Flashcards in Final (chp 7, 8, 9) Deck (50):
True or False: Part 139 applies to airports that serve GA aircraft only.
139 only applies to airports serving AIR CARRIERS with more than 9 seats, and unscheduled air carries with more than 30 seats
What does Part 139 essentially ensure?
Makes it so all airports serving AIR CARRIERS look the same, operate the same, etc. to meet minimum standards of safety
True or False: Under Part 139 you must have fire/rescue on the airport.
What does the Airport Certification Manual (ACM) address?
The requirements in Part 139 and HOW each airport is meeting these standards
What is perhaps the most important training to be held and recorded for an airport?
What is ARFF
- AIRCRAFT rescue and fire fighting
- Designed specifically for driving up to a/c and putting out the fire
Describe Mutual Aid
Mutual Aid is when you have previously drawn out/written agreements with other entities who will come to you aid during emergencies
At airports with commercial services, traffic and wind directions indicators must be located:
Next to the AIR CARRIER runway!
There are 3 ARFF Alerts. When do the trucks roll?
Alert 1 - Local Standby (No Trucks)
Alert 2 - Full Emergency (Trucks will roll)
Alert 3 - A/c Accident (Trucks, worst case)
Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) includes:
Procedures, medical services, and mutual aid
What kind of airports are required to have a plan for the handling/storing of Hazardous Substances/Materials?
Airports with COMMERCIAL SERVICE
What is the significance of SEA/WES DOGS? (disaster organization groups)
There organizations help stand airports back up after disaster, because the airport becomes VITAL in getting people/supplies/aid in and out.
With Self-Inspection programs, when/how often is the airfield inspected?
- After unusual conditions
- After accidents
How does the Airport publish/relay information about the condition of the field?
Via Airport NOTAM
Obstructions on the airfield must be:
Removed, marked or lighted
Under Part 139, MAINTENANCE personnel does inspections of ________
Landside FACILITIES (HVAC)
After 9/11 the FAA's main concern with air travel became _____ and the NTSB took over ______
FAA = Safety
NTSB = Security
What are "Unscheduled" Operations?
When departure time/location and destination are NEGOTIATED with the customer
What are "Scheduled" Operations?
Operations where representatives offer departure time/location and destination IN ADVANCE
What is the Airport Certification Manual (ACM)?
- Addresses each requirement in Part 139
- Explains HOW the airport is meeting the standards
(needed for airport to obtain AOC)
What kind of records must be kept for 24 months?
- Personnel training
- Emergency personnel training for ARFF and EMS
(everything else is generally kept for 12 months)
Personnel accessing movement and safety areas must be trained every ___ consecutive months
____ training is key
What dimensions must a hole/crack in pavement be to require a prompt repair?
Does Part 139 include a Snow and Ice Control Plan?
How is the ARFF index determined for each airport?
- Based on LENGTH and AVG DAILY DEPARTURES
- "The longest a/c with an average of 5 or more daily departures"
How is the determination of the ARFF index flawed?
When new planes are being developed, no one tells the airports!!!!
When must an airport have procedures for the protection of persons and property during the storing of Hazardous Materials?
If it is a Certified Airport that acts as a CARGO handling agent
What does the Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) include?
- Procedures for prompt response to ALL emergencies and provisions for medical service
Under Part 139 certification, when must an airport perform inspection in order to meet the requirements for the Self-Inspection Program?
Must perform inspections:
- When there is an Unusual Condition
- When there is an accident
Are airports responsible for protecting their NAVAIDs?
Yes, Part 139 certified airports are!
Are Part 139 airports required to report airport conditions to air carriers?
True or False: If Part 139 requirements cannot be met by a certificated airport, the entire airport is shut down to air carrier ops.
- Noncomplying Conditions 139.343
- Must LIMIT air carrier ops to safe areas of the airport
Under Part 139, AIRPORT OPS personnel conduct ________ inspections
Maintenance records should be kept for ___ months
In terms of Runway Rubber Removal, certified airports are required to:
Promptly remove any contaminants on paved surfaces
How is Rubber measured on surfaces?
What are the 5 pavement distress groups?
2. Joint seal damage
5. Loss of skid resistance
Why are rocks added to some pavement mixtures?
To help with skid resistance!
Why would an airport contract maintenance service out of house?
If it is cheaper to use a 3rd party than to hire in-house personnel and pay benefits
For Tenant, Contractor and Employee protection, what is generally put in place?
Security Identification Display Area (SIDA)
- Challenging procedures
What are the 4 SMS Components?
1. Safety Policy
2. Safety Assurance
3. Safety Risk Management
4. Safety Promotion
What is Emergency Preparedness?
Being fully prepared for an emergency
What is bonding?
Insurance for contractors/ramp personnel.
What is the main reason why SMS is not required at part 139 airports?
What two type of “disasters” are airports required to plan for in their emergency plan?
Man-made and Natural
What are important factors to consider for media relations during an accident?
- Areas for media staging
- Procedures for issuing press releases
- Interacting with media personnel
- Escorts to media
Prior to 2001, who was responsible for airport security?
Airlines and their third party contractors
Is the TSA responsible for things like locking the doors at night, or building fences?
No. The airport is in charge of the physical space, the TSA is in charge of the people.