Safety Assessments at Aerodromes - Advanced Training

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This 4-day advanced course explores diverse quantitative safety analysis methods and is recommended for all aviation professionals experienced with the conduction of qualitative safety assessments as well as participants who have successfully conducted basic training on Safety Assessments at Aerodromes.

Participants will have the chance to briefly refresh basic steps of safety assessments and regulations, before extensively learning and training in-depth methodologies for the assessment of hazards and risks. Our trainers will be focusing on providing the theoretical background and showing practical applications of complex safety assessments in the aerodrome environment.

This training provides advanced safety assessment knowledge, which is practiced in several exercises and demonstrated in a selection of in-depth case studies. All participants will consolidate their safety knowledge and will benefit from insights provided by group workshops and discussions.

Each participant will achieve enhanced proficiency in assessing hazards and safety risks in the airport environment by applying methods like Event-Tree analysis (ETA), Fault-Tree analysis (FTA) or Bow-tie analysis. Notwithstanding, airport personnel as well as employees at Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) will understand how to use the recently established European Risk Classification Scheme (ERCS, enacted in EU Reg. No. 376/2014).

Practical airport-related exercises will be conducted to cover the different steps of complex quantitative and qualitative safety assessments. Furthermore, case studies serve to illustrate the application range of safety assessments at different levels of complexity.

Please note: This course can be booked as an in-house version in German, English or Italian!

Course Details

Language:German / English
Duration:4 days

Course Content

Regulatory requirements related to (Safety) Management Systems frameworks, Aeronautical Studies and safety assessments

  • ICAO (Annex 19, Safety Management Manual Doc 9859, PANS-Aerodromes, etc.)
  • EASA (ADR Regulatory Requirements – overview, flexibility tools: Equivalent Level of Safety - ELoS, Special Condition, DAAD)
  • EU Reg. No. 376/2014 Supplement, European risk classification scheme (ERCS)

Introduction to risk management and safety assessment steps

  • System description
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Mitigation of risk

Hazard identification

  • Creative approach to identification of hazards
  • Systematic approach to identification of hazards
  • Functional hazard analysis (FHA)

Risk analysis

  • Analysis of damage and frequency of the consequence of a hazard
  • Assessment of risk applying a risk matrix

Introduction to diverse methodologies for the analysis of risk

  • Event tree analysis (ETA)
  • Fault tree analysis (FTA)
  • Bow-tie analysis
  • Bayesian networks
  • Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • Pre-caution risk analysis

Management of mitigation measures

  • Identification of measures
  • Evaluation of effectiveness of mitigation measures

Exercises for the application of selected analysis methods

  • Identification of hazards
  • Analysis of frequency of risks
  • Assessing the severity of consequences
  • Identification of mitigation measures and estimation of their effectiveness

Case studies based on airport projects


Dr. iur. Chehab Salih

Chehab holds a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Potsdam and is specialised in International Aviation Law. Within his dissertation, he discussed legal questions that arise during the demonstration of compliance at aerodromes, also focusing on challenges states face when international requirements are integrated into national legislation. 

An expert in airport operations and safety analyses, Chehab holds a Master’s degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, with a focus on air traffic control procedures, flight operations, airport planning, and aerodynamics. Chehab has wide ranging global experience in assisting airports in developing innovative operational concepts for safe and efficient airside operations. This knowledge was gained during numerous audits and trainings he conducted on a worldwide basis. In addition, he focuses on various national research projects, for example for the German Ministry of Transport introducing SERA regulations in Germany (IFR flight operations in airspace G). 

At airsight, Chehab is responsible for the conduction of aeronautical studies with regards to aerodrome operations, air traffic control, and airport planning, including numerous compliance check studies and analyses of threats regarding implementation of new wind turbines in aerodrome vicinity. Further, Chehab is responsible for aerial service at airsight, focusing on operations of drones at aerodromes. Currently, Chehab is supporting Changi airport during the conduction of the pilot safety case aiming to prove the safe introduction of the 3rd runway.

Daniele Occhiato

Daniele holds a Diploma degree in aerospace engineering and a Master Degree in Aviation Safety. He is an aviation consultant and project engineer for airsight with extensive expertise in airport operations, aircraft operations, apron management services, ground handling, safety management systems and emergency response planning as well as auditing and compliance monitoring at aerodromes.

For more than 10 years, Daniele has been involved in the development and management of Safety Management Systems and Compliance monitoring systems in both complex (international hub) and less complex aerodrome realities.

At airsight, he is involved in the conduction of safety assessments at airports, focusing on airport and aircraft operations related issues as well as safety management systems.

Daniele is very knowledgeable in the international aerodrome regulations (ICAO/EASA), their national implementation, as well as industry’s best-practices and works for airsight as a lead auditor. He has been part of the auditor team for some ACI APEX (Airport Excellence Programmes) reviews at international airports.

Target Group

  • Aerodrome safety department (managers, deputies and team members)
  • Aerodrome quality and compliance department (managers and team members)
  • Aerodrome operations managers and duty officers
  • Civil Aviation Authorities managers and staff
  • Air Traffic Control managers and staff
  • Ground handling managers and staff
  • Airport management
  • Airline safety department (managers and team members)

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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