Managing a Flight Diversion with an Emergency Response at Small, Non-Hub, or General Aviation Airports

Unexpected flight diversions may impact airport operations from routine to emergency incidents. This synthesis compiles practices that small, non-hub, and general aviation airports use when planning for and responding to flight diversions that involve a routine gas and go, an incident, or an emergency. The objectives of this synthesis are (1) to discover and describe current practices for handling diverted flights that involve an emergency response and (2) to provide information on practices to small hub, non-hub, and general aviation airports that may receive a diverted passenger flight and not have appropriate staff, resources, or equipment available. Information used in this study was attained through a literature review, surveys, and interviews with 25 diverse airports, which produced seven case examples found in Chapter 6. For immediate use, Appendix C contains example diversion checklists.


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  • Created Date: Feb 19 2023 5:53PM