Coordination exercises in the Kyzylorda search and rescue area (Kyzylorda)

Created on 22.11.2022 14:59

In accordance with the plan for conducting coordination and communication exercises with the forces and means involved in search and rescue flights on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, approved by the Civil Aviation Committee, on November 15, 2022, coordination exercises were held in the Kyzylorda search and rescue area (Kyzylorda).

Specialists of the Search and Rescue Coordination Center and the Air Traffic Services of the Kyzylorda subsidiary of the “Kazaeronavigatsia” RSE together with representatives of the Department of Emergency Situations of the Kyzylorda region, the Search and Emergency Flights Servicing of the “Korkyt Ata” airport and the crews and employees of “Kazaviaspas” JSC, who are on duty in the Mi-8AMT helicopter for search and rescue support of aviation at the aerodrome of Kyzylorda, the training activities were carried out to search for an aircraft in distress, evacuate and provide first aid to the injured people.

During the exercises, the above-mentioned services worked out a methodology for interaction during search and rescue operations, methods for searching for an aircraft in distress, selecting sites for landing a search and rescue aircraft and evacuating injured people from the occurrence site. For the exercises, Mi-8AMT duty helicopter of “Kazaviaspas” JSC was involved with rescuers and medical workers, a cynologist and a service dog of emergency situation of the Kyzylorda region on board.

In general, it is noted that such exercises are an element of the national system of search and rescue flight support, created on the basis of Annex 12 “Search and Rescue” to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.