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Model Disaster Plan for Airport
A discussion of an airport disaster plan.
# 96674 | 4,454 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper examines a model disaster plan for a small regional airport. The paper explains why the Federal Aviation Authority is encouraging travelers to use regional airports and discusses how important it is for even small facilities to have practical and working disaster plans. The author points this out in light of the 9/11 terrorist attack. The role of various staff members of the airport is highlighted in the paper. The paper includes an appendix of airport safety procedures.

Statement of Problem
Disasters Included/Excluded from Consideration
Rationale for Included/Excluded Disasters
Personnel and Their Duties: Authority and Responsibility
Personnel Internal and Response Team
Interfaces to Persons both Internal and External to Your Operation
Response Plan and Procedures
Scenario of Events
Fire/Chemical/ Biohazard Threat or Spill
Weather or Natural Disaster Concerns
Regional Power Failure
On-site Medical Emergency
In-Flight Emergencies
Terrorist Activity/Security Violations
Requirements for Response Team Activities
Communication and Documentation
References to Supporting Literature
Appendix 1 (recommendations of pre-flight responsibilities including legal and suggested by Willamette Aviation)
Pilot Responsibilities Checklist/ Violation of which will require review and potential suspension of flight privileges:

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Freedom of the Skies: Everyone Knows about the Horrors of Modern Air Travel. What Almost No One Know Is How Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Government Visionaries Have Teamed Up to Create New Kinds of Small Planes." The Atlantic Monthly June 2001: v37-49.
  • Kaplan-Leiserson, Eva. "People and Plans: Training's Role in Homeland and Workplace Security Is Your Business Secure? Here's How Some Organizations and Training Functions Are Preparing for the Unexpected." T&D Sept. 2003: 66.
  • Karber, Phillip A. "Re-constructing Global Aviation in an Era of the Civil Aircraft as a Weapon of Destruction." Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 25.2 (2002): 781.
  • Minter, Stephen G. "After the Hurricanes: What's the Right Way to Protect Workers? despite Strong Criticism, OSHA Officials Say Technical Assistance, Not Enforcement, Is the First Line of Defense in an Emergency." Occupational Hazards Oct. 2005: 41.
  • St. John, Peter. Air Piracy, Airport Security, and International Terrorism: Winning the War against Hijackers. New York: Quorum Books, 1991.

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