The Impact of the DOT Regulations as to Tarmac Delays on Air Carriers And Airports

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Why did DOT suggest these Regulations?

•Air Carriers and Airports

What do the Regulations Provide?

•Air Carrier Adoption of a Contingency Plan for Lengthy Tarmac Delays:

•3 Hour Mark (US Carriers):

–Domestic flights--air carrier will not permit an aircraft to remain on the tarmac for more than three hours unless

•Pilot-in-command determines if a safety-related or security related reason prohibits the aircraft’s return or

•ATC advises the pilot-in-command that returning would significantly disrupt airport operations.

–International flights--air carrier will not permit an aircraft to remain on the tarmac for more than a set number of hours unless:

•Pilot-in-command determines if a safety-related or security related reason prohibits the aircraft’s return or

•ATCadvises the pilot-in-command that returning would significantly disrupt airport operations.

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