Coastal Carolina Regional Airport Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport has prepared this Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 42301. Questions regarding this plan can be directed to Andy Shorter at [email protected] . Coastal Carolina Regional 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, Coastal Carolina 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).
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport has facility constraints that limit our ability to accommodate diverted flights or maintain the airport’s safe operation and strongly encourages aircraft operators to contact the airport at 252-638-8591, ext 232 for prior coordination of diverted flights, except in the case of a declared in-flight emergency. Specific facility constraints include the following:
- Limited capacity and equipment to accommodate aircraft larger than Group III
- Limited number of terminal gates
- Limited aircraft parking and total apron area
- Limited fueling capacity
- Limited size of sterile area
- No on-site CBP/Customs processing areas or personnel
During diversion events Coastal Carolina Regional Airport issues Notices to Air Missions (NOTAMs) regarding its ability to accommodate diverted flights to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the airport and its ability to serve the civil aviation needs of the public during irregular operations events.
Name of Airport: Coastal Carolina Regional Airport
Name and title of person preparing the plan: Andrew Shorter, Airport Director
Preparer contact number: 252-638-8591, ext 232
Preparer contact e-mail: [email protected]
2 15 June 2022
Date of submission of plan: June 15, 2022
Airport Category: Non Hub
In the event of diversion or other irregular operations events, aircraft operators should contact the Airport Duty Manager at 252-617-5830 or [email protected] for assistance.
Plan to Provide for the Deplanement of Passengers Following Excessive Tarmac Delays
Coastal Carolina Regional 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
Some gates at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport are under common use leases to air carriers and are controlled by the airport. Other gates at Coastal Carolina Reginal Airport are under preferential and/or exclusive leases to air carriers and are not fully controlled by the airport. We will direct our common use gate lessees, permittees, or users to make gates available to an air carrier seeking to deplane at a gate, to the maximum extent practicable. If additional gates are needed, we will direct tenant air carriers to make preferential and/or exclusive use gates and other facilities available to an air carrier seeking to deplane at a gate, during those time periods when the tenant airline is not using, or not scheduled to use, the gate, to the maximum extent practicable.
Plan to Provide a Sterile Area for Passengers Who Have Not Cleared United States Customs and Border Protection
Coastal Carolina 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 Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport will provide public access to its Tarmac Delay Contingency plan by posting in a conspicuous location on the Airport’s website: https://www.flyewn.com/