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3.01 Minor Aircraft Emergency (non-life threatening) involving a disabled aircraft on the ground (i.e. steering failure, flat tire, etc.).
3.01 Major Aircraft Emergency that could affect a safe landing (i.e. bomb threat, faulty landing gear, low hydraulic pressure, engine shut-down).
3.01 Aircraft crash, imminent crash upon landing or gear up landing, fire involving aircraft not in flight, an aircraft involved in an accident on or near the airport, etc.
): Restricted area of airport secured by physical barriers.
Airport Operations Area (AOA
Access to___is controlled by guarded gates,card readers or approved escort procedures
Airport Operations Area (AOA
3.01 The radio call sign designation when communicating with an Aircraft Rescue Vehicle.
Aircraft Rescue (AR)
ARFF Command at Bush Intercontinental,__and at __ Hobby
AR 1 and AR 21
3.01 Pre-determined positions near the runway where ARFF equipment is positioned when an aircraft emergency has been declared.
ARFF Standby Positions
3.01 A fire department level II staging area. An area where key department personnel and fire department personnel report during a major emergency.
Alert Response Point (ARP
3.01 A central location for airport dispatchers, paging, and information personnel.
Communication Center (Racom
A grade system for activatingand deploying appropriate airport support personnel in response to specificemergencies involving an aircraft and/or airport property
A.______:Bomb threat against aircraft on the ground, baggage on aircraft or baggage to be loaded onboard an aircraft.
_____: Bomb threat to a structure or anything other than an aircraft
Hijacking on an aircraft or in a terminal.
FAA facility that maintains safety on the airfield through radio communication with aircraft and vehicles.
Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT
3.01 A department of the City that operates and maintains the airports under Federal, State, and City laws and regulations. Also known as Houston Airport Systems (HAS).
Department of Aviation
3.01 A branch of the Department of Transportation, which regulates airports, civil aircraft, and the use of air space.
Federal Aviation Administration(FAA
HFD Incident Commander has declared the situation to be under control. This term states that the fire is out, the aircraft is stabilized, and all patients are receiving necessary treatment by Medical
When declared “Fire Safe”the incident is turned over to______
Airport Operations and downgraded to a lower status
Business that rents warehouse space and/or hangar space from HAS. An FBO can also fuel and maintain aircraft
Fixed Base Operator (FBO
a backup system for communication with aircraft and ground vehicles if the radio stops working
If an apparatus loses radio contact with the Control Tower, the driver of the apparatus will turn the apparatus toward the tower and________
flash its headlights until the Control Tower
acknowledges with the light gun:If the light is it steady green means
OK to cross the runway or taxiway
acknowledges with the light gun
If the light flashes steady Red
acknowledges with the light gun,
If the light flashes flashing red
Move off the runway or taxi-way immediately
acknowledges with the light gun, if the light flashes, flashing white
Go back to where you started
acknowledges with the light gun, if the light flashes, Alternating red and green
Use extreme caution
3.20 An independent, federal accident investigation agency, responsible for investigating, determining probable cause, and reporting of all civil aircraft accidents within the United States.
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Phrases used by Pilots, Controllers, and Ground Vehicle Operators ______.
- What it means:
- stay where you are
- Stop at the hold line at the intersection of the taxiway and the runway. Do not proceed onto the runway.
- Right Now No, permission not granted, or that is not correct. I have received all of your last transmission.