Though Covid-19 has resulted in fewer planes flying in and out of Changi Airport, the airport has not lowered its guard when it comes to aircraft emergency preparedness. On 18 November 2020, Changi held its annual full-scale aircraft emergency exercise, code-named Exercise Bobcat 2020. The exercise allows Changi Airport Group (CAG), airport partners like airlines and ground handling agents, and government agencies like the Singapore Civil Defence Force and Singapore Police Force to test the robustness of their emergency procedures.
This year’s exercise simulated a crash landing on Runway 3. This scenario allowed the 23 agencies participating in Exercise Bobcat 2020 to test their coordination and processes in tackling a crisis within this new operating environment.