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



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

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.

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


Additional information

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