Introduction to Airport Operations

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Diana Lünse
Diana LünseHead of Training
+49 30 45803177training@airsight.de

Airport operations demand the highest standards of safety, reliability, efficiency and comfort. Given a continuously growing demand for air traffic, a high concentration of movements and a limited place available to handle operations, it is required to implement optimised procedures and technologies and a close connection of all stakeholders. For instance: about 75,000 people employed by more than 500 companies ensure that up to 195,000 passengers are being carried every day at Germany’s biggest hub in Frankfurt.

Attending this 3-day training course will provide you with a structured and practical introduction to all multifaceted aspects of airport operations; exploring the functional elements of an airport including a detailed explanation of aircraft operations, airside and landside processes as well as other topics of interest, such as flight planning, safety, maintenance, winter service, emergency and rescue management.

If you are new to airport management or aerodrome operations, or have worked primarily in a specialised role only, and now wish to broaden your knowledge and understanding (perhaps to meet a promotion requirement), this course is a comprehensive and in depth introduction.

Specifically you will learn details about: the role of the airport and each of its components in the global aviation business; how different airports meet different market needs and have different requirements; aircraft operations from start-up to shut-down; operating aircraft and Aerodromes (ADR’s) in all weather conditions, including low visibility; safety management principles and how to protect the ADR and operations from threats, including obstacles and wildlife; and, the impact airport operations can have on the environment, and how these impacts can be reduced or eliminated.
 

Course Details

Location:Berlin
Language:English
Date:30.09. - 02.10.2024
Duration:3 days
Provider:airsight GmbH

Course Fee

The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination. For non-virtual courses, coffee breaks and business lunch are also included.

excl. VAT
2.200,00 EUR
incl. VAT
2.618,00 EUR

For courses in Berlin:

All customers will be charged 19% VAT.

The final price will be shown on your invoice.

Please note: If you want to register several particpants from your company but need a single invoice for each, please register each of them seperately.

Course Content

Aerodrome operator in the aviation system

  • Functional roles of an airport
  • Types and categories of airports
  • Specifics of air transports

Aviation law, structures, organisations and rules

  • ICAO
  • European aerodrome requirements
  • Other organisations and materials

Airport system

  • Airside components and design principles:
    • Airspace (SIDs/STARs, holding, approach)
    • Movement area (runways, taxiways, aprons)
  • Landside components:
    • Terminals
  • Navigation and approach aids:
    • Visual aids
    • Precision approach aids
    • Non-precision approach aids
    • Surface guidance systems (markings, signs, lights, docking and guidance systems)

Aircraft operations

  • Approach (Instrument flight procedures, stabilised approach concept, missed approach)
  • Landing
  • Taxiing & pushback
  • Take-off (required / available distances, separation, etc.)
  • Air Traffic Control and apron management

All weather operations

  • Responsibilities of an airport operator
  • Airline & flight crew requirements
  • Detection, warning and information services
  • Impact of weather
  • Low visibility procedures

Aerodrome monitoring, safeguarding & protection

  • Management of obstacles
  • Movement area monitoring
  • Friction coefficient
  • Lighting
  • Maintenance and construction activities
  • Monitoring standards
  • Wildlife control

Emergency & rescue

  • Rescue and Firefighting Services (RFFS)
  • Emergency planning

Safety management

  • Anatomy of an accident
  • SMS elements and structure
  • Safety assessments

Environmental protection

  • Noise
  • Air quality
  • Water and soil

Trainer

Ian Witter

Ian Witter is an aviation safety professional with 39 years of experience in airfield operations at airports. His leadership roles include being a qualified safety auditor and a member of ICAO, EASA, Eurocontrol, and CAA Committees. Ian has also chaired the ICAO, ACI Europe, and ACI World Operations and Safety groups. His expertise extends to training and course design across Airfield Operations subjects, and he has completed over 75 airport safety reviews across 8 different countries.

