Long Beach Airport Will Host a Full-Scale Training Exercise
Required Simulation Tests Airport Response in the Event of an Emergency
April 19, 2018
Long Beach Airport (LGB) will hold a full-scale emergency response exercise Friday, April 20, 2018. The drill tests the speed and effectiveness of emergency personnel and LGB staff in the event of an aircraft accident. Industry experts will serve as evaluators along with oversight from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The emergency preparedness exercise, known as the Triennial, is required by the FAA. Commercial airports, such as LGB, must hold such an event every three years to maintain their Part 139 Airport Certification which allows commercial flights to operate out of the airport. The drill is not expected to cause any delays or interruptions to normal LGB operations.