected by such an incident and to maintain or restore airport operations.