EMERGENCY

CONTINGENCY PLAN

October 2016

 

EMERGENCY CONTINGENCY PLAN

Kalamazoo / Battle Creek 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 David Reid, Airport Director at dereid@kalcounty.com.

Kalamazoo / Battle Creek 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, Kalamazoo / Battle Creek 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).

 

Airport Information

Name of Airport: Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International Airport

Name and title of person preparing the plan: David Reid, AAE Airport Director

Preparer contact number: 269-388-3690

Preparer contact email: dereid@kalcounty.com

Date of submission of plan: May 9, 2012

Airport Category: Small Hub

 

Contact Information

In the event of diversion or other irregular operations events, aircraft operators should contact the Operations Technician on duty at 269-998-0698 for assistance.

 

Plan to Provide for the Deplanement of Passengers Following Excessive Tarmac Delays

Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International Airport does not own or operate any of the equipment needed to safely deplane passengers from air carrier aircraft and is, therefore, unable on its own to provide for the deplanement of passengers. 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 request from such airlines experiencing excessive tarmac delays at the contact number above.

 

Plan to Provide for the Sharing of Facilities and Make Gates Available in an Emergency

The gates at Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International Airport are under common use gate leases, permits or agreements to air carriers and are controlled by the airport. We will direct our common use air carriers 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

Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International Airport does not have international passenger processing facilities. We have coordinated with local CBP and law enforcement officials to identify suitable areas and procedures for establishing a temporary sterile area into which international passengers on diverted aircraft who have not yet cleared United States Customs and Border Protection can be deplaned. Once these efforts are complete, 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

Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International Airport will provide public access to its emergency contingency plan through posting on the airport website at (www.azoairport.com) .