EU/EASA Management Systems for Aerodromes

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Jenny Bradley
Jenny BradleyHead of Training
+49 30 45803177training@airsight.de

For more than 10-years commercial aerodromes should have implemented a functioning Safety Management System (SMS), based on ICAO requirements and Guidance Material (i.e. ICAO Safety Management Manual Doc 9859/Annex 19), or national regulations.

Since the adoption of EU Commission Regulation 139/2014, before 31st December 2017, aerodrome operators shall be required to demonstrate to their competent authorities the compliance of their Management System (MS), integrating an SMS, to the new European regulations.

While these new regulations are somewhat based on ICAO, they do include new elements, which differ in content and structure, and therefore may impact existing concepts, responsibilities and requirements related to aerodrome organization, management and safety management. Adapting existing management systems has been the greatest challenge, recently, faced by many aerodrome operators.

Attendees of this 2-day training course will gain the necessary knowledge to adapt and extend their existing MS and SMS in order to fulfil the new European requirements, and to demonstrate compliance within the conversion of their aerodrome certificate.

This course will provide first a detailed overview of the structure of the new requirements: Implementing Rules (IRs), Acceptable and Alternative Means of Compliance (AMC/AltMoC), and Guidance Material (GM). New elements, such as “personnel and training requirements”, “compliance monitoring and record keeping”, “coordination with other organisations” will be explained and demystified based on current best practices already implemented at different European aerodromes.

Attendees will be encouraged to participate by providing examples of strengths and weaknesses of their existing MS, SMS, and other elements such as compliance monitoring and quality management system).

Course Details

Location: Berlin
Language: English
Date: 28.11. - 29.11.2022
Duration: 2 days

Course Fee
The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination, as well as the coffee breaks and business lunch.

excl. VAT
1.160,00 EUR
incl. VAT
1.380,40 EUR

For trainings in Berlin:

All customers will be charged 19% VAT.

The final price will be shown on your invoice. 

Course Content

New EU Requirements and EASA working methods

  • Introduction to relevant Essential Requirements and Implementing Rules
  • New terms and concepts used for maintaining certification

Management Requirements

  • Requirements for aerodrome operators
  • Implementation of a management system
  • Maintaining an effective management system
  • Integrating a safety management system  
  • Provision of personnel and other resources, training programmes, safety reporting, data management, coordination with other organisations
  • Leading safety programmes

Leadership & Culture

  • Exploration of the “hooks” provided in the new requirements
  • Facilitation of operators in their development
  • Maintenance of effective leadership
  • Workplace culture

Safety Performance

  • Requirements for measuring safety performance
  • Requirements for monitoring safety performance
  • Requirements for improving safety performance

Safety Management

  • Organisation and Coordination
  • EASA safety management recommendation for aerodrome operator
  • Engagement of contractors and other organisations in safety management activities
  • Communication, training, planning and programmes

Maintaining Compliance

  • Reaction to non-compliances
  • Required response to occurrences
  • Necessary actions and evaluations

Trainer

Steve Garrett

Steve is a safety trainer and consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. In recent years Steve has been supporting airsight by conducting together large studies on behalf of EASA (e.g. “study on the regulation of ground de-icing and anti-icing services”), and by delivering training on the new EU Regulations and EASA Rules for aerodromes, authorities and organisations; including, certification, management systems, accountabilities for senior management, requirements for Authority Inspectors, human factors and operations. As a professional psychotherapist Steve has developed and conducted Human Factors training courses as well as stress and anger workshops. In addition, he has been a regular contributor to the SKYbrary website, and contributed to several EUROCONTROL safety programmes. As well as designing and delivering SMS training worldwide, Steve represented Europe's regional air operators, manufacturers and aerodromes in operational and safety matters within the JAA and during the emergence of EASA. Furthermore, Steve has more than 4,000 hours as a navigator with the Royal Air Force.

