Overview of Aerodrome Operational Management (OAOM EN): Online

Overview of Aerodrome Operational Management (OAOM EN): Online

ICAO Course


This course will equip participants to comprehend the basics of aerodrome certification, operational management and stakeholder coordination. 

Course Description

The Overview of Aerodrome Operational Management online course will prepare participants to implement the requirements for the safety, regularity, and efficiency of aerodrome operations. The participants will explore the certification process and become familiar with best practices in stakeholder coordination and training of aerodrome personnel, in addition to understanding an overview of the day-to-day operations of an aerodrome. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key provisions in the areas of aerodrome certification, operational management, coordination and training.
  • Explain the key considerations in the certification and management of these areas. 
  • Implement the requirements for ensuring safe operations in various specialized areas, such as obstacle evaluation and control, pavement and apron management, rescue and fire fighting, foreign object debris (FOD) control, coordination, training and other essential areas.
  • Explain the relevant ICAO provisions in these areas, Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS) - Aerodromes (Doc 9981), with support from Annex 14 - Aerodromes - Volume I - Aerodromes Design and Operations, as well as other pertinent document excerpts.
  • Explore the latest practices, such as the Global Reporting Format (GRF) for pavement conditions, and examples of recent advances in aerodrome operations.

Course Structure:

  • Course Introduction
  • Module 1 - Certification of Aerodrome 
  1.  Initial certification 
  2. Aerodrome manual 
  3. Continued oversight
  • Module 2 - Operational Management 
  1. Obstacle Evaluation and Control
  2. Inspections of the movement area 
  3. Inspections of visual aids
  4. Pavement Management
  5. Apron Management
  6. Wildlife Hazard Management
  7. Airside Driving & Vehicle/Equipment Safety Requirements
  8. Rescue and Fire Fighting
  9. Airside Works
  10. Aerodrome Emergency Plan
  11. Foreign object debris (FOD) Control
  12. Global Reporting Format (GRF)
  • Module 3- Coordination and Training 
  1. Stakeholder Coordination
  2. Safety Reporting 
  3. Training and Competency
  • Final Exam


The Final Exam consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. You require a grade of 80% to pass, and you are allowed 3 attempts. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive ICAO’s e-Certificate.

Primary Target Population

• Civil Aviation Authorities and other aviation industry professionals involved in regulatory approval and industry standards;

• Aerodrome Operators and service providers who wish to refresh their foundational knowledge of the field.

Course Fee

534.00 USD
Women Discount: 10% off
CAA Employee: 400.00 USD
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Course Info
Language: English
Delivery Mode: Online
Duration: 6 Hours
Level: Technical