Klagenfurt flight police: Interior Minister has to justify himself in Parliament

Eurocopter AS 355 (Photo: Haeferl).
Eurocopter AS 355 (Photo: Haeferl).

Klagenfurt flight police: Interior Minister has to justify himself in Parliament

Eurocopter AS 355 (Photo: Haeferl).
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The flight police in Klagenfurt still has no permanent deployment site. A temporary solution has been in use since November 2020, which was actually intended as an interim solution. An opposition party now fears it could be a permanent solution.

The areas of Carinthia and East Tyrol are supplied from the operations center of the flight police at Klagenfurt Airport. In the past there was also a branch in Lienz, but this was closed or handed over to a private operator. At the end of November 2020, the premises formerly used at the airport of the Carinthian state capital were moved out.

At that time it was said that a temporary solution would be used first and then a new building would be moved into later. However, the planned building has not yet been constructed. The current state of affairs should prove to be problematic for the officials, because operations should only be possible under difficult conditions. Nevertheless, the flight police were able to fly many missions during the flood

The member of parliament Hannes Amesbauer (FPÖ) criticized in a broadcast that the Ministry of the Interior had still not ensured that the Klagenfurt air traffic police again had an office that corresponded to the current state of the art. He considers the status quo intolerable and announces that he will submit a parliamentary question to Interior Minister Karner (ÖVP).

Among other things, the opposition politician said: “I will clarify this matter by means of a parliamentary question. I expect extensive statements from ÖVP Interior Minister Karner, which can prevent the air traffic police in Klagenfurt from getting a suitable place of action. We also want to increase the political pressure on the ÖVP to get going here. It is a sign of inadequacy when our emergency services have to do their important work for the general public under such adverse circumstances".

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