Safety Assessments at Aerodromes - Refresher Training

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Ensuring safety is the top priority at every airport. Therefore, it is necessary to keep up to date with practices used to assess safety related challenges at and in the vicinity of aerodromes at all times.

This 2-day recurrent training allows participants to freshen up their safety mind set and is recommended for personnel of all proficiencies working in airport safety.

Attendees will recap the basic steps of safety assessments and regulations and reapply their knowledge on a choice of examples. Our trainers will be focusing on providing the theoretical background and particularly showing a selection of practical applications of safety assessments in the aerodrome environment.

All participants will consolidate their safety knowledge and benefit from insights provided by group work and discussions. By active participation throughout this course, each participant will refresh their proficiency in assessing hazards and safety risks in the airport environment.

Attendees will conduct a number of exercises using a selection of different techniques for hazard identification and risk analysis. This may include more advanced qualitative as well as quantitative methods.

Please note: This course can be booked as an in-house version in German, English or Italian! Exercises and case studies are customisable to your individual requirements.

Course Details

Language:German or English
Duration:2 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

Risk analysis

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

Introduction to a selection of methodologies, e.g.

  • What-If Analysis
  • Structured What-If Analysis (SWIFT)
  • Hazard and Operability Study
  • Event tree analysis (ETA)
  • Fault tree analysis (FTA)
  • Bow-tie analysis
  • Bayesian networks
  • Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • Functional hazard analysis (FHA)

Management of mitigation measures

  • Identification of measures
  • Evaluation of effectiveness of mitigation measures

Selection of exercises for the application of 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
  • Aerodrome quality and compliance department
  • Aerodrome operations managers and duty officers
  • Civil Aviation Authorities staff
  • Air Traffic Control staff
  • Ground handling staff
  • Airport management
  • Airline safety department
  • Rescue and Fire Fighting Services

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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