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EU Ramp Inspection Program (RIP) Essentials (Classroom, 2 days)

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Improve your awareness of airline responsibilities and follow-up procedures in an EU ramp inspection (SAFA/SACA) audit to prevent recurrent findings.

With the help of this two-day course you will understand the EU ramp inspection program (EU RIP) principles and improve your safety performance by complying with international safety standards. Learn what items are checked during a SAFA/SACA audit, consequences of audit results, and the link to the EU list of air carriers subject to an operating ban (EU blacklist).

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional training partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 16 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe how to manage audit findings
  • Improve operational processes and procedures to achieve better results during SAFA/SACA audits
  • Analyze the SAFA/SACA ramp inspection checklist items
  • Explain the categorization of findings and its impact on flight safety
  • List the principles of the EU ramp inspections program and its relation to the European blacklist

Course content

  • EU ramp inspection program principles and organization
  • ICAO framework – relation between SAFA/SACA and the Chicago Convention
  • SAFA/SACA procedures
    • Items checked during a SAFA/SACA inspection
    • Identification of obvious defects during pre-flight inspection
    • Categorization of findings
  • Stakeholders role
  • EU ramp inspection program management - internal audit program

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  • Exercises on topics such as ramp inspection checklist items and identification of obvious defects
  • Exam

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline Operational Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Corporate and Operational Safety Managers, Analysts and Coordinators
  • Postholders (safety, ground operations, and others)

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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