Delay/Diversion Plan

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Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport Emergency Contingency Plan

Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) 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 Marty Piette at [email protected]. GRB is filing this plan with the Department of Transportation because (1) it is a commercial airport or (2) this airport may be used by an air carrier described in USC 42301(a)(1) for diversions.

This plan describes how, following excessive tarmac delays and to the extent practicable, GRB will:

  1. Provide for the deplanement of passengers;
  2. Provide for the sharing of facilities and make gates available at the airport; and
  3. 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 Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport
24-hour contact information for airport: 920-498-4820, Airport Public Safety
Name and title of person preparing the plan: Marty Piette, A.A.E., Assistant Airport Director
Date of submission of plan: February 10, 2017
Airport Category: Non-Hub

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

GRB 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 that have incurred excessive tarmac delays as soon as practicable after receiving requests from such airlines at the contact number listed above.

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

The gates at GRB are under preferential lease to air carriers and are not fully controlled by the airport during those time periods when the tenant’s usage of that gate meets the usage specified in the preferential use lease. We may be able to direct a tenant airline to accommodate another air carrier aircraft at its preferentially leased gate during those time periods when the tenant airline is not using, or not scheduled to use, the gates. We will direct our tenant air carriers to make gates and other facilities available to an air carrier seeking to deplane at a gate during those time periods the gates are not in use or not scheduled to be in use, to the maximum extent practicable.

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

GRB has a defined sterile area (CBP-GAF) capable of accommodating limited numbers of 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 the GAF to the extent practicable.

Public Access to the Emergency Contingency Plan

GRB will provide public access to its emergency contingency plan through one or more of the
following means:

  1. Posting in a conspicuous location on the airport website (
  2. Providing notice of the availability of the plan on the airport’s social media accounts.
  3. Posting signs in conspicuous locations in the terminals.
  4. Advertising the availability of the plan in local newspapers of record.