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Emergency Situation Simulation at Québec city Jean Lesage International Airport

25 sep

For Immediate Release

Emergency Situation Simulation at Québec city Jean Lesage International Airport


September 25, 2013 — As part of Québec city Jean Lesage International Airport’s (YQB) implementation of the Emergency Measures Plan (EMP) and Evacuation Plan (EP), airport officials this morning held an emergency situation simulation. The operation went smoothly and had minimum impact on operations, passengers and airlines.

The exercise, conducted in conjunction with airport partners, provided the opportunity to measure the synergy and interaction between various teams such as the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ), the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), Transport Canada as well as all carriers operating out of YQB.

The objective of this exercise was to detect and handle a suspicious package. Officials completely evacuated the terminal. Once the area secured, the package was handled according to existing procedures and the airport was quickly reopened.

« We would like to thank our various partners as well as our passengers for their cooperation during this important procedure. We can never say it enough: safety is always our first priority. Over the next few days, we’ll be assessing this exercise to make sure our emergency procedures, as well as those of our partners, are up to par”, said Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of Aéroport de Québec inc.

YQB’s various digital platforms were utilized to inform passengers of the exercise in real time.


Since November 1, 2000, the Aéroport de Québec inc., a private corporation, has been responsible for the management, operation, maintenance and development of YQB. Approximately a dozen carriers offer multiple connections to various destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe, over 50 direct flights a day to major cities in Eastern Canada and the United States, such as Montréal, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia and, in winter, over 45 chartered flights a week to sun destinations as well as Paris and Marseille in the summer.


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Source : Jonathan Trudeau
Director, Communication
Aéroport de Québec inc.
Tel. : 418-640-2700 ext. 2625
Cell. : 418-572-3930