The mission of the ARFF (airport rescue and fire fighting) service is to save lives in any air vehicle crash or incident occurring in any airport or its vicinity. In accordance with that mission ARFF stations are established at 3 different points in the airport and within 3 minutes in compliance with ICAO rules. ARFF stations are providing services at category 10 level and the fire accident has equipment for the rescue of the aircraft which has lost its ability to rescue and move.
Daily control and management of PAT include achieving the activities required for operational continuity in coordination. Concordantly the following are performed: Wildlife hazard management, FOD detection and control, follow-me service, runway surface aircraft braking measurements, ensuring that the activities are performed in accordance with the rules stated in HEK (Airport Manuel) in the operation field, and obtaining vehicle license plate and driving license.
The department at the Istanbul Airport is responsible for carrying out the activities regarding combating snow, combining grass in coated and uncoated areas, cleaning the tracks on the runway, FOD control and cleaning services and line painting.
The department executes all necessary audits and controls required for the continuity of airside operations securely in accordance with national/international regulations and company procedures. The department is also responsible for performing the activities regarding development of Airport Emergency Plans and management of accidents and incidents.
Prepares the wild life management plan. Follows up with processes such as habitat management, active repelling methods, etc., and provides necessary trainings. Follows up with the new practices in the world, as well as their results, and spends efforts for maximizing flight safety at our airport.
Ensures inspection and follow-up for making sure that the airside operations comply with the national regulations, international standards and company procedures.