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Guidebook for Developing Ramp Control Facilities (2017)

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Suggested Citation:"Glossary of Terms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Guidebook for Developing Ramp Control Facilities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24668.
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Suggested Citation:"Glossary of Terms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Guidebook for Developing Ramp Control Facilities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24668.
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A-6 Guidebook for developing Ramp Control Facilities RAMP CONTROL CONSIDERATION INITIAL COST RECURRING COST People—Roles and Responsibilities 1. What specific tasks are ramp control expected to perform? Authorize pushback and movement into, out of, and on the ramp. Sequence departures prior to transfer to ATC. Apply local safety directives (e.g., gate adjacency/wingtip clearances, engine start, disconnect, tow-in). Coordinate with ATC or other stakeholders. Track/document flight information. Ramp-related duties (e.g., gate management, tracking/updating information). Initial cost of hiring personnel may be affected by required job qualifications Cost of procuring technology Initial cost of creating positions including equipment, communication lines, physical space, etc. Wages and salary may be affected by the required recurring training Updating and upgrading technology Ongoing telecommunications and utilities cost Table A-3. Step 3—evaluate ramp control considerations. Step 3—Evaluate Ramp Control Considerations The questions listed in Table A-3 should enable the user to record answers to the questions and list any known initial and recurring costs associated with each of the ramp control man- agement options. This information will be used to identify which entity may be best suited to perform ramp control at an airport and from which location ramp control should be conducted. Appendix B lists some of the initial and recurring costs that the user should consider based on the management option being evaluated. Table A-2. (Continued). CONSIDERATION TOPIC: ADMINISTRATIVE 11. How many flight operators will be affected by the airport operator’s decision to implement “common-use” gates? Single dominant flight operator only Multiple flight operators including a dominant air carrier Multiple air carriers that do not include the dominant air carrier or no dominant air carrier is present 12. How many flight operators are requesting implementations of ramp control? Single dominant flight operator Multiple flight operators including a dominant air carrier Multiple air carriers that do not include the dominant air carrier or no dominant air carrier is present 13. Which flight operators are expected to benefit from implementation of ramp control? Single dominant flight operator Multiple flight operators including a dominant air carrier Multiple air carriers that do not include the dominant air carrier or no dominant air carrier is present Topic Questions Response

Questions Associated with Steps 1–3 A-7 (continued on next page) Table A-3. (Continued). 8. Will ramp control personnel be required to perform other duties unrelated to ramp control? Yes No If yes, determine initial cost of hiring/ training personnel If no, then no additional costs are anticipated Annual wages and benefits based on number of personnel a) If yes, how frequently are these other duties expected to be performed? Frequently Occasionally Rarely Initial cost of hiring /training personnel Annual wages and benefits based on number of personnel RAMP CONTROL CONSIDERATION INITIAL COST RECURRING COST People—Staffing 2. How many ramp control positions do you anticipate needing? Maximum: _____ Minimum: _____ Initial cost of hiring/training personnel Annual wages and benefits based on number of personnel 3. Approximately how many hours per day is ramp control desired/needed? Maximum: _____ Minimum: _____ Initial cost of hiring personnel Annual wages and benefits based on number of personnel 4. Identify work rules that may impact the number of hours per shift (e.g., breaks, maximum number of hours per day). Annual wages and benefits based on number of personnel 5. How many shifts are expected to be needed/desired? Maximum: _____ Minimum: _____ Annual wages and benefits based on number of personnel 6. How many supervisory/managerial personnel desired/needed per shift? Maximum: _____ Minimum: _____ Annual wages and benefits based on number of personnel 7. List the job qualifications for those that are required to perform ramp control function May influence costs associated with supervision, training and staffing a) Does your organization have personnel with the requisite expertise to perform ramp control? Yes No If yes, determine cost of additional training required for current personnel If no, determine initial cost of hiring/training personnel Annual wages and benefits based on number of personnel b) Will previous experience with military or FAA ATC be required? Yes No

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