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Burlington International Airport Emergency Contingency Plan

May 07, 2012

Burlington International 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 Kelly Colling at Burlington International 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,
Burlington International 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: Burlington International Airport
Name and title of person preparing the plan: Kelly Colling, Airport Operations Foreman
Preparer contact number: 802-863-2874 ext. 206
Preparer contact e-mail:
Date of submission of plan: May 14, 2012
Airport Category: Small Hub

Contact Information

In the event of diversion or other irregular operations events, aircraft operators should contact
the Airport Operations Duty phone at 802-316-6014 for assistance.

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

Burlington International 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. However, we have requested that each airline, ground handler and FBO
operation on the airport provide us with a list of the equipment and resources they have for
deplaning passengers and contact information. We will provide this inventory and contact
information to airlines as soon as practicable after receiving requests from such airlines
experiencing excessive tarmac delays at the contact number listed above. A partial list is
included as Attachment B.

Plan to Provide for the Sharing of Facilities and Make Gates Available in an Emergency

The gates at Burlington International 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. The Airport is unable to accommodate aircraft larger
than the A-320 at our gates. Larger aircraft will need to deplane passengers from a remote
parking position. A gate plan is included as Attachment A.

Plan to Provide a Sterile Area for Passengers Who Have Not Cleared United
States Customs and Border Protection

Burlington International Airport has a defined sterile area, designed for General Aviation,
capable of accommodating twenty (20) international passengers. 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 this sterile area to the
extent practicable.

Public Access to the Emergency Contingency Plan

Burlington International 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 (
• Providing notice of the availability of the plan on the airport’s social media accounts.

Click here for appendices