Manama, Bahrain (PressExposure) February 18, 2009 -- National carrier Gulf Air hosts two-day workshop for airlines executives on Emergency Planning and Response in Bahrain to ensure airlines are prepared in the event of an emergency.
Organised by the Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO), the workshop was conducted by specialists from Kenyon International Emergency Services - a worldwide professional disaster management company specialising in the aviation sector.
Thirty five airline executives from airlines such as Emirates, Air Arabia, Kuwait Airways and Gulf Air were drawn from various functional divisions such as operations, safety and communications, to attend the workshop.
"Gulf Air is pleased to have had the opportunity to host this important workshop," said Mr. Gregory Janelle, Gulf Air Head of Emergency Response Planning.
He continued, "For any airline it is critical to be fully prepared in the event of an emergency. It is absolutely essential to have a team, which is professionally trained to handle various aspects of an emergency situation. The workshop has dealt with some crucial issues facing real-world crisis management plans and has offered practical ideas on how to respond to such situations."
Through practical exercises, group discussions and debates, the participants gained valuable insight into vitally important issues and functions such as running emergency call centres, human remains identification and repatriation, personal effects handling, family assistance, investigation, hull recovery and site restoration, crisis communications management and claims settlement.
For further information please contact: Karunakaran Srinivasan Content Manager Corporate Communications Department Gulf Air P.O. Box 138 Manama Kingdom of Bahrain 00973 17 32 7914 http://www.gulfair.com