Ian’s contributions to the industry include authoring industry guidance published by ACI and Eurocontrol. He has held prestigious positions such as the Chair of ICAO Aerodrome Operations Working Group and the ACI World Safety and Technical Standing Committee. His career was primarily spent at Heathrow and Gatwick, in addition to various roles in BAA Head Office. For airsight, Ian serves as an expert trainer for several airport operations and safety related training courses.

Target Group

  • All new aerodrome and airport employees
  • All employees starting a career in an airport management position
  • All airport and aerodrome operator employees requiring a broader understanding of airport operations
  • All Competent Authority inspectors needing to broaden their understanding
  • All ground-handling managers and personnel needing to broaden their understanding
  • Other aviation personnel (engineering, industry or ATC personnel) who want to get a broader introduction to airport elements and processes.

Course Location

Organisational Details

The course hours are scheduled as follows:

first training day:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
mid-training days:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
last training day:    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Coffee breaks and business lunch are included in the course fee. 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

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

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Course Details

Location:Berlin
Language:English
Date:02.12. - 04.12.2024
Duration:3 days
Provider:airsight GmbH

Course Fee

The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination. For non-virtual courses, coffee breaks and business lunch are also included.

excl. VAT
2.200,00 EUR
incl. VAT
2.618,00 EUR

For courses in Berlin:

All customers will be charged 19% VAT.

The final price will be shown on your invoice.

Please note: If you want to register several particpants from your company but need a single invoice for each, please register each of them seperately.

Course Content

Aerodrome operator in the aviation system

  • Functional roles of an airport
  • Types and categories of airports
  • Specifics of air transports

Aviation law, structures, organisations and rules

  • ICAO
  • European aerodrome requirements
  • Other organisations and materials

Airport system

  • Airside components and design principles:
    • Airspace (SIDs/STARs, holding, approach)
    • Movement area (runways, taxiways, aprons)
  • Landside components:
    • Terminals
  • Navigation and approach aids:
    • Visual aids
    • Precision approach aids
    • Non-precision approach aids
    • Surface guidance systems (markings, signs, lights, docking and guidance systems)

Aircraft operations

  • Approach (Instrument flight procedures, stabilised approach concept, missed approach)
  • Landing
  • Taxiing & pushback
  • Take-off (required / available distances, separation, etc.)
  • Air Traffic Control and apron management

All weather operations

  • Responsibilities of an airport operator
  • Airline & flight crew requirements
  • Detection, warning and information services
  • Impact of weather
  • Low visibility procedures

Aerodrome monitoring, safeguarding & protection

  • Management of obstacles
  • Movement area monitoring
  • Friction coefficient
  • Lighting
  • Maintenance and construction activities
  • Monitoring standards
  • Wildlife control

Emergency & rescue

  • Rescue and Firefighting Services (RFFS)
  • Emergency planning

Safety management

  • Anatomy of an accident
  • SMS elements and structure
  • Safety assessments

Environmental protection

  • Noise
  • Air quality
  • Water and soil

Trainer

Ian Witter

Ian Witter is an aviation safety professional with 39 years of experience in airfield operations at airports. His leadership roles include being a qualified safety auditor and a member of ICAO, EASA, Eurocontrol, and CAA Committees. Ian has also chaired the ICAO, ACI Europe, and ACI World Operations and Safety groups. His expertise extends to training and course design across Airfield Operations subjects, and he has completed over 75 airport safety reviews across 8 different countries.

Ian’s contributions to the industry include authoring industry guidance published by ACI and Eurocontrol. He has held prestigious positions such as the Chair of ICAO Aerodrome Operations Working Group and the ACI World Safety and Technical Standing Committee. His career was primarily spent at Heathrow and Gatwick, in addition to various roles in BAA Head Office. For airsight, Ian serves as an expert trainer for several airport operations and safety related training courses.

Target Group

  • All new aerodrome and airport employees
  • All employees starting a career in an airport management position
  • All airport and aerodrome operator employees requiring a broader understanding of airport operations
  • All Competent Authority inspectors needing to broaden their understanding
  • All ground-handling managers and personnel needing to broaden their understanding
  • Other aviation personnel (engineering, industry or ATC personnel) who want to get a broader introduction to airport elements and processes.

