Wichita Falls Tarmac Delay Contigency Plan| Categories: Municipal Airport (SPS)
WICHITA FALLS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT TARMAC DELAY CONTINGENCY PLAN
Wichita Falls Municipal Airport (SPS) has prepared this Contingency Plan pursuant to §42301 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Questions regarding this plan can be directed to the Airports Administrator, LeAnn Moran at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wichita Falls Municipal Airport is filing this plan with the Department of Transportation because it is a commercial airport.
This plan describes how, following excessive tarmac delays and to the extent practicable, Wichita Falls Municipal 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).
Name of Airport: Wichita Falls Municipal Airport (SPS)
Name and title of person preparing the plan: LeAnn Moran, Airports Administrator
Preparer contact number: 940-855-3623
Preparer contact e-mail: email@example.com
Date of submission of plan: 6 June 2012
Airport Category: Small Hub
In the event of diversion or other irregular operations events, aircraft operators should contact the American Eagle Manager at 940-855-3530 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Plan to Provide for the Deplanement of Passengers Following Excessive Tarmac Delays
Wichita Falls Municipal 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 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 Wichita Falls Municipal Airport are under common use gate leases permits, or agreements to air carriers and are controlled by the airport. We direct our common use 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
Wichita Falls Municipal Airport does not have international passenger processing facilities. We will coordinate 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 Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan
Wichita Falls Municipal Airport will provide public access to its emergency contingency plan through posting in
a conspicuous location on the airport website (http://flywichitafalls.net/tarmac-delay-contingency-plan/)