Published on November 1, 2012, 10:08 am

The air traffic increases, but the structure of the airports is inadequate

James Rojas Waterhouse, an expert in aeronautics at the University of São Paulo (USP) stated that one of the biggest problems encountered in increasing air traffic is the lack of monitoring of the structure of airports.

When there is an increase in the number of flights, it is also necessary to raise the entire structure of the surroundings, such as firefighters, hospitals, civil defense, since the probability of accidents and incidents also increases, the expert explained.

He still gives as an example the accident with the Centurion Cargo plane at Viracopos airport, which left the airport closed for 45 hours.

As he points out, these types of occurrences are not possible to predict, but there must be a structure of aid and equipment to handle the situation and meet the needs.

Infraero reported that performs simulated aircraft accidents, so that staff can be prepared in the event of any unusual occurrence. These simulations are performed annually in conjunction with municipal agencies, including the Samu, Fire Department, Civil Police and the Military Police.

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