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Aircraft Marshalling and Ramp Hand Signals with RampVR (Classroom, 1 day)


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Learn the fixed wing aircraft marshaling and ramp hand signals based on the IATA Standards in the Airport Handling Manual (AHM) and IATA Ground Handling Manual (IGOM). In this 1-day course you will also learn the principles of ramp communications between the ground and cockpit crew. Participants will be able to perform fully their practical training with the use of RampVR™, the latest virtual reality training solution for ground operations.

RampVR™ is designed for ground operations professionals, and combines high-spec virtual reality hardware and software with IATA training. RampVR™ complements the theoretical knowledge with effective practical training in a very realistic environment, without disrupting active operations on the ramp. It allows you to generate a variety of scenarios on narrow body and wide body aircraft marshalling. It also simulates day and night operations as well as adverse weather conditions and includes pause and review “operations” so details can be checked or explained.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training.

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 1 day (8 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Intermediate
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

Next class

There are currently no scheduled classes. Check back later for updates or contact us to arrange a class in your company.


What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Perform basic marshalling based on international standards
  • Communicate with cockpit crew
  • Promote safe operations at the ramp through efficient hand signal communications
  • Use hand signals to communicate in ramp emergency situations

Course content

  • Introduction to standards
  • Background to marshaling signals
  • Movement signals
  • Technical signals
  • Ground equipment signals
  • Practical exercises on the ramp

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Activities

  • RampVR™ training - hands on in virtual reality with actual marshalling of aircraft:
    • Wide body and narrow body
    • Day and night ops
    • Clear and low visibility conditions

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Ground handling staff
  • Turnaround Coordinators
  • Ground Service Equipment (GSE) Operators

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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