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First CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes, 13 -16 May 2002. Session 1: Certification of aerodromes Session 2: Practices of some States Session 3: An Exercise in airport certification Last Day: Any other related issue(s). ICAO Objectives.

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First car sam workshop on certification of aerodromes 13 16 may 2002

First CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes, 13 -16 May 2002

  • Session 1: Certification of aerodromes

  • Session 2: Practices of some States

  • Session 3: An Exercise in airport certification

  • Last Day: Any other related issue(s)

1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


Icao objectives

ICAO Objectives

  • Convention on International Civil Aviation:

    • Article 44 (states, among others):

      • To ensure safe and orderly growth of international civil aviation globally

      • To encourage the development of airways, airports and air navigation facilities

      • To meet the needs of the peoples of the world for safe, regular, efficient and economical air transport

      • To promote the safety of flight in international civil aviation

1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


States commitments to safety

States’ commitments to safety

  • Article 15 – Non-discriminatory use of airports by carriers of other States;

  • Article 28 – States undertake to provide airports in accordance with international specifications for global harmonization;

  • Article 37 – States undertake to adopt the international Standards and Recommended Practices and Procedures developed by ICAO to secure the highest practicable degree of uniformity in regulations, Standards and procedures.

1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


Icao provisions related to aerodromes

ICAO provisions related to aerodromes

  • Annex 14, Volume I on aerodrome design and operations; Volume II on heliports

  • Specifications are continuously updated to reflect the changing needs of the aviation industry

  • Amendments 1 to 3 stem from work of ICAO Visual Aids Panel and study groups

  • Amendment 4 covers the aerodrome certification and RFF services

1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


Certification of aerodromes

Certification of Aerodromes

  • A THE NEED:

    1. Origin of the requirement

    2. Impact of airport privatisation

    3. Shortcomings and Deficiencies

    4. USOAP expansion activities

  • B THE TOOLS:

    1. Amendment to Annex 14. Volume I

    2. New guidance material in Doc 9774

    3. Other guidance material

1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


Certification of aerodromes a the need

Certification of aerodromes A: The Need

  • A-1: Origin of the requirement

    • Lack of an airport certifying procedure/ guidelines for States (e.g. Macau airport)

    • Global trend of privatisation of airports

    • Need for seamless co-ordination globally

    • DGCAs Conference on Global Aviation Safety Strategy -Expansion of USOAP to airports

    • AFI-7/RAN meeting, 1997; S &D issues

    • CAR/SAM-3/RAN Meeting, 1999; S & D issues

1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


Certification of aerodromes a the need1

Certification of aerodromesA: The Need

A-2: Impact of privatisation of airports

  • Positive aspects of privatisation

  • Other aspects of privatisation

  • States responsibilities under the Convention

  • Ensure safe, regular and efficient air transport system within their sovereign territories

  • Articles 28 and 37 of the Convention

  • Safety and quality assurance to the travelling public

1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


Certification of aerodromes a the need2

Certification of aerodromesA: The Need

  • A- 4: Shortcomings and Deficiencies

    • Impact on safety of civil aviation; Its origin

    • AFI/RAN/7 and CAR/SAM/RAN/3 Meetings

    • Why concern?

      • Due to non-compliance with Annex 14, Volume I provisions

      • Safety and security concerns of operations may not be given the highest priority

1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


Certification of aerodromes a the need3

Certification of aerodromesA: The Need

  • A-3: ICAO USOAP expansion

    • Preliminary activities in HQ

      • Development of audit protocols, training material, handbook, and others

    • What and how to audit?

    • Yardstick for measuring/benchmarking

      • Annex 14 implementation and compliance with other relevant ICAO Annexes

    • Hence the need for certifying aerodromes

    • Any questions/comments

1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


Certification of aerodromes b the tools

Certification of aerodromesB: The Tools

  • B-1: Amendment 4 to Annex 14, Volume I -

    • Adopted by the Council in March 2001 and became applicable from 1 November

    • Its development - coverage of other relevant Annexes for certifying airports

    • Protection of visual and non-visual navaids sites

    • Co-ordination with other service providers and agencies for a seamless safe operating environment

1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


Certification of aerodromes b the tools1

Certification of aerodromesB: The Tools

B 1 (Cont): Amendment 4 to Annex 14, Volume I; New Section 1.3

  • Aerodromes open to public use to be certified as per Annex 14, Vol. I and other relevant Annexes

  • From 27 Nov. 2003, aerodromes used for international operations to be certified (Std)

  • States’ regulatory framework to establish the criteria for certification (Std)

  • Submission of an aerodrome manual as part of the application;Certified aerodromes to have an SMS

  • From 24 Nov. 2005, SMS shall be in operation.


B 2 guidance material in doc 9774 manual on certification of aerodromes

B-2: Guidance material in Doc 9774 -Manual on certification of aerodromes

  • Contents

    • Introduction

    • Aerodrome certification regulatory system

    • Model regulations

    • Certification procedure

    • Regulatory authority

    • Details to be included in an aerodrome manual

    • Safety management system

    • Sample forms

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Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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B-2: Guidance material in Doc 9774 -Manual on certification of aerodromes

  • Aerodrome certification regulatory system:

    • Prerequisites – legislation and organization

    • Basic aviation law – authorize establishment of the CAA; adoption of regulations, empower DGCA to issue, transfer, refuse or cancel certificates etc.

