Emergency Contingency Plan

The Capital Region International Airport has prepared an Emergency Contingency Plan pursuant to §42301 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.  Questions regarding this plan can be directed to operations@craa.com.  The Capital Region International Airport has filed 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.

Contact Information

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.

Full Irregular Operations (IROPS) Contingency Plan (pdf)