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Guidebook for Airport Irregular Operations (IROPS) Contingency Planning
About the National Academies
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Foreword
Contents
PART 1. Fundamentals of IROPS Planning
	How to use this Guidebook
	Introduction
		Why do we need a guidebook?
		How does this guidebook meet the need?
		Who can use the guidebook?
		Role of the IROPS Champion and partnering for success
		Process for developing an IROPS Response Plan
	Chapter 1 – Executive Buy-In/Get Organized
		1.1 Description
		1.2 Creating Executive Buy-In
		1.3 Identifying the IROPS Champion
		1.4 Establishing IROPS Contingency Response Committee
		1.5 Notification and Contact Lists
	Chapter 2 – Document Current Situation
		2.1 Description
		2.2 Reviewing Existing IROPS Response Plans
		2.3 Reviewing Local IROPS Events and Assessing Local Situation
		2.4 Passenger Needs
		2.5 Current Response Capabilities
	Chapter 3 – Establish Procedures to Cooperate
		3.1 Description
		3.2 Cooperation Procedures
		3.3 Technology Considerations
	Chapter 4 – Review, Update, and Training
		4.1 Description
		4.2 Periodic Review
		4.3 Update
		4.4 Training
	Chapter 5 – Consolidated Cooperation Actions during an Event
		5.1 Description
		5.2 Monitoring IROPS Event Indicators
		5.3 Executing IROPS Response Plans and Procedures
	Chapter 6 – Capturing Lessons Learned and Updating Plans
		6.1 Description
		6.2 Debrief after an IROPS Event
		6.3 Lessons Learned
	Summary
PART 2. Resources
	Resource A – Topics for IROPS Plan Development
	Resource B – Model IROPS Contingency Plan
	Resource C – Tools
		Tool 1 IROPS Planning Process
		Tool 2 DFW’s Sample for Partnering for Success
		Tool 3 Responsibilities of the Airport IROPS Contingency Response Committee
		Tool 4 Questions for Initial IROPS Committee Meeting
		Tool 5 Implementation Checklist for Evaluating IROPS Plans
		Tool 6 Self-Assessment Questionnaire
		Tool 7 Example Resource Inventory Checklist
		Tool 8 Concessions Checklist for Snow and Hurricane Events
		Tool 9 Airport-Airline 24/7 Contact and Capability Summary
		Tool 10 Technology Solutions
		Tool 11 Sample Workshop Agenda
		Tool 12 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) Checklist
		Tool 13 Sample Communication Plan
		Tool 14 Social Media
		Tool 15 During an Event Tools
		Tool 16 Diversion Checklist
		Tool 17 After an Event Debrief
	Resource D – Sample IROPS Plan
Bibliography
Appendix A – Contributors to the Focus Groups/Testing Sites
Appendix B – Glossary of Terms
Appendix C – Acronyms and Abbreviations
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications
                        
Document Text Contents
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AIRPORT
COOPERATIVE
RESEARCH
PROGRAMACRP

REPORT 65

Sponsored by
the Federal
Aviation
Administration

Guidebook for Airport
Irregular Operations (IROPS)

Contingency Planning

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TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD 2012 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE*

OFFICERS

Chair: Sandra Rosenbloom, Professor of Planning, University of Arizona, Tucson
ViCe Chair: Deborah H. Butler, Executive Vice President, Planning, and CIO, Norfolk Southern

Corporation, Norfolk, VA
exeCutiVe DireCtor: Robert E. Skinner, Jr., Transportation Research Board

MEMBERS

J. Barry Barker, Executive Director, Transit Authority of River City, Louisville, KY
William A.V. Clark, Professor of Geography and Professor of Statistics, Department of Geography,

University of California, Los Angeles
Eugene A. Conti, Jr., Secretary of Transportation, North Carolina DOT, Raleigh
James M. Crites, Executive Vice President of Operations, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, TX
Paula J. C. Hammond, Secretary, Washington State DOT, Olympia
Michael W. Hancock, Secretary, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Frankfort
Chris T. Hendrickson, Duquesne Light Professor of Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University,

