EASA Aerodrome & Management System Training Requirements

Posted by on in Regulatory
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 284

Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com Considers the Training requirements in support of the Aerodrome Management Regulatory Requirements

Applicable to Operations, Rescue and firefighting, and Maintenance Personnel

  • Safety training should address safety responsibilities, including adherence to all operating and safety procedures, and recognizing and reporting hazards;
  • The training objectives should include the organisation’s safety policy and safety management system fundamentals, and overview;
  • The contents should include:

>> Definition of hazards;

>> Consequences and risks;

>> The safety risk management process, including roles and responsibilities; and

>> Safety reporting and the organisation’s safety reporting system(s) .

Managers and Supervisors

  • Safety training should address safety responsibilities, including promoting the SMS and engaging operational personnel in hazard reporting;
  • In addition to the training objectives established for operational personnel, training objectives for managers and supervisors should include a detailed knowledge of the safety process, hazard identification and safety risk management and mitigation, and change management;
  • In addition to the contents specified for operational personnel, the training contents for supervisors and managers should include safety data analysis.

Senior Managers

Safety training should include:

  • Safety responsibilities, including compliance with European Union, national and the organisation’s own safety requirements,
  • Allocation of resources,
  • Ensuring effective inter-departmental safety communication, and
  • Active Promotion of the Safety Management System;

 AMC1 ADR.OR.D.015(d) Personnel requirements ED Decision 2014/012/R

Determination of Personnel Needs and Qualifications

  • The aerodrome operator should determine the required personnel for the planned tasks.
  • The aerodrome operator should determine the required personnel qualifications, in accordance with the applicable requirements (and the national and European Union legislation where applicable), and include them in the aerodrome manual.
  •  A documented system with defined responsibilities should be in place, in order to identify any needs for changes with regard to personnel qualifications. GM1 ADR.OR.D.015(d) Personnel requirements

Qualification of Personnel ED Decision 2014/012/R

  • The term ‘qualified’ denotes fitness for the purpose.
  • This may be achieved through fulfilment of the necessary conditions such as completion of required training, or
  • Acquisition of a diploma or degree, or
  • Through the gaining of suitable experience.
  • It, also, includes the ability, capacity, knowledge, or skill that matches or suits an occasion, or makes someone eligible for a duty, office, position, privilege, or status.

Note - Certain posts may, by nature, be associated with the possession of certain qualifications in a specific field (e.g. rescue and firefighting, civil, mechanical or electrical engineering, wildlife biology, etc.).

  • In such cases, the person occupying such a post is expected to possess the necessary qualifications at a level that is in accordance with the applicable national or European Union legislation. AMC1 ADR.OR.D.015(d);(e) Personnel requirements

AMC1 ADR.OR.D.017(a);(b) Training and proficiency check programmes - Training of Aerodrome Personnel — General ED Decision 2021/003/R

The training programme should cover all personnel:

  • Involved in the operation, maintenance, and management of the aerodrome (supervisors, managers, senior managers, and the accountable manager); and
  • Operating unescorted on the movement area, and other operational areas of the aerodrome, and which are related to the aerodrome operator regardless of their level in the organisation.
  • The training programme should include safety management system training whose level of detail should be appropriate to the individual’s responsibility and involvement in the safety management system and should also include human and organisational factors.

The training programme should consist of the following:

  • A process to identify training standards, including:

>>  syllabi, duration, and frequency for each type of training and area of activity for the persons mentioned in point (a), including for the instructors and assessors;

>>  method(s) for delivery of training and competency assessment; minimum performance to be achieved by trainees; and

>>  track completion of required training;

  • A validation process that measures the effectiveness of training;
  • Initial job-specific training;
  • Practical training;
  • Recurrent training;
  • Refresher training; and
  • Continuation training.

The training programme should identify training responsibilities and contain procedures:

  • For training and competency assessment of the trainees;
  • To be applied in the event that personnel do not achieve or maintain the required standards.
  • Training contents, syllabi and duration should comply with the requirements prescribed in Part-ADR.OPS.

A training file should be developed for each employee, including management, and a system should be in place to assist in identifying and tracking employee training requirements, and verifying that personnel have received the required/planned training.

Note Information related to the training program, including the identified training standards and the related syllabi and frequency, should be included in the aerodrome manual.

Next Steps

Please see the following course EASA Airports Aviation Compliance Management and Auditing – 4 Day or email [email protected] for additional information  


Last modified on