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

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The Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is an invaluable tool for all airport stakeholders, providing clear direction for action and exposing pain points that could aggravate a real response.

This course helps you to develop a response plan that brings together aircraft operators, airport authorities, ground service providers and state emergency response agencies.

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional training partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 40 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

Next class

Nov 30 - Dec 04, 2015 - Singapore (IATA)

5 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Understand what are ICAO's Standards and Recommended Practices for emergency planning at airports
  • Meet the legal responsibility to manage emergencies at an airport
  • Coordinate a response plan among the airfield and ground service departments, as well as 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
  • Basics of Aviation Emergency Management
  • Coordination an inter-dependency
  • Roles and responsibilities of Airports & GSP
  • Emergency Response leadership skills
  • Tasks – actions – workplaces
  • Notification – alarm – alarm plans
  • Special assistance team / Humanitarian Response
  • Communication
  • The ‘Toolbox’ of responsible staff
  • Drafting a plan
  • Training and exercises
  • Business Continuity
  • Course review and Examination
  • Regulatory publications

These regulatory publications are referenced in the 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

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Operations and station managers
  • Duty officers
  • Ground handling staff
  • Public relations representatives
  • State authorities involved in airport emergency response planning

Prerequisites: Participants should have prior knowledge of airport operations

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 toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

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