4-day course | Classroom & In-company Delivery
- Classroom course London Gatwick
- Delivered by experienced UK CAA inspectors
- Gain a greater understanding of aerodrome certification processes
- Learn how to manage safety assurance and non-compliances
Next available course
|12/06/2023||London Gatwick||£1,050.00||More than 5 places||Book|
A comprehensive 4-day course based on ICAO Annex 14 and adopting the principles of ICAO Doc 9981 (PANS Aerodromes). The course will introduce participants to the certification system and processes, together with pre-certification documentation, including the initial as well as on-going regulatory oversight activities and the steps to take when regulatory intervention is deemed necessary. Important aspects such as regulatory oversight of aerodrome changes (including work in progress (WIP)) and the protection of the obstacle limitation surfaces during such change.
Participants will be offered a series of checklists to assist with their future regulatory duties, covering aspects of certification. The course will also utilise aerodrome case studies to build on participants’ knowledge and help them plan and undertake the necessary regulatory responsibilities.
Who should attend?
The course is primarily designed for National Aviation Authorities, for both managers and inspectors. It will also lend itself very well to aerodrome operators, so they understand what is involved in the certification process as well as understanding the importance of managing safety assurance and non-compliances.
This training course will include the following topics:
- Legal Framework for Certification
- Building a Certification System in the National Aviation Authority
- Initial Certification
- Assessing the Certification Application
- Aerodrome Manual
- NAA oversight system
- Assessment of aerodrome complexity and risk
- Planning oversight
- Conducting an Audit
- Audit Reporting and Follow-up
- Managing Changes
- Safety assurance and how to manage non-compliances
By the end of this course delegates will have gained a better understanding of:
- A National Authority’s (NAA) aerodrome certification system and processes
- Assessing the certification application including Aerodrome Manual
- The NAA oversight system including planning and assessment of aerodrome complexity and risk
- Planning and conducting audits with reporting and follow up
- NAA enforcement process
- Change management at aerodromes
- How NAA manages non-compliances and assessment of safety assurance
- Runway incursions and excursions
Prerequisites & Preparation
Delegates should have a working knowledge of aerodrome technical terms to enable participation in interactive discussions.
It would be beneficial for delegates to have an awareness and appreciation of the following publications prior to the course:
- ICAO Annex 14 Volume 1 – Aerodrome Design and Operations
- ICAO Document 9774 – Manual for the Certification of Aerodromes
- ICAO Document 9981 – PANS Aerodromes
- CAP 168 – Licensing of Aerodromes
- ICAO Document 9859 – Safety Management Manual
- EASA Aerodrome Rules (Authority and Operator requirements)
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
This course can be delivered face-to-face in classroom at our London Gatwick training centre.
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- 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 in the UK or at a client’s international location. Contact us for more information.
|Course Type||Course Name||Start Date||End Date||Venue||Cost||Availability||Book|
|Class||Aerodrome Certification||12/06/2023||15/06/2023||London Gatwick||£1,050.00||More than 5 places||Book|
Aerodrome Certification Instructors
Graeme is an Aerodrome Inspector at the UK CAA, where he is responsible for the oversight of UK licensed aerodromes, covering aerodrome operations requirements. Following 14 years in industry in various airside operations management roles, he joined the UK CAA in 1999 as an Aerodrome Inspector. He moved into a policy role in 2007 developing requirements for UK aerodromes, becoming increasingly involved with the development of European requirements. Throughout this period, he was the UK representative on the ICAO Aerodrome Design Working Group. Additionally, he was one of the UK team on the rulemaking groups responsible for drafting EASA rules for aerodromes. He was head of the aerodrome function in the UK CAA between 2014 and late November 2016; his role was to lead and direct the team that provides the safety oversight of EASA certified and UK licensed aerodromes and heliports in the UK. He led the project to implement the EASA aerodromes rules in the UK and also led the aerodromes team through the introduction of the UK CAA Performance-Based Regulation (PBR) programme.