Course Location

Organisational Details

The course hours are scheduled as follows:

first training day:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
mid-training days:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
last training day:    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Coffee breaks and business lunch are included in the course fee. 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

Course Details

Location:In-house
Language:English
Duration:3 days
Provider:airsight GmbH

Course Content

Aerodrome operator in the aviation system

  • Functional roles of an airport
  • Types and categories of airports
  • Specifics of air transports

Aviation law, structures, organisations and rules

  • ICAO
  • European aerodrome requirements
  • Other organisations and materials

Airport system

  • Airside components and design principles:
    • Airspace (SIDs/STARs, holding, approach)
    • Movement area (runways, taxiways, aprons)
  • Landside components:
    • Terminals
  • Navigation and approach aids:
    • Visual aids
    • Precision approach aids
    • Non-precision approach aids
    • Surface guidance systems (markings, signs, lights, docking and guidance systems)

Aircraft operations

  • Approach (Instrument flight procedures, stabilised approach concept, missed approach)
  • Landing
  • Taxiing & pushback
  • Take-off (required / available distances, separation, etc.)
  • Air Traffic Control and apron management

All weather operations

  • Responsibilities of an airport operator
  • Airline & flight crew requirements
  • Detection, warning and information services
  • Impact of weather
  • Low visibility procedures

Aerodrome monitoring, safeguarding & protection

  • Management of obstacles
  • Movement area monitoring
  • Friction coefficient
  • Lighting
  • Maintenance and construction activities
  • Monitoring standards
  • Wildlife control

Emergency & rescue

  • Rescue and Firefighting Services (RFFS)
  • Emergency planning

Safety management

  • Anatomy of an accident
  • SMS elements and structure
  • Safety assessments

Environmental protection

  • Noise
  • Air quality
  • Water and soil

Trainer

Ian Witter

Ian Witter is an aviation safety professional with 39 years of experience in airfield operations at airports. His leadership roles include being a qualified safety auditor and a member of ICAO, EASA, Eurocontrol, and CAA Committees. Ian has also chaired the ICAO, ACI Europe, and ACI World Operations and Safety groups. His expertise extends to training and course design across Airfield Operations subjects, and he has completed over 75 airport safety reviews across 8 different countries.

Ian’s contributions to the industry include authoring industry guidance published by ACI and Eurocontrol. He has held prestigious positions such as the Chair of ICAO Aerodrome Operations Working Group and the ACI World Safety and Technical Standing Committee. His career was primarily spent at Heathrow and Gatwick, in addition to various roles in BAA Head Office. For airsight, Ian serves as an expert trainer for several airport operations and safety related training courses.

Mark Turner

Mark is a professionally accredited trainer and assessor, whose entire career (spanning more than 20 years) has been dedicated to work within the airside safety and operations sector. His sector competence is maintained by continuing to work in a live airside operational environment. Possessing both frontline and management experience, gained from working at airports of various scales (regional to international hub) around the world, Mark is able to enhance the learning experience by sharing industry good practices. For more than 10 years he has been contracted by Heathrow Airport Ltd not only to train and assess staff, successfully delivering the UK's first accredited aviation apprenticeships in the airside safety and operations sector, but also to support senior management within the Airfield Operations Department.

Mark has attended the UK Bird Strike Committee (BSC), is an Associate Member of both the International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE) and the UK Society for Education and Training (ASET) and sits on the UK Aviation Industry Skills Board’s (AISB’s) People 1st Airport Special Interest Group (SIG).

Target Group

  • All new aerodrome and airport employees
  • All employees starting a career in an airport management position
  • All airport and aerodrome operator employees requiring a broader understanding of airport operations
  • All Competent Authority inspectors needing to broaden their understanding
  • All ground-handling managers and personnel needing to broaden their understanding
  • Other aviation personnel (engineering, industry or ATC personnel) who want to get a broader introduction to airport elements and processes.

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