Aerodrome Accountable Manager & Nominated Person

1-day course | Virtual, Classroom & In-company Delivery
  • Classroom course in London Gatwick
  • Delivered by experienced UK CAA inspectors
  • Gain a greater understanding of safety accountability for managers
  • Explore the legal aspects of aerodrome safety accountability
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Start Date Venue Cost Availability Book
30/11/2023 London Gatwick £505.00 More than 5 places Book
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Course overview

What is Aerodrome Accountable Manager?

The aerodrome accountable manager is a person nominated by the aerodrome operator and has the authority for ensuring that all activities can be financed and carried out in accordance with the applicable requirements. The aerodrome accountable manager is responsible for establishing, implementing, maintaining and promoting an effective safety management system.

Course Overview

Accountable Managers and their senior staff have a pivotal role to play in aerodrome safety. This course, delivered by experienced UK CAA Inspectors, is based on ICAO, EASA and UK CAA documentation and requirements around the role of the Accountable Manager, and others responsible for safety.

The course is interactive, with group activities and open discussion.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for Senior Managers at aerodromes, Nominated Persons, or those seeking to hold such a post. It is also relevant to Managers of ground handling organisations. Regulatory personnel involved in inspection of Aerodromes may also find this course beneficial.

Key topics

This training course will include the following topics:

  • Regulatory requirements and regulatory compliance (ICAO,EASA)
  • Accountability and Responsibility
  • Role of the Accountable Manager
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Third Party accountability issues
  • Legal considerations related to incidents and accidents

Course objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will have gained a greater understanding of safety accountability for managers through interactive group discussions and group exercises and be able to:

  • Define the role of an Aerodrome Accountable Manager
  • Explain the requirements related to safety accountability
  • Recognise accountabilities in the management of safety
  • Describe the related third-party issues
  • Recognise the legal aspects related to safety accountability


Delegates should be familiar with the operational requirements and issues relevant to their area of responsibility.

Further reading

EASA Regulations relating to Aerodromes
UK Aerodromes that fall within the scope of EASA will be subject to regulations set by EU/EASA. Open to public use and which serve commercial air transport and where operations using instrument approach or departure procedures are provided.

ICAO Annex Booket
(See page 25-26 for Annex 14 – Aerodromes).

Delivery Methods: Classroom and Virtual

This course can delivered virtually or face-to-face in classroom at our London Gatwick training centre.

Browse the table below to select your preferred date, delivery method and location (classroom only). If you can not find your preferred form of delivery and date, please contact us.

Course type:

  • Web = Virtual online delivery using WebEx video conferencing. We have applied a 5% discount to all our virtual course deliveries. Unless stated otherwise, our virtual courses are streamed live, starting at 09:00 am (UK time).
  • Class = A face-to-face classroom course delivered in the location listed in the “venue” column. In light of COVID-19, please check your eligibility and our COVID-19 measures.
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We can also tailor this training courses to suit an organisation’s individual training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered virtually or onsite in a classroom at a client’s international location. Contact us for more information.

Course Type Course Name Start Date End Date Venue Cost Availability Book
Class Accountable Manager Aerodromes & Nominated Person 30/11/2023 30/11/2023 London Gatwick £505.00 More than 5 places Book

Aerodrome Accountable Manager and Nominated Person Instructors

Aerodrome Accountable Manager and Nominated Person Instructors

Neil Gray

Neil Gray

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Aerodrome Accountable Manager and Nominated Person

Neil is a Principal Aerodrome Inspector in the UK CAA. He leads a team of Inspectors whose role is to oversee the compliance and safety performance of the UK aerodrome operators with International, European and UK standards, with particular focus on Safety Management Systems (SMS).

Neil is the UK CAA’s focal point for the SMS, he has been instrumental in the development of the UK CAA’s SMS evaluation process, and he took a lead role in a programme that evaluates the suitability and effectiveness of SMS at all UK certificated aerodromes.

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