Target Group

  • Aerodrome operations
  • Aerodrome planning and development
  • Aerodrome maintenance
  • Safety management
  • Compliance monitoring and management
  • Coordination with contractors and other service provider
  • Rescue and Fire-fighting
  • Aerodrome protection e.g. obstacles and wildlife

Course Location

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The accommodation and travel costs are at the charge of the participants. Please note that airsight does not perform any travel and hotel bookings for the participants. Rooms can however be booked directly by the participants by contacting the hotel.

Organisational Details

The course hours are scheduled as follows:

first training day: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
last training day: 8.00 am - 4:00 pm

At the end of the course, all participants will receive an airsight certificate based on EASA training regulations, which is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry.

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Course Details

Location: In-house
Language: English
Duration: 2 days

Course Content

Overview of regulatory requirements for Aerodrome design, management, operations, certification and oversight, including

  • ICAO (Annexes 14 and 19, Safety Management Manual Doc 9859)
  • EU (EC Reg. 2018/1139 The Basic Regulation and COMM Reg.139/2014, The Aerodrome Cover Regulation, and its Annexes – Implementing Rules)
  • EASA (Certification Specifications, Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material)

Organisation requirements (PART ADR OR’s) for Management Systems

  • The 11 building blocks of a MS, including: responsibilities and accountabilities, safety policy, safety management, safety performance, change management, safety training and communication, compliance monitoring and coordination with emergency planning
  • Personnel requirements
  • Training and proficiency check programme
  • Provision of resources and facilities
  • Relationships with contractors and other organisations
  • Reporting systems and documentation

Operations requirements (PART ADR OPS)

  • Wildlife protection requirements
  • ADR surroundings protection from developments and activities

Overview of certification requirements

  •  Process
  •  Authority Requirements (PART ADR AR’s)

Managing the Certification Basis (CB) and maintaining compliance

  • Demonstrating compliance
  • Safety assessments
  • Compliance monitoring
  • Reacting to safety events and findings (non-compliances)
  • ELOS (Equivalent Level of Safety)
  • SC (Special Conditions)
  • DAAD (Deviation Acceptance and Action Document)

Organisation requirements (PART ADR OR’s) for Safety Management Systems (SMS)

  • Organisational structure
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk analysis and mitigation/reduction
  • Safety performance verification
  • Safety programmes and communication

Senior management accountabilities and responsibilities

  • Resourcing
  • Training
  • Leadership and decision-making
  • Culture

Trainer

Steve Garrett

Steve is a safety trainer and consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. In recent years Steve has been supporting airsight by conducting together large studies on behalf of EASA (e.g. “study on the regulation of ground de-icing and anti-icing services”), and by delivering training on the new EU Regulations and EASA Rules for aerodromes, authorities and organisations; including, certification, management systems, accountabilities for senior management, requirements for Authority Inspectors, human factors and operations. As a professional psychotherapist Steve has developed and conducted Human Factors training courses as well as stress and anger workshops. In addition, he has been a regular contributor to the SKYbrary website, and contributed to several EUROCONTROL safety programmes. As well as designing and delivering SMS training worldwide, Steve represented Europe's regional air operators, manufacturers and aerodromes in operational and safety matters within the JAA and during the emergence of EASA. Furthermore, Steve has more than 4,000 hours as a navigator with the Royal Air Force.

Target Group

  • Civil Aviation Authority personnel
  • Aerodrome Inspectors
  • Aerodrome accountable managers
  • Aerodrome operations managers
  • Aerodrome safety managers
  • Aerodrome maintenance managers
  • Aerodrome compliance managers
  • Aerodrome quality managers

Organisational Details

airsight offers this training course on request, worldwide. At the end of the course, all participants will receive an airsight certificate based on EASA training regulations, which is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry.

About airsight Training

airsight Training course quality

airsight operates an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System and pursues the objective to provide high quality services that fully meet the clients’ needs.

Show more