Airport Certification & Compliance

airsight assists aerodrome operators in fulfilling international requirements and managing compliance.

Contact Aerdrome Certification Department

Moritz Kaschel
Moritz KaschelHead of Department
+49 30 45803177


Certified aerodromes, under the oversight of their responsible authorities, shall demonstrate and continually monitor compliance with a multitude of complex regulations and requirements to establish and maintain a high and uniform level of safety.

Due to extensive knowledge and experience in national and international specifications for the design and management of aerodromes, airsight is uniquely capable to guide operators and authorities efficiently through the process of gaining and maintaining certification.

airsight conducts tailored, independent and objective compliance checks and inspection services as well as safety assessments and supporting documentation to demonstrate acceptable levels of safety of possible deviations and ensure continued validity of certification.

EASA Regulations Calendar

airsight keeps an always updated record of applicable requirements for its projects and audits. You can find a non-exhaustive overview of the current and upcoming changes applicable to aerodromes. Get to grips with Regulations, Amendments and Decisions with our EASA Regulations Calendar

Get to grips with Regulations, Amendments and Decisions with our: EASA Regulations Calendar

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Audits & Inspections

Receive an independent and reliable status-quo on the level of compliance of your organisation, infrastructure and airside operations

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airsight audits allow airport operators to receive an external and independent assessment of their regulatory compliance as well as their level of conformity with their own procedures. 

airsight auditors have also gained experience in supporting aerodrome operators with their internal audit programmes. From planning, conducting and following-up internal audits airsight offers the full spectrum of audit services.

Our team may also be deployed for detailed on-site inspections of airside infrastructure and operations. Our inspectors have visited many airports in the last years and gained a lot of experience in this field, making airsight one of the most knowledgeable providers of such services.

airsight’s experienced resident auditors enable you to fulfil the requirements on internal auditing, whether you are an aerodrome operator or a competent authority. See below a selection of subjects, that airsight can audit on behalf of your organisation:

A) General Requirements:

This subpart covers the requirements regarding Oversight Documentation, Means of Compliance, Information to the Agency, Immediate Reaction to a safety problem and Safety Directives. airsight can support competent authorities in achieving compliance with the requirements.

B) Management:

Covering the requirements regarding the authority’s management system this part covers subjects like Policies, Procedures, Staff allocation, facilities, compliance monitoring, mutual exchange between CAAs, Change Management and Record Keeping.

C) Oversight, Certification & Enforcement:

The aerodrome oversight by the competent authority with all its requirements regarding auditing, oversight cycle, certification basis, special conditions, changes, findings, observations, corrective actions and enforcement measures is defined in this subpart. Feel free to approach us to discuss your challenges with our experienced auditors!

A) General Requirements:

This part describes the scope of this rule set as well as how to achieve compliance with it. airsight can support you with achieving compliance through acceptable means of compliance or alternative means of compliance.

B) Certification – Aerodromes and Aerodrome Operators

In this part the regulation describes the process of initial and ongoing certification covering subjects like: Application, Demonstration of compliance, Terms of Certificate, Change Management and Continuous compliance. airsight can support you at any stage of certification – initial or ongoing. Get in touch to discuss your project with us!

C) Additional Aerodrome Operator Responsibilities

Part C outlines various additional responsibilities regarding the safe operation and maintenance of aerodromes. As part of the compliance monitoring an essential aspect is the follow-up of findings and corrective actions. airsight supports various airport operators with managing deviations and the audit follow-up.

D) Management – Aerodrome Operators:

This extensive part of the requirements prescribes how the management system shall be set up including the nominated persons (Safety Manager, Maintenance Manager, Compliance Manager). Furthermore, this part covers requirements for SMS, Training, Proficiency and contracted activities. Our team is well experienced in auditing and supporting airport operators in these subject areas. Get in touch to discuss your project!

E) Aerodrome Manual and Documentation:

An integral part of the aerodrome documentation is represented by the aerodrome manual. This part extensively covers all related requirements on the set up of an aerodrome manual. Airsight is looking back on many years of experience with the set up and optimisation of  aerodrome manuals and can support you anytime.

