History and Background

Our Background

In 1998 a number of airlines met to discuss the idea of having a forum or organization focused on Emergency Response. Whilst airlines are in competition with each other in the commercial world, such differences are placed aside when dealing with aircraft accidents and major incidents. As a result of the meeting this group of airlines set up the United Kingdom Airlines Emergency Planning Group.


The group has been able to influence the work carried out by Government bodies and other agencies in the area of emergency response. The group is recognized amongst other by:


  • Emergency Planning College (Cabinet Office), Easingwold

  • Civil Aviation Authority

  • Air Accident Investigation Branch

  • UK Department for Transport

  • Police Training College Bramshill

  • UK Flight Safety Committee

  • Flight Safety Foundation

  • European Regional Airlines

  • Airport Operators Association

  • UK Emergency Planning Society

  • US National Transportation Safety Board

  • International Air Transport Association

  • British Airports Authority

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office


Above all, airlines realise their responsibilities towards passengers in the event of an accident or incident and the UKAEPG provides a forum whereby all can have access to information about best practice in this area.

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