Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan

Central Nebraska Regional Airport
Emergency Contingency Plan

Central Nebraska Regional 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 Michael J. Olson at mike@flygrandisland.com.  Central Nebraska Regional 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, Central Nebraska Regional 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:  Central Nebraska Regional Airport (GRI)

Name and title of person preparing the plan:  Michael J. Olson, AAE, Executive Director

Preparer contact number:  308-385-5170, Ext. 112

Preparer contact email:  mike@flygrandisland.com

Original date of  plan submission:  May 7, 2012;  Resubmitted:  July 10, 2017.

Airport Category:  Large Hub o    Medium Hub o    Small Hub o    Non Hub x

Contact Information

In the event of diversion or other irregular operations events, aircraft operators should contact the Airport Duty Manager at 308-385-5170 or mike@flygrandisland.com for assistance.

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

Central Nebraska Regional Airport has limited equipment and personnel needed to safely deplane passengers from air carrier aircraft. We will utilize this equipment to deplane passengers as soon as practicable after receiving requests from such airlines at the contact number listed above.  We will also 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 Central Nebraska Regional 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 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 Border Protection

Central Nebraska Regional 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 Emergency Contingency Plan

Central Nebraska Regional Airport will provide public access to its emergency contingency plan through one or more of the following means:

  • Posting in a conspicuous location on the airport website, www.flygrandisland.com.
  • Providing notice of the availability of the plan on the airport’s social media accounts.
  • Posting signs in conspicuous locations in the terminals.
  • Advertising the availability of the plan in local newspapers of record.