Tabletop and Full-Scale Emergency Exercises for General Aviation, Non-Hub, and Small Hub Airports

The focus of this report is on exercise practices that can be used by small airports; that is, general aviation, reliever, non-hub, and small hub airports. The report includes sample exercise tools and plans, the checklist of effective practices for tabletop and full-scale emergency exercises, and a road map for developing an effective exercise program. The purpose is to enable the reader to “grab and go” from the ideas and sample exercise materials, derived from a survey of 58 U.S. airports regarding specific exercise plans and procedures; and from six detailed case examples. The checklist is designed to assist airport managers, emergency managers, and planners in the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective exercise programs. Every airport in the study, general aviation as well as FAA Part 139, found benefits from going beyond regulatory minima for training and exercises. Many reported that the exercise guidance in the Department of Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) provides the most effective model for exercises, but most of those airports noted that extensive effort is required to prepare staff to use HSEEP and to adapt the HSEEP materials to fit the airport environment. Most often, airports said that they have received valuable assistance from local government agency partners in developing exercises, particularly exercises using HSEEP templates and forms.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 163p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01604970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309389709
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project A11-03, Topic S04-17
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2016 10:55AM