Aviation Readiness and Air Operations Recovery from COVID-19

Aviation Readiness and Air Operations Recovery from COVID-19

Exclusively developed by ICAO and CAAi
  • 4-days virtual training (4-hour daily sessions)
  • Understand ICAO oversight and compliance in a COVID-19 environment
  • Know how to assess safety and security risks during the pandemic recovery period
  • Explore additional COVID-19 compliance and oversight ICAO requirements
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24/08/2020 Online £689.00 More than 5 places Book
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Lift-off safely and securely into the ‘new normal’

The aviation sector is restarting air operations and transitioning to the ‘new normal’. To support industry and National Civil Aviation Authorities through this challenging time, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and CAA International (CAAi) have jointly developed a unique virtual training classroom course.
Course Overview

This course provides CAA inspectors/auditors, senior and middle managers with an overview of recommended generic CAA safety and security oversight activities involved in the aviation supply chain during the recovery phase of the post COVID-19 impact. It is also particularly beneficial for those operators who have applied COVID-19 related exemptions or significantly reduced their operating scope in terms of size, management infrastructure or complexity, during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Developed in partnership with ICAO, the course aims to demonstrate to CAA inspectors/auditors, senior and middle managers how a CAA can review, via the mandatory processes and procedures connected to MoC (Management of Change), the assessment of safety and security risks in relation to the supervision of compliance, training and operational safety and security issues during the Pandemic contractions and the recovery period.  Participants can translate this knowledge learnt for use in their professional environments.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for Inspectors, auditors, senior and middle managers of State’s CAAs in charge of operations in the main technical divisions/sections/departments. It is also suitable for senior industry management personnel involved in operational aviation management.

Key topics

State Safety Programme (SSP)

Airport and Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) Assessment

    • Recognise the public health need for end-to-end safe passenger transport connectivity whilst departing from and arriving at the airport, including a safe working environment for airport and Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) workers
    • Outline examples for use by airport operators in cooperation with ANSP’s whilst planning for the restoration/increased operations.
    • Illustrate the need to apply safety management and risk-based decision-making principles, based on the identification, collection and analysis of available data and information
    • Review the options available to CAA’s when adapting oversight and surveillance activities including the monitoring of exemptions and their effectiveness

Aviation Security Considerations

    • Regulatory framework of NAA, including any temporary flexibility introduced during COVID 19
    • Using data and indicators to define the state of readiness of entities, contractors, law enforcement agencies and all other third party involved in the security of the supply chain
    • Workforce readiness, incl. vetting/training
    • Security Culture in light of public health focus (including mitigating insider threats)
    • Aviation Security risk management principles and their application during COVID-19
    • Local/National risk assessments of changes to security processes due to public health measures
    • Security equipment issues (maintenance, processes, the introduction of next-gen equipment)
    • Balancing FAL and AVSEC requirements and delivering consistency for pax in local measures

Flight Operations Assessment

    • MoC (Management of Change) issues focussed on COVID-19:
      • Personnel Changes
      • Complement Reductions
      • Continued Competency
      • Impact of short term COVID-19 related measures on the Medium to Long Term
    • Competency Assessments – COVID-19 associated:
      • Deferred Proficiency Checks
      • Deferred Recurrent / Refresher Training
      • Trainer complement, availability and rostering
      • Simulator availability
      • Associated measures with external ATOs and associated Risk Assessments
    • Human Factors
      • Crew Engagement
      • Crew Currency
      • Impact of potential Social Distancing
      • Communications with Third Parties – Dispatchers, Ground and Baggage Handlers etc
    • FTL Issues
      • Managing Safety Risk associated with a return to ‘normal’ operations
      • Changes to any ‘temporary’ agreements with Unions / Regulators
    • Ground Services
      • Safety Assessment of ground handling capabilities at home base and destination airfields, (in-house and contracted out).
      • Review of DG activities ensuring normal protection barriers remain in place.
    • Operational Risks
      • Airport opening hours/facilities
      • Engineering facilities and support
      • ATC availability and routing
      • Restrictions/limitations risks to crew night stops

Airworthiness Organisations Assessment

    • Management System Changes – Focused on the impact of COVID-19 on organisations
    • Consider the need to apply safety management and risk-based decision-making principles, based on the identification, collection and analysis of available data and information
    • Review the options available to CAA’s when adapting oversight and surveillance activities including the monitoring of exemptions and their effectiveness
    • Considerations for the issuance of Certificates of Airworthiness / Exports certificates of Airworthiness and Permit to Fly.
    • Engineer licencing and training considerations
    • Review aircraft storage and the continued maintenance requirements
    • The factors to be considered for restarting/completing physical audits.