Pittsburgh, PA
Adib K. Kanafani, Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley
Gary P. LaGrange, President and CEO, Port of New Orleans, LA
Michael P. Lewis, Director, Rhode Island DOT, Providence
Susan Martinovich, Director, Nevada DOT, Carson City
Joan McDonald, Commissioner, New York State DOT, Albany
Michael R. Morris, Director of Transportation, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Arlington
Neil J. Pedersen, Consultant, Silver Spring, MD
Tracy L. Rosser, Vice President, Regional General Manager, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Mandeville, LA
Henry G. (Gerry) Schwartz, Jr., Chairman (retired), Jacobs/Sverdrup Civil, Inc., St. Louis, MO
Beverly A. Scott, General Manager and CEO, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Atlanta, GA
David Seltzer, Principal, Mercator Advisors LLC, Philadelphia, PA
Kumares C. Sinha, Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, Purdue University,

West Lafayette, IN
Thomas K. Sorel, Commissioner, Minnesota DOT, St. Paul
Daniel Sperling, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy; Director, Institute

of Transportation Studies; and Acting Director, Energy Efficiency Center, University of California, Davis
Kirk T. Steudle, Director, Michigan DOT, Lansing
Douglas W. Stotlar, President and CEO, Con-Way, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI
C. Michael Walton, Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, University of Texas, Austin

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS

Rebecca M. Brewster, President and COO, American Transportation Research Institute, Smyrna, GA
Anne S. Ferro, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S.DOT
LeRoy Gishi, Chief, Division of Transportation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the

Interior, Washington, DC
John T. Gray II, Senior Vice President, Policy and Economics, Association of American Railroads,

Washington, DC
John C. Horsley, Executive Director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation

Officials, Washington, DC
Michael P. Huerta, Acting Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration, U.S.DOT
David T. Matsuda, Administrator, Maritime Administration, U.S.DOT
Michael P. Melaniphy, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
Victor M. Mendez, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, U.S.DOT
Tara O’Toole, Under Secretary for Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security,

Washington, DC
Robert J. Papp (Adm., U.S. Coast Guard), Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department

of Homeland Security, Washington, DC
Cynthia L. Quarterman, Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration,

U.S.DOT
Peter M. Rogoff, Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, U.S.DOT
David L. Strickland, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S.DOT
Joseph C. Szabo, Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration, U.S.DOT
Polly Trottenberg, Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, U.S.DOT
Robert L. Van Antwerp (Lt. Gen., U.S. Army), Chief of Engineers and Commanding General,

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC
Barry R. Wallerstein, Executive Officer, South Coast Air Quality Management District,

Diamond Bar, CA
Gregory D. Winfree, Acting Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration,

U.S.DOT

ACRP OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE*

CHAIR

James Wilding
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

(retired)

VICE CHAIR

Jeff Hamiel
Minneapolis–St. Paul

Metropolitan Airports Commission

MEMBERS

James Crites
Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport
Richard de Neufville
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kevin C. Dolliole
Unison Consulting
John K. Duval
Austin Commercial, LP
Kitty Freidheim
Freidheim Consulting
Steve Grossman
Jacksonville Aviation Authority
Tom Jensen
National Safe Skies Alliance
Catherine M. Lang
Federal Aviation Administration
Gina Marie Lindsey
Los Angeles World Airports
Carolyn Motz
Airport Design Consultants, Inc.
Richard Tucker
Huntsville International Airport

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS

Paula P. Hochstetler
Airport Consultants Council
Sabrina Johnson
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Richard Marchi
Airports Council International—North America
Laura McKee
Air Transport Association of America
Henry Ogrodzinski
National Association of State Aviation Officials
Melissa Sabatine
American Association of Airport Executives
Robert E. Skinner, Jr.
Transportation Research Board

SECRETARY

Christopher W. Jenks
Transportation Research Board

*Membership as of February 2012.*Membership as of July 2011.

