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Emergency Planning and Response for Airports and GSPs (Classroom, 5 days)

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Learn the latest methodology and requirements for responding to an aircraft emergency at or around the airport.

This course helps you to set up a coordinated response between the aircraft operator, airport authorities, ground service providers and state emergency response agencies.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: Participants should have prior knowledge of airport business and operations

Next class

Sep 29 - Oct 03, 2014 - South Africa, Johannesburg (ATNS)
1 additional class is scheduled. See all

What you will learn

  • Understand what are ICAO's Standards and Recommended Practices for emergency planning at airports
  • Meet the legal responsibility to manage emergencies at the airport
  • Coordinate a response plan among the airfield and ground service departments, as well as the various outside agencies
  • Develop table top and full scale emergency drills
  • Evaluate crisis management systems at aerodromes and identify required improvements

Course content

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Emergencies and safety management systems
  • Airport emergency situations
  • Airport equipment and categories
  • Coordinating emergency planning
  • Emergency plan content and format
  • Model emergency plans
  • Commanding and communication skills

The following regulatory publications are covered in this course:

  • Airport Services Manual, Part 7, Airport Emergency Planning, ICAO
  • Annex 14, Chapter 9, ICAO
  • Manual of Certification of Aerodromes, Doc 9774, Part 4, ICAO
  • Advisory Circular 150/5200-31C, FAA

Download full outline (pdf)

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.

This course is a step towards earning an IATA Diploma in:

Additional info

About IATA Classroom Training
We train more than 10,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-company sessions. Our 200+ classroom courses are developed using IATA’s unique industry insight and delivered by IATA Instructors, experts in their fields. More

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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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airport operations managers
  • Duty officers
  • Station managers
  • Ground service providers
  • Public relations representatives
  • State authorities involved in airport emergency response planning

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