    • Main elements of regulations – certification criteria, procedure, safety audits, sanctions for violations

    • Implementation – adequate budget; CAA staffing and training.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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B-2: Guidance material in Doc 9774 -Manual on certification of aerodromes

  • Model regulations:

    • General explanation of the intent of certification

    • Submission of application & aerodrome manual

    • Assessing applicant’s capability and adequacy of the airport infrastructure

    • Aerodrome operator’s obligations

    • Validity of a certificate

    • Endorsement of conditions of operation

    • Surrender/transfer/revocation of certificate

    • Exemptions, if any

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Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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B-2: Guidance material in Doc 9774 -Manual on certification of aerodromes

  • Aerodrome certification procedure:

    • Certification procedure to ensure full compliance with the State regulations

    • The Process – assessment of applicant’s capability, the adequacy of the facilities and services by on-site inspection and verification by qualified inspectors, acceptance/approval of the aerodrome manual submitted by the applicant

    • Issue/transfer/revoke the certificate as appropriate

    • Notification of the aerodrome’s certified status in the AIP

1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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B-2: Guidance material in Doc 9774 -Manual on certification of aerodromes

  • Main components of an Aerodrome Manual are:

    • A General Section explaining the purpose and scope of the manual

    • Administrative details of the operator

    • Information on aerodrome facilities

    • Information on aerodrome services

    • Aerodrome operating plans, procedures and safety measures

    • Safety Management systems

1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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B-2: Guidance material in Doc 9774 -Manual on certification of aerodromes

  • General Section to include:

    • A copy of the aerodrome certificate

    • The signature page to authenticate the information submitted in the manual

    • A foreword explaining the contents briefly

    • Amendment monitoring and recording page and

    • The Table of Contents

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Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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B-2: Guidance material in Doc 9774 -Manual on certification of aerodromes

  • Administrative details to include:

    • Name(s) of the aerodrome owner and operator

    • The operating conditions (day only or night also, VFR/IFR)

    • Critical aircraft operating

    • Airport operations e.g. utilisation of primary RWY, SIRO, helicopter activity etc.

    • Operating limitations, if any, such as noise abatement procedures, flight restrictions over certain areas etc.

1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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B-2: Guidance material in Doc 9774 -Manual on certification of aerodromes

  • Information on Aerodrome facilities to include:

    • Physical characteristics of each RWY, TWY and apron individually including geographical co-ordinates, ACN/PCN values etc.

    • Visual aids available at the aerodrome including wind direction indicators, airfield marking and lighting

    • Obstacles limitation surfaces

    • Non-visual Navaids

1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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B-2: Guidance material in Doc 9774 -Manual on certification of aerodromes

  • Information on aerodrome services to include:

    • Aerodrome rescue and fire fighting services

    • Aerodrome emergency plan

    • Procedures for movement area maintenance

    • Procedures for maintenance of visual aids

    • Apron management and safety aspects including airside vehicle movement control

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Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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B-2: Guidance material in Doc 9774 -Manual on certification of aerodromes

  • Aerodrome services (contd):

    • Bird strike and wild life hazard reduction, control and management

    • Obstacle control on or in the vicinity

    • Disabled aircraft removal plan and procedure

    • Protection of radar and navaids sites

    • Pavement surface friction measurement, and rubber deposit removal

    • Low visibility operations - RVR measurement and reporting

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Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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B-2: Guidance material in Doc 9774 -Manual on certification of aerodromes

  • Aerodrome operating plans and procedures:

    • Handling of dangerous goods and hazardous materials

    • Movement area access and control

    • Airside inspections

    • Foreign object damage (FOD) control

    • Apron operational safety

    • Aerodrome works safety

    • Procedures for liaison with other service providers (ATS, AVSEC, MET etc.)

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Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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B-2: Guidance material in Doc 9774 -Manual on certification of aerodromes

  • Safety Management System (SMS):

    • What is SMS? - A system for managing safety as part of the overall management objective and policy

    • Why SMS? - To regulate airport operations and improve safety levels, esp in areas not covered by applicable ICAO or national standards and regulations

    • How? - Existence of comprehensive technical Standards/specifications, those for SMS, their implementation and maintenance at all times

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Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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B-2: Guidance material in Doc 9774 -Manual on certification of aerodromes

  • Main elements of Safety Management System:

    • Safety policy statement including the safety management approach and objectives

    • Safety management strategies, its achievement, assurance and promotion

    • Systems and procedures in place to control and manage safety of operations

    • Safety audits and other means of measuring performance against established goals

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Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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B-2: Guidance material in Doc 9774 -Manual on certification of aerodromes

  • Safety management approach, objectives and strategy:

    • Management commitment and encouragement towards a positive safety culture

    • Responsibility and technical competence of key officials, priorities, compliance with applicable specifications and standards

    • Establishing a safety reporting system

    • Safety orientation and recurrent training

    • Emergency response planning

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Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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B-2: Guidance material in Doc 9774 -Manual on certification of aerodromes

  • Development process:

    • Validation of the contents of the manual thru’ consultation with ACI and the Task Force;

    • Consultation with ROs;

    • ANC adhoc WG’s review and comments;

    • FAQs.

  • How can we improve it?

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Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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First CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes, 13 -16 May 2002

  • Any further questions?

  • THANK YOU!

1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 13-16 May 2002


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