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TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 73: Airport-to-Airport Mutual Aid Programs is designed to help guide airports that would like to enter into formal or informal mutual aid agreements with other airports in the event of a community-wide disaster that requires support and assistance beyond its own capabilities.

The report describes the potential benefits that an airport-to-airport mutual aid program (MAP) can provide and outlines the different issues that should be considered when setting up an airport-to-airport MAP.

Suggested Citation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2012. Airport-to-Airport Mutual Aid Programs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

181 pages |  8.5 x 11 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-25825-8
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Front Matter i-viii
Summary 1-3
Introduction 4-7
Chapter 1 - Airport-to-Airport Mutual Aid Needs and Benefits 8-14
Chapter 2 - Existing Organizations 15-19
Chapter 3 - Non-Aviation Mutual Aid Programs 20-25
Chapter 4 - Mutual Aid Expectations 26-30
Chapter 5 - Relationships among Airports 31-36
Chapter 6 - Establishing a Program 37-45
Chapter 7 - Procedures and Considerations for an Airport Requiring Aid 46-49
Chapter 8 - Procedures and Considerations for Airports Wishing to Volunteer Aid 50-55
Chapter 9 - Procedures and Considerations for Coordinators of Aid 56-61
Chapter 10 - Choices for Airports Regarding Mutual Aid 62-62
Appendix A - Airport Personnel Contacts 63-63
Appendix B - WESTDOG Manual 64-107
Appendix C - New Hampshire Mutual Aid Enabling Law 108-110
Appendix D - New Hampshire Public Works MAP Requester s Checklist 111-112
Appendix E - New Hampshire Public Works MAP Requester s Letter 113-113
Appendix F - Sample State Mutual Aid Compacts 114-128
Appendix G - Utilities Helping Utilities Manual 129-168
Appendix H - Checklist for Airports Requesting Aid (per Time Phase) 169-170
Appendix I - Checklist for Airports Volunteering Aid (per Time Phase) 171-173
Appendix J - Security Access Procedures 174-174
Appendix K - Model Delegation Letter 175-175
Appendix L - Assistance Request Form 176-176
Appendix M - Form to Volunteer Assistance 177-177
Appendix N - Airport-to-Airport Mutual Aid Program Situation Report 178-178
Appendix O - Glossary of Acronyms 179-182

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