EU/EASA Requirements: Accountabilities for Aerodrome Management

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Jenny Bradley
Jenny BradleyHead of Training
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EU/EASA aerodrome regulations are very complex and introduce numerous requirements for senior management and, especially, for accountable managers. As well as being given new responsibilities, aerodrome management will be held directly accountable for non-compliances and failure to improve performance. Therefore, there is an essential need for aerodrome management to have a clear understanding of the content of the regulations and how to implement them within their organisation.

This 2-day course provides a swift introduction, and will focus on the salient points of management accountability. The course's general content introduces the new regulations, differences, where relevant, to ICAO requirements, as well as the consequences for aerodrome management in terms of accountability and responsibilities. It provides clear guidelines for maintaining certification status and managing the Certification Basis and flexibility options (ELOS, SC and DAAD) that are at the disposal of operators to efficiently manage deviations.

This course ensures managers have sufficient knowledge of the necessary organisational and operational requirements and are able to demonstrate their competence in the application of their duties. Particular attention will be paid to risk-based decision making and allocation of resources, as required under these new requirements.

Participants will also gain familiarity with the process for addressing permanent and temporary Changes with focus placed on safety assessments and the process for demonstrating compliance.

A certificate is delivered at the end of the course as required by EASA.


  • As time is very limited for most managers, this course can be held at your premises based on your organisation’s requirements (Inhouse). As an Inhouse course, it can also be adapted to different levels of management: a half-day introductory course for senior managers (e.g. CFO) or a one and half days’ course for line managers (e.g. accountable managers).

Course Details

Duration:2 days

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


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

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.

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