Recurrent Training for Aerodrome Management

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Jenny Bradley
Jenny BradleyHead of Training
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Organisations responsible for operating, providing services and maintaining aerodromes are required to ensure their appointed and nominated post-holders have the necessary knowledge and understanding of relevant and applicable requirements.  Furthermore, such personnel (i.e. managers / management) are required to maintain their proficiency and competence.  Following initial training, this will involve completion of recurrent training at regular intervals, refresher training when absent from the workplace (from 3 to 12-months), and continuation training when significant changes have occurred.

EU/EASA regulations and requirements are clear on how this is to be conducted and managed, and also on the acceptable means of doing so.  ADR.OR.D.015 Personnel requirements and ADR.OR.D.017 Training and proficiency check programmes detail the requirements for aerodrome management. 

The objective of this one-day course is to help aerodromes meet the general knowledge and understanding requirements of recurrent training by focusing on new rules and rule changes introduced during the preceding 24-months, as well as focusing on areas that have caused most concern to management teams.

This course is targeted at appointed accountable managers, nominated operational services, maintenance, safety and compliance managers, their deputies and other decision-makers within the Company, and amongst other 3rd party stakeholder organisations. 

Note: It is most efficient when this course is booked as an in-house training for your whole management team in one-day, or split over 2-days. Please enquire if you wish to extend the training into a second day in order to cover more subjects or to gain deeper understanding.

Course Details

Duration:1 days

Course Content

Differences to EU / EASA Regulations and Activities

  • Recent amendments and new introductions to the rules and requirements
  • Imminent future amendments and introductions to the rules and requirements

The course contents will always include this session on recent and imminent differences; and the client may wish to focus wholly on these.  In addition, the client should provide input to help the trainer prioritise subjects from those listed below; these priorities shall be assigned following your internal review of training needs, in accordance with the regulations.  In one-day the number of subjects and sessions will directly impact the depth of understanding attainable, so clients may wish to extend the training into a 2nd day (please enquire).


  • Personnel requirements
  • Training and proficiency check programme
  • Accountabilities and responsibilities
  • Decision-making processes
  • Documentation
  • Managing 3rd party stakeholders

Safety Assurance

  • Safety management
  • Safety training
  • Safety reporting
  • Safety performance
  • Safety promotion
  • Manging safety through changes

Change Management

  • Identifying changes
  • Classifying changes
  • Managing changes safely and compliantly
  • Achieving approval for changes

Compliance Assurance

  • Compliance monitoring programme
  • Inspection requirements and methods
  • Maintaining compliance through changes

Management System Review

  • Management system review programme
  • Management system continuous oversight and monitoring
  • Means of improving the management system

Operations and Operational Services

  • Emergency planning and response
  • Environmental conditions management
  • Access and control of movement
  • Oversight and management of aerodrome works
  • Apron management and monitoring
  • Apron services provision and oversight

Aerodrome Maintenance Management

  • Maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Aerodrome monitoring and oversight 


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

  • Appointed Accountable Managers
  • Nominated Operations post-holder
  • Nominated Maintenance post-holder
  • Nominated Safety Manager
  • Responsible Compliance Manager
  • Operations, Maintenance, Safety, Compliance, Emergency and Operational Services departmental heads / managers, and
  • Departmental deputies
  • Other decision-makers holding accountabilities and responsibilities under Regulation 139/2014
  • 3rd party stakeholder organisation management teams, such as ground-handling and apron management service providers and contracted-in organisations.

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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