ITAMI to Conduct Exercise Simulating Unauthorized Entry
- 07 May 2019
Kansai Airports today announced that it will conduct an emergency exercise at Osaka International Airport (ITAMI) on May 13, 2019 in a bid to bolster counter-terrorism efforts ahead of this year's upcoming international events including the Osaka G20 summit.
With the threat of terrorism looming large globally, the exercise simulates an unauthorized entry and is intended to ensure prompt and appropriate response in capturing the person responsible for the incident and verify mutual aid with relevant organizations.
Kansai Airports is committed to maintaining a safe and secure airport environment to provide all guests with a relaxed and comfortable experience.
- Date/time: May 13, 2019, 14:00 to 15:00
- Venue: No.7 apron (restricted area)
- Organizer: ITAMI Security Committee
- Participants: 25 organizations
- Osaka International Airport Office of West Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
- Toyonaka Police Station of Osaka Prefectural Police
- Itami Police Station of Hyogo Prefectural Police
- Kansai Airports, etc.
- Simulation scenario: When a verification process for entry of a construction vehicle is conducted at the restriction-area gate, a man riding on a motorbike enters the restricted area through a gap between vehicle barriers, catching security staff off guard. He then crosses the apron area and runs away heading to the runway.