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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

Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2015 - Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)

7 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

This course prepares you to:

  • Coordinate a response plan between airfield, ground service departments, and outside agencies
  • Evaluate an aerodrome’s crisis management systems and identifies areas for improvement
  • Ensure an aerodrome’s emergency response efforts are compliant with relevant regulations and legislation
  • Define clear missions, responsibilities and roles for the parties involved in an emergency response
  • Determine the airport facilities and resources to be used for emergency response activities
  • Utilize training and drills to keep response teams prepared

Course content

  • ICAO / FAA requirements and recommendations for the airport ERP
  • Airport emergency situations
  • Emergency plan content and format
  • Model emergency plans
  • Roles and responsibilities of agencies, organizations and partners
  • Emergency response coordination
  • Materials, resources and facilities
  • Priorities and timeline
  • Leadership and communication skills
  • Humanitarian response for persons involved
  • Alarms, alarm plans, notification and communications
  • Practical scenario exercise

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

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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