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Emergency Planning and Response for Airports and GSPs

By: International Air Transport Association (IATA)


18 - 22 Apr, 2016  5 days

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USD 3,700

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.

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

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.

Greece, Athens Apr 18 - 22 Apr, 2016
USD 3,700.00(Non-Member)
USD 3,145.00(Member)
USD 2,590.00(Developing Nations)
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