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... 3Overview Over the course of the 3 days in September 2007when this workshop took place, representativesfrom more than nine federal agencies, the airline and airport community, and several related associations representing numerous aviation interests provided their thoughts on pandemic planning in the United States as it relates to the aviation industry. At the beginning of the workshop, the chair of the workshop planning committee, Katherine Andrus of the Air Transport Association, provided background information to establish a common base for the discussion to take place during the workshop.
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... that organization has related to planning for pandemic events. DHS is responsible for responding to large- scale incidents of national significance, protecting the nation's infrastructure during a pandemic event, and protecting the country's borders.
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... 1. Minimizing the spread of disease via air travel • Risk- based screening at airports – Regulatory and legal authority and responsibility for illness- based screening of passengers at airports – Legal implications of denied boarding – Situational changes during a pandemic event – Review of current legislation and regulations in light of a pandemic event – CDC health- related travel notices – Passive and active passenger screening methods – Entry and exit screening – Public notification and outreach – State- level pandemic response planning activities – Difficulties in identifying signs and symptoms of infectious diseases – Level of effort needed for screening and quarantining infectious passengers – Differences in pandemic and nonpandemic response – Managing and protecting passenger data – Enhanced communication and coordination between industry and agencies • In- flight measures – Existing procedures and protocols for responding to ill passengers in flight – Identifying infectious passengers in flight – Providing airline crews with essential equipment and protection devices – Procedures for dealing with in- flight medical situations • Airport response – How airports will remain solvent during a pandemic event – Procedures for coordinating responses at airports during a pandemic event – Availability of trained medical personnel and space to address the anticipated number of ill passengers – Potential need to clean and disinfect aircraft and airport facilities during a pandemic event – Determining appropriate responses based on various conditions at various airports 2.
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... – Financial health of the aviation industry – Industry revenue effects – Example of the local economic impact of the aviation industry – Effects of different scenarios on the air industry – Attracting customers after a pandemic event – Funding sources available to airports – Use of aircraft in emergency response – Effects of hot zones in certain parts of the country – Ability of airports and airlines to share information, coordinate, and cooperate during a pandemic event – Possible scenarios during the recovery phase of a pandemic event – Impact of a pandemic event on general aviation – Long- term viability of the airline industry – Assessing the current financial situation of the various airlines – Plans to return to normal operations The workshop concluded with a brief recap of earlier discussions for invited senior- level officials from the various federal agencies and industry associations with a role in pandemic planning for the aviation industry. These individuals were then given an opportunity to express their thoughts on the workshop and any other information relevant to the discussions.

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