Emergency Contingency Plan
The Capital Region International Airport has prepared this Emergency Contingency Plan pursuant to §42301 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Questions regarding this plan can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Capital Region International Airport is filing this plan with the Department of Transportation because (1) it is a commercial airport or (2) this airport may be used by an air carrier described in USC 42301(a)(1) for diversions.
This plan describes how, following excessive tarmac delays and to the extent practicable, The Capital Region International Airport will:
- Provide for the deplanement of passengers;
- Provide for the sharing of facilities and make gates available at the airport; and
- Provide a sterile area following excessive tarmac delays for passengers who have not yet cleared United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP).
The Capital Region International Airport has facility constraints that limit our ability to accommodate diverted flights and strongly encourages aircraft operators to contact Airport Operations at 517-321-8525 for prior coordination of diverted flights, except in the case of a declared in-flight emergency. Facility constraints include the following: limited number of aircraft parking positions and the inability to park or service certain types of aircraft.
We have noted these constraints in the Capital Region International Airport (LAN) Airport/Facility Directory record. During diversion events the Capital Region International Airport (LAN) issues NOTAMs regarding its ability to accommodate diverted flights to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the airport and its ability to serve the civil aviation needs of the public during irregular operations events.
In the event of diversion or other irregular operations events, aircraft operators should contact the Capital Region Airport Authority Operations Center at 517-321-8525 for assistance.
Plan to Provide for the Deplanement of Passengers Following Excessive Tarmac Delays
The Capital Region International Airport owns jet ways for airlines to use for passenger deplaning at the terminal building. The Airport does not operate this equipment. The Airport does not own equipment for deplaning passengers when the aircraft is not at the terminal building, but such equipment is available through commercial ground handling service providers located at the Airport. Additionally airport personnel are not trained to assist in the deplanement of passengers using equipment owned or operated by air carriers or contract service providers. We will provide a list of airlines, ground handlers, fixed base operators and others who may have the necessary equipment and personnel to safely deplane passengers to airlines as soon as practicable after receiving requests from such airlines experiencing excessive tarmac delays at the contact number listed above.
Plan to Provide for the Sharing of Facilities and Make Gates Available in an Emergency
The gates at The Capital Region International Airport are under common use gate leases, permits, or agreements to air carriers and are controlled by the airport. We direct our common use tenant air carrier users to make gates and other facilities available to an air carrier seeking to deplane at a gate, to the maximum extent practicable.
Plan to Provide a Sterile Area for Passengers Who Have Not Cleared United States Customs and Border Protection
The Capital Region International Airport has defined sterile areas capable of accommodating limited numbers of international passengers. We will coordinate with local CBP officials to develop procedures that will allow international passengers who have not yet cleared United States Customs and Border Protection to be deplaned into these sterile areas to the extent practicable.
Public Access to the Emergency Contingency Plan
The Capital Region International Airport will provide public access to its emergency contingency plan through one or more of the following means:
- Posting in a conspicuous location on the airport website
- Providing notice of the availability of the plan on the airport’s social media accounts.
- Advertising the availability of the plan in local newspapers of record.