The UK Airlines Emergency Planning Group (UKAEPG) was created to:
1.1 Assist in all matters relating to the establishment of recommended
practice(s) for airline response to an aircraft accident and/or incident.
1.2 Promote an ethos of mutual aid and communication between members.
1.3 Make recommendations to be implemented in a rational and co-ordinated
1.4 Liaise with the IATA ERPWG on Industry standards and to establish national standards within the IATA framework.
UKAEPG will develop policies, standards and recommendations for consideration by the UK airlines for the:
2.1 Evaluation of requirements for emergency response planning.
2.2 Establishment and maintenance of airline emergency response standards and practices.
2.3 Exchange of views on all aspects of emergency planning.
2.4 Promotion, when appropriate, of new developments, standards and practices.
2.5 Co-operation and co-ordination of activities with relevant associations,
national and international bodies as necessary to achieve its purposes.
2.6 Act as a lobby group to facilitate changes to standards and practices
within the Emergency Services.
3. UKAEPG will interface with the Flight Safety Foundation, European Regional Airlines Association, UK Flight Safety Committee and IATA working group and others as appropriate.
3.1 Provision of advice and/or assistance to non member airlines.
3.2 Collaboration with emergency planning groups and authorities.
MEMBERSHIP AND WORKING ARRANGEMENTS
4. Membership is open to all UK Airlines as defined in Appendix A. The UKAEPG may consider applications from non UK airlines for associate membership as defined in Appendix A.
5. Application for membership shall be made to the Chairperson, UKAEPG.
6. UKAEPG members shall elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary for a two year term.
PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE AT UKAEPG MEETINGS OBSERVERS
7. Non Members may request attendance as observers at UKAEPG Meetings. Such requests should be addressed to the Secretary of UKAEPG who will respond in writing. In addition Observers may be invited by the Secretary to attend the meeting.
8. Where their knowledge or advice would be helpful in attaining the objectives of the meeting, both airline and non airline representatives may participate as observers at the UKAEPG Meetings. Such participation will be by invitation only. Following endorsement by the Chairperson, The Secretary will extend the invitation.
9. Notwithstanding the participation of outside parties at any UKAEPG Meeting, the Chairperson may, at any time, call the UKAEPG Meeting in closed session, for the whole or any part of the meeting. Only full members of the UKAEPG may attend and participate in closed sessions. Associate members may attend at the Chairperson's discretion.
10. In view of what is being discussed the Chairperson may, at any time, request that no notes are taken and that no reports, in whatever form, are made. Every member has the right of confidentiality within the meeting if required.
11. UKAEPG shall produce a work programme (Appendix B).
12. UKAEPG shall meet quarterly at locations members agreed amongst the group.
UK AOC holders
operating fixed or rotary winged aircraft over 5700kgs.
Other Airlines not fulfilling full membership criteria.
Other bodies at the invitation of the group.
The airline will agree to attend at least one meeting per year.
The airline will commit to electing a permanent representative.
Attendance at two or more consecutive meetings, without mitigating circumstances, could result in cancellation of membership.
All members will agree to pay an annual fee of £50, which will be reviewed annually.
This fee will be non-refundable in the event of a member leaving from the group for any reason whatsoever.
Will be accepted in writing to the Secretary or the Chairperson.