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5.2.1 IROPS Communications Plans
Relevant IROPS information, including status and related situational information, is communicated among
appropriate (AIRPORT NAME) organizations during an IROPS event. The Execute IROPS Communication
Plans table describes key elements of (AIRPORT NAME) IROPS communications plans.

Insert completed table from Topic 5c: Execute IROPS Communication Plans

5.2.2 Passenger Support Plans
Support procedures for passengers and other customers at (AIRPORT NAME) during IROPS events include
focus while they are on board aircraft, during their deplaning, in the terminal, and when they need ground
transportation. The Execute Passenger Support Plans table describes procedures at (AIRPORT NAME) for
support during an IROPS event.

Insert completed table from Topic 5d: Execute Passenger Support Plans

5.2.3 Procedures with Airlines
Airlines operating out of (AIRPORT NAME) have implemented procedures pertaining to the DOT “3-Hour
Rule” and “4-Hour Rule” relating to IROPS event response. The Execute IROPS Procedures with Airlines
table describes the actions to be taken during IROPS events.

Insert completed table from Topic 5e: Execute IROPS Procedures with Airlines

5.2.4 Procedures with FAA
The FAA organization at (AIRPORT NAME) has implemented procedures pertaining to tarmac delay requests
related to United States DOT’s 14 CFR Part 359 Enhanced Protection for Airline Passengers. The Execute
IROPS Procedures with FAA table describes (AIRPORT NAME) FAA actions specific to IROPS events.

Insert completed table from Topic 5f: Execute IROPS Procedures with FAA

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5.2.5 Procedures with CBP
(AIRPORT NAME) has implemented procedures with CBP relating to response to IROPS events. The Execute
IROPS Procedures with CBP table describes (AIRPORT NAME) CBP actions specific to IROPS events.

Insert completed table from Topic 5g: Execute IROPS Procedures with CBP

5.2.6 Procedures with TSA
The TSA organization at (AIRPORT NAME) has implemented procedures concerning establishing and
utilizing secure areas using procedures in the Airport Security Program or Aircraft Operator Standard Security
Program.

The Execute IROPS Procedures with TSA table describes (AIRPORT NAME) TSA actions specific to IROPS
events.

Insert completed table from Topic 5h: Execute IROPS Procedures with TSA

5.2.7 Concessions Procedures
Concessions at (AIRPORT NAME) have agreed to provide specific support during IROPS events. The
Execute IROPS Concessions Procedures table describes these procedures.

Insert completed table from Topic 5i: Execute IROPS Concessions Procedures

5.2.8 Ground Transportation Procedures
Ground transportation organizations at (AIRPORT NAME) have agreed to provide specific support during
IROPS events. The Execute IROPS Ground Transportation Procedures table describes these procedures.

Insert completed table from Topic 5j: Execute IROPS Ground Transportation Procedures

5.2.9 Procedures with Other Providers
The (AIRPORT NAME) has coordinated with additional service providers to provide specific support during

IROPS events. Specific procedures for each of these service providers are listed here.

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Abbreviations and acronyms used without definitions in TRB publications:

AAAE American Association of Airport Executives
AASHO American Association of State Highway Officials
AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ACI–NA Airports Council International–North America
ACRP Airport Cooperative Research Program
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
APTA American Public Transportation Association
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
ATA Air Transport Association
ATA American Trucking Associations
CTAA Community Transportation Association of America
CTBSSP Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DOE Department of Energy
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FRA Federal Railroad Administration
FTA Federal Transit Administration
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
ITE Institute of Transportation Engineers
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASAO National Association of State Aviation Officials
NCFRP National Cooperative Freight Research Program
NCHRP National Cooperative Highway Research Program
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
SAFETEA-LU Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act:
A Legacy for Users (2005)
TCRP Transit Cooperative Research Program
TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (1998)
TRB Transportation Research Board
TSA Transportation Security Administration
U.S.DOT United States Department of Transportation

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Provided compliments of:

For more IROPS contingency plan
information, please contact:

Rose Agnew
Report 65 Author and
National Practice Leader
[email protected]
314-604-6677

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