Operational Risks Assessment

Course objectives

By the end of this course participants will, via presentation, interactive discussion and a formal check of knowledge, demonstrate an understanding of the following:

  • Key challenges facing industry and the CAA and how as a CAA some of these may be addressed
  • How regulatory oversight may have changed
  • CAA readiness and requirements for continual and additional oversight elements including risk-based related to the pandemic
  • CAA readiness and requirements for the resumption of normal oversight
  • The necessity to utilise the management of change process within the organisation Safety Management System (SMS) due to changes in the operating environment caused by the pandemic.

Prerequisites

Participants should be familiar with ICAO safety and/or security oversight programmes, Safety Management Systems and/or Security Management Systems in a relevant operational environment including a basic understanding of the ICAO SMS framework.

Preparation

Participants need to review ICAO Annex 17 (Security) and Annex 19 (Safety Management Systems) prior to the course.  Knowledge of the EASA references to management and safety management systems would be useful.

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Meet the Instructors: CAA Readiness – Operational Recovery from Lockdown

Owen Healey

Owen Healey

Ben Bamber

Ben Bamber

Meet the Instructors: CAA Readiness – Operational Recovery from Lockdown

Graham Wheeler

Meet the Instructors: CAA Readiness – Operational Recovery from Lockdown

Kevin Sawyer

Owen Healey

CAA Readiness - Operational Restart from Lockdown

Owen joined the aviation industry in 1979, working in a wide range of aerodrome operational roles.  In 2000, he joined the UK CAA as an Aerodrome Inspector prior to becoming a Principal Inspector in 2006.  In 2014, Owen was seconded to the UK CAA Performance-based Regulation (PBR) Team for two years.  As part of a major transformation programme at that time, the CAA’s ambition was to introduce PBR in the UK.  The primary objective was to build a more comprehensive picture of aviation safety performance to capture the full extent of safety risks and take effective steps, working with the aviation industry, to ensure they are managed effectively.

Owen had the privilege of being seconded to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for four years (2016-2020). He was part of a small team that provided advice and guidance to EASA staff and EU Member State Competent Authorities to move towards a more risk/performance-based approach.  Additional team work streams included SMS, Aviation Inspector Competencies and Maturity Model.  Owen recently returned to the UK CAA in the capacity of Senior Technical Advisor Aerodromes.

Ben Bamber

CAA Readiness - Operational Recovery from Lockdown

Ben started his aviation career in 1971 via an RAF Flying Scholarship and possessed a Pilot’s Licence before he had a Driving Licence. He went on to serve in the Fleet Air Arm as a pilot, and worked for the Bristow Helicopter Group, the British Midland Airways Group and the British Airways Group in various flying, training and management roles.

Ben joined the UK CAA in 2003 as a Flight Operations Training Inspector and worked as the Lead Inspector with a number of the UK’s major Airlines and AOCs, including Britannia / Thomson Airways where he was responsible for the introduction of the Boeing 787 into Airline Service, and onto the UK Register. In 2016, Ben moved into the UK CAA International Group, where he has worked with such other National Authorities as Kuwait, Mongolia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Ireland, Seychelles and others, as well as delivering training for diverse and different bodies, ranging from EASA to the Department of Forests Fire-Fighting Flight Unit.

Ben continues to play a role within the EASA and UK requalification of Full Flight Training Devices on a world-wide basis; and also with the examination of Type Rating Examiners and Instructors, as well as Senior Examiners within the EASA context. He maintains ongoing professional qualifications as a Senior Examiner, Type Rating Examiner and Type Rating Instructor on the Boeing 777/787 as well as continuing as an EASA & National Authority Training Inspector.

Graham Wheeler

CAA Readiness - Operational Recovery from Lockdown

Graham has over 38 years’ experience working in the Aviation industry, in areas of aircraft maintenance, production and quality oversight.  He is a qualified aircraft maintenance engineer and lead quality auditor, spending several years overseeing the build of Boeing Aircraft in Seattle.  Graham has been working for the UK CAA for the last 18 years as an Airworthiness Surveyor and in several managerial technical roles supporting the regulatory oversight of aviation and the UK CAA as a competent authority. He is now using his experience to help the development and sustainability of aviation safety globally.

Kevin Sawyer

Managing Insider Risks
Threat Image Projection – Implementation and Analysis
Introduction to Security Culture
CAA Readiness - Operational Restart from Lockdown

 

Kevin has 18 years of experience working in regulatory roles in the transport sector. Kevin has been working for the UK CAA since 2014, primarily in Aviation Security regulation but also in General Aviation and most recently as aviation security lead in CAAi. Prior to joining the UK CAA, Kevin spent 12 years with the Department for Transport in a variety of security-related roles ranging from compliance, policy, strategy and head of personnel security and vetting. Kevin has significant experience of working on a number of high-profile security events and policies both domestically and internationally with a focus on risk management. Kevin has an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management.

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