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Guidebook for the Development of Resiliency Management Plans


Airports have a plethora of planning documents, including Master Plans, Sustainable Management Plans, Emergency Operations and Irregular Operations Plans, Continuity of Operations Plan, Environmental Management Plans, and Workforce Planning for example. More airports are studying their climate risks and vulnerabilities as well. All of these planning efforts are necessary and critical to operational continuity, and to ensure that airports can serve their communities regardless of the circumstances. Research is needed to develop guidance and tools to help airports create comprehensive resiliency plans that consider other (existing) planning resources. The research should include consideration of environmental risks and climate change, but the topic of resiliency goes beyond those two subjects. The project should therefore take a comprehensive approach to resiliency management.


The objective of this research project is to develop a comprehensive guidebook and tools to help airports create holistic resiliency management plans. The research should be flexible and implementable by airports of all sizes, including options for developing plans to a level of detail and complexity in line with staff and budget resources.

Sponsoring Committee:AV030, Environmental Impacts of Aviation
Date Posted:03/02/2021
Date Modified:03/09/2021
Index Terms:Disaster resilience, Emergency management, Planning, Airports,
Cosponsoring Committees: 
Administration and Management
Planning and Forecasting
Security and Emergencies

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