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Magic Vally Regional Airport Tarmac Delay Plan

Magic Valley Regional 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 Bill Carberry at . Magic Valley Regional Airport 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, Magic Valley Regional 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).

Magic Valley Regional Airport has facility constraints that limit our ability to accommodate diverted flights or maintain the airport’s safe operation and strongly encourages aircraft operators to contact the airport at 208-733-5215 for prior coordination of diverted flights, except in the case of a declared in-flight emergency. Specific facility constraints include the following: limited ramp space along with limited space for aircraft parking at the terminal, one FBO capable of providing fuel that requires a call out between 0300-1330Z, limited airstair availability, our sterile area is limited to approximately 175 people, and we have very limited ability to temporarly accommodate international passenger processing facilities. During diversion events Magic Valley Regional Airport issues NOTAMs regarding its ability to accommodate diverted flights to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the airport and its ability to serve the civil aviation needs of the public during irregular operations events.

Airport Information

Name of Airport:Magic Valley Regional Airport

Name and title of person preparing the plan: Bill Carberry

Preparer contact number: 208-733-5215 

Preparer contact e-mail:

Date of submission of plan: May 10, 2012

Airport Category: Large Hub * Medium Hub * Small Hub * Non Hub x

Contact Information

In the event of diversion or other irregular operations events, aircraft operators should contact the Airport Duty Manager at 208-733-5215 or Airport Operations at 2083087315 for assistance.

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

Magic Valley Regional Airport does not 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, Magic Valley Regional Airport  does own a boarding ramp capable of serving the following aircraft: MD80, 737, A319, A320, and 757. We will provide this ramp to the fixed based operator or airline if needed. 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 as soon as practicable after receiving requests from such airlines experiencing excessive tarmac delays at the contact number listed above.


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

The gates at Magic Valley Regional Airport are under common use gate leases, or agreements to air carriers and are controlled by the airport.  We have a total of two gates available within a sterile area that can accommodate approximately 175 people. We direct our common use air carrier users to make gates and other facilities available to an air carrier seeking to deplane/enplane at a gate to the maximum extent practicable. Magic Valley Regional Airport would direct airlines to our Airport/Facility Directory for guidance on aircraft size limitations.


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

Magic Valley Regional Airport does not have international passenger processing facilities. We will coordinate with local CBP and law enforcement officials to identify suitable areas and procedures for establishing a temporary sterile area into which international passengers on diverted aircraft who have not yet cleared United States Customs and Border Protection can be deplaned. Once these efforts are complete, 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 these sterile areas to the extent practicable.


Public Access to the Emergency Contingency Plan

Magic Valley Regional 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 http://www.tfid.org

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

• Posting signs in conspicuous locations in the terminals.

• Advertising the availability of the plan in local newspapers of record.

Download a copy of the Magic Valley Regional Airport Tarmac Delay Plan.