Establishment of an Aerodrome Manual Toward Airport Certification

Establishment of an Aerodrome Manual Toward Airport Certification

125/022/AGA MAN OPS
Standardized Training Package


This course is targeted at airport professionals and aims to provide participants with a clear understanding of the requirements and practical application of the processes needed for the approval of an Aerodrome Manual (AM) by the respective Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The course focuses on the preparation process, implementation, and maintenance of the AM that are applicable to aerodrome operators (as recognized applicants) and their respective CAA approving bodies.

Benefits to Airport Operators

Increase broader understanding of the importance of the Aerodrome Manual (AM) and its key relationship with Aerodrome Certification:

  • Demonstrates how AM underpins all operational activities of significance on the aerodrome
  • Links to the mandated Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Provides a solid base for ongoing safety assurance
  • Enables the aerodrome operator to more easily obtain operational stakeholder “buy-in”
  • Creates a base for implementing “real time” performance measures that can be monitored on an ongoing basis

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the key and essential elements of an Aerodrome Manual;
  2. Determine the specific criteria against which the Aerodrome Manual will be assessed;
  3. Create a process for the approval/ acceptance of the Aerodrome Manual; and
  4. Create a process for surveillance and monitoring of the Aerodrome Manual.


  • Module 0: Introduction
  • Module 1: Key and Essential Elements of an Aerodrome Manual
  • Module 2: Aerodrome Manual Assessment System
  • Module 3: Aerodrome Manual Approval and Acceptance
  • Module 4: Aerodrome Manual Surveillance and Monitoring

Primary Target Population

This course is designed primarily to meet the needs of CAA managers, inspectors, and assessors who are involved in the Aerodrome Manual approval process as well as representatives of aerodrome operators/air navigation service providers who are responsible for the development and maintenance of the Aerodrome Manual

Entry Requirements

Course participants are required to have a minimum level of relevant managerial training as well as relevant experience working at airports.

Reading and writing capabilities can be a consideration: they must be able to read and write in one of the six (6) official ICAO languages in order to work with the ICAO guidance material. More specifically, as this course is delivered in English, the learner must have an intermediate to native proficiency in reading and writing in English.

Participants are required to have intermediate computer literacy that allows them to use tools such as pdf readers, word processors, file managers (windows) and interactive web pages.

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Course Info
Language: English
Other Languages: Spanish, Spanish, Spanish, Spanish
Delivery Mode: Instructor-led (In-person) (including introductory online module)
Duration: 5 Days / 40 Hours
Level: Technical