F) Apron Management Service:

This subpart covers the requirements for Apron Management Service Providers (PAMS). The rules require the PAMS to have its own Management System (including SMS, Compliance, Changes, Training). Our team can support you with any challenges you are facing with regards to AMS.

A) Aerodrome Data:

airsight’s resident experts on aerodrome data will proficiently support you with any challenges you are facing regarding data quality, interfaces, NOTAMs, GRF and other requirements covered by this subpart.

B) Aerodrome Operational Services, Equipment & Installations

Our very own “Safety & Operations” Department will support you with any projects related to the operational subjects included in this subpart. Frequent challenges that airports are facing are related to Low Visibility Operations, Aerodrome Works Safety, Higher Code Letter Operations, Visual Aids and Winter Operations.

C) Aerodrome Maintenance:

Aerodromes should have implemented a comprehensive and robust maintenance programme covering the airside infrastructure, fixed and mobile equipment and especially the aeronautical ground lights as prescribed by this sub part. airsight supports you with the setup of a maintenance programme down to the last detail.

D) Apron Management Operations:

This subpart is centred around the operational safety on aprons and covers subjects like, management of aircraft movements, stand allocation, aircraft parking, jet blast precautions, engine tests and follow-me services. airsight has gained extensive experience in this domain through many projects. Let us support you regarding operational or organisational challenges on your aprons.

Selected Projects

Compliance Checks & Gap Analyses

If it is a new taxiway or a project of even larger scale – our experts will diligently assess the compliance with the applicable requirements (ICAO, EASA and others). Our gap analyses will provide all management levels  with a reliable compliance status of their organisational setup.

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For our compliance checks we utilise well-structured checklists and employ advanced evaluation tools to visualize and quantify our results and put them into perspective. 

airsight compliance checks are always evidence-based to cater for good traceability and make our output ready for submission to the CAA.

Airsight offers gap analyses for those clients who do not require the formalities of an audit but still need a compliance status of their organization. With valuable checklists and advanced evaluation methods airsight is able to present the results for anyone throughout the organisation – from technical expert to high-level management.

Managing Deviations

Gaining and maintaining compliance by demonstrating acceptable levels of safety for non-compliances and deviations from regulations and specifications.

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Deviations from applicable standards are not necessarily unsafe. However, any demonstration of compliance requires supporting documentation such as safety or risk assessments.

Aerodrome operators and authorities can deviate from regulations by demonstrating acceptable levels of safety for variations in policies and procedures or non-compliances with certification specifications for aerodrome infrastructure.

airsight excels in the management of deviations, utilising its expertise to categorise non-compliances, conduct comprehensive safety assessments, develop appropriate alternative means of compliance and offer support in liaising and negotiating with the responsible authorities.

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Other Advisory Services

Our Team can do so much more for you! Be inspired by a selection of further airsight services

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Our Expertise

Since 1999, we conducted numerous projects related to the compliance and certification of airports. We have gained extensive knowledge and use specialised tools to make our services efficient and effective. This way we can deliver the best results to our clients.

airsight supports airport operators in creating concepts for the implementation of operational (airside driving permit system, airside work permit system, training & proficiency check programmes) or organisational (compliance monitoring system, safety management system, change management system) undertakings. Our experts also support operators during the implementation phase giving valuable advice.

If you are looking for a different perspective on operational or compliance-related subjects, we can provide you with comprehensive Expert Opinions. Through such statements airsight has helped numerous airport operators solve operational issues or obtain the civil aviation authioritie's approval. airsight's broad network of aviation professionals will give you valuable inputs for the challenges you are facing!

“Write down what you do and do what you have written down!” is a core principle of airport certification. airsight supports you with setting up your aerodrome manual and supporting documentation. Together with our Operations Department you will be provided with extensive knowledge, experience and best practices.

Our team also advises airport operators how to organise their document structure to be fit for certification. Reach out to us, if you want to discuss the challenges you are facing.