Subpart E - Emergency planning

139.101 Emergency planning

(a) In addition to the requirements in Annex 14, aerodrome operators shall:

(1) form an Emergency Planning Committee to discuss, determine and implement emergency planning arrangements commensurate with the size and types of aircraft using the aerodrome; and

(2) ensure the ready availability of and coordination with appropriate specialist rescue services to be able to respond to emergencies at a water aerodrome or where a land aerodrome is located close to water and/or swampy areas or difficult terrain and where a significant portion of approach or departure operations takes place over these areas; and

(3) include, in the case of a water aerodrome, water rescue, oil and fuel spillages response, and recovery of aircraft from the movement area; and

(4) the emergency plan shall be acceptable to the Governor.

(b) The emergency plan shall ensure it identifies an appropriate incident commander to undertake the coordination of those agencies responding to the emergency; and

139.103 Aerodrome emergency exercise

(a) In addition to the requirements in Annex 14, at aerodromes where the approach or departure areas have water and/or swampy areas, or difficult terrain, the aerodrome shall make arrangements to test and assess the pre-determined response for the specialist rescue services as set out in paragraph 139.101(a)(2).

(b) Where an actual incident/accident has occurred to which the response could be said to have tested all parts of the plan, an aerodrome operator can request in writing to the Governor to defer the biennial exercise.

(c) the aerodrome certificate holder shall notify the Governor well in advance of an intention to conduct an exercise.


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