Airport disaster drill planned for next year


According to the Commonwealth Ports Authority, its Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting division plans to kick off meetings in early December among its personnel, then with CPA personnel and stakeholders to prepare for the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport’s Triennial Disaster Drill Exercise expected sometime in April 2015.

This will be a full-scale exercise for the Saipan airport, with the Rota airport included as well, according to CPA. There will be progressive meetings and tabletop exercises in preparation for the drill exercises.

The triennial disaster drill is required to meet Federal Aviation Administration compliance and review certifications.

Dennis B. Chan | Reporter
Dennis Chan covers education, environment, utilities, and air and seaport issues in the CNMI. He graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Guam. Contact him at

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