Requirements for training and proficiency checks
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has developed specific guidelines and specifications, which, among other things, define requirements for the organisational and operational structures of aerodromes in accordance with the guideline AMC and GM to Authority, Organisation and Operations Requirements for Aerodromes (Part ADR.AR/OR/OPS).
According to this guideline, aerodrome operators are required to establish and operate a training and proficiency check programme to ensure that airport personnel
are accordingly qualified.
The objective of the training courses is to ensure that personnel are familiar with the applicable regulations/procedures of aerodrome operations and can always safely perform the assigned activities and responsibilities. A differentiation can be made in:
Formal training requirements:
This mainly covers the following aspects:
The training contents include the following focal points, considering the local conditions and boundary conditions:
Conception of qualification programs
The starting point for the development of the training concept is the analysis of status quo and subsequently a gap analysis, which is mainly used to check the conformity of the training and proficiency check programme implemented so far at the aerodrome.
Analysis of status quo:
The aim of the status quo’s analysis is to record the training and proficiency checks already in place at the aerodrome in cooperation with the responsible aerodrome departments. Generally, this may be divided into
For the examination of completeness and identification of possible deviations from the relevant EASA guidelines (compliance analysis), the identified training courses and proficiency checks are checked regarding formalities (e.g. time intervals and documentation) and contents. Mitigation measures in case of identified deviations can be e.g. the revision of the content of existing training courses and/or implementation of completely new training courses.
Implementation of training programme:
As a result of the status quo and gap analysis, the training program is defined with the customer. Components of this are:
Development and implementation of training courses
A further component of our service portfolio is the development of training content and the subsequent implementation of qualification measures.
Development of training courses:
The development of training courses and their contents is characterized by the following features, among others:
Implementation of training courses:
In this respect we offer our customers the following focal points:
The training topics include, for example, the design of movement areas according to EASA CS-ADR-DSN, obstacle investigation at airports and safety and risk assessments at airports. The respective contents can be adapted to the needs of the client.
The above information can also be found in our flyer "Training and Proficiency Programmes for Aerodromes according to EASA" in the download area.