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Development of Contingency Plans For Lengthy Airline On-Board Ground Delays
About this Document
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recommended that the Secretary of Transportation establish a national task force of airlines, airports, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to coordinate and develop contingency plans to deal with lengthy ground delays, such as working with airlines and airports to share facilities and make gates available in an emergency. To implement this recommendation, on January 3, 2008, the Secretary of Transportation, consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, established the National Task Force to Develop Model Contingency Plans to Deal with Lengthy On-Board Ground Delays (Task Force).
The Department of Homeland Security, the FAA, and the DOT Office of the Secretary were nonmember participants in the Task Force. This document was produced as a result of the Task Force’s deliberations.
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