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Firefighter Training on Helicopter Simulator
Unlike their professional colleagues, airport firefighters are often faced with airplanes, helicopters, armament systems and other hazardous materials, which can present additional dangers to their lives. This is exactly the reason why the management of such hazards stands at the heart of their training.
Broken Wing Exercise 2018
On Wednesday, 20th June 2018, a traditional emergency response exercise called Broken Wing 2018 took place at the military Air Base of Airport Ljubljana. Broken Wing 2018 was organized by the Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Board of the Ministry of Defence, in cooperation with the General Police Directorate and Fraport Slovenija. The focus of this year’s exercise, which involved around 70 individuals, was on the detection and identification of hazardous materials. More than 130 people attended the exercise, including the Minister of Defence, Andreja Katič, and special guests from aircraft investigation authorities in Serbia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Germany.
Two of our employees honoured by a Civil Protection Recognition Award
On Thursday, 1 March 2018, a central ceremony for Civil Protection Day was held at Brdo pri Kranju, where Civil Protection Recognition Awards were given to individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the system of protection against natural and other disasters. Recognition awards were given to 358 individuals and organizations, including two of our own employees – ARFF Commander Milan Dubravac, and Boštjan Turk.
Anže Habjan Excellenent at Firefighter Combat Challenge
Over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd September 2017 an international firefighting competition, the Firefighter Combat Challenge, took place in Radovljica, Slovenia. It was an incredibly difficult competition, where the competitors' psychophysical abilities were fully tested. Among the 150 firefighters from 10 different countries was our own Anže Habjan, who represented the Airport Rescue and Firefighting Service.
Pilatus aircraft training for firefighters
At the beginning of July 2017, members of the 152nd Fixed Wing Squadron and the 153rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepared a promotional training course for the firefighters of Fraport Slovenija. The purpose of the training was to educate firefighters on the measures and actions they need to take in an accident involving a military aircraft. The participants were informed about handling armament systems, ejection seats and possible hazards regarding the PC-9M aircraft.
Broken Wing Exercise 2017
On Wednesday, 21st June 2017, an event called Broken Wing 2017, an exercise which enabled airport firefighters, military and civil plane crash investigators, the police, and representatives of the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief to show their skills and cooperation in the rescue and investigation of a plane crash, was held at Ljubljana Airport. The exercise was divided into two parts; the first part took place at the training field of Ljubljana Airport, while the second part, which lasted for two additional days, was carried out on Pokljuka.
Students’ ideas contribute to the development of our online learning platform
The Conference on Organizational Sciences Development, run by the Faculty of Organizational Sciences of the University of Maribor, was held from 22 to 24 March 2017 in Portorož, Slovenia. Fraport Aviation Academy, along with other partners, was invited to participate in this year’s exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences.
New services presented at INTERSEC in Dubai
Fraport Aviation Academy (AAC), which is operated by one of Fraport’s subsidiaries, Aerodrom Ljubljana, took part in the world’s leading trade fair for Security, Safety and Fire Protection, INTERSEC Dubai 2017. A wide range of AAC’s courses on protection, rescue and intervention in emergency situations were presented to more than 33,000 industry professionals from all over the world.
Fraport Aviation Academy unveils partnerships in the field of education
Aerodrom Ljubljana has received the corporate mandate to operate the newly-established Fraport Aviation Academy. This new venture will offer, through its cooperation with Fraport’s Fire Training Center (FTC), the Protection and Disaster Relief of the Republic of Slovenia and the Faculty of Organizational Sciences of University of Maribor, a wide range of courses on protection, rescue and intervention in emergency situations to the employees of Fraport Group and other interested individuals and companies from around the world.
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