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Initial certification

Training course objective

The overall objective of training  for the Initial Certification of Personnel is to introduce the candidates to the knowledge and skills which will enable them to perform the activities related to the ground handling of aircraft, passengers and cargo at airports.

Certified personnel should have general knowledge of the language which is used in the organization, including knowledge of standard aviation terminology and phraseology in English. The language level should be such as to enable the candidate to:

  • Read and understand the instructions and technical manuals used in the organization;
  • Write comprehensible technical notes and other documentation notes and records;
  • Read and understand all company procedures;
  • Speak English at such a level of fluency as to prevent any misunderstanding while employing their rating(s) in practice.

 

The candidate’s comprehension level must, in all cases, be in conformity with the rating(s) obtained.

Categories of ground handling personnel according to their handling functions

As per their functions in handling of aircraft, passengers and cargo at airports, ground handling personnel can be grouped into the following categories:

  • Traffic Coordinator
  • Traffic Dispatcher
  • Ramp Dispatcher
  • Ground handling supervisor
  • Load control agent
  • Equipment operator
  • GPU operator
  • Passenger service agent
  • Aircraft marshaller

Training course structure

The certified basic training course encompasses: theoretical training, basic theoretical knowledge exam, practical training and practical knowledge assessment. Depending on the job the candidates are trained for, the Initial Training includes the following curricula:

Traffic Coordinator:

 

  Subject No of classes
Theory Practice
1. Air Traffic 6
2. Aircraft General Knowledge 3 3
3. Aviation Legislation 9
4. Aircraft Mass and Balance 12
5. Aerodrome Infrastructure 6
6. Movement Area Operations 6
7. Operational procedures 12
8. Security 6
9. Aviation English 6
  Total 66 3

 

 Traffic Dispatcher

 

 

Subject

 

No of classes
Theory Practice
1. Air Traffic 9
2.  Aircraft General Knowledge 3 3
3.  Aviation Legislation 6
4. Aircraft Mass and Balance 6
5. Aerodrome Infrastructure 6
6. Movement Area Operations 6
7. Operational Procedures 12
8. Security 6
9. Aviation English 6
  Total 60 3

 

Ground handling supervisor

 

 

Subject

 

No of classes
Theory Practice
1. Air Traffic 6
2.  Aircraft General Knowledge 3 3
3.  Aviation Legislation 6
4. Aircraft Mass and Balance 6
5. Aerodrome Infrastructure 6
6. Movement Area Operations 6
7. Operativne procedure 12
8. Security 6
9. Aviation English 6
  Total 57 3

 

Load control agent

 

 

Subject

 

No of classes
Theory Practice
1. Air Traffic 6
2.  Aircraft General Knowledge 6
3.  Aviation Legislation 6
4. Aircraft Mass and Balance 12 12
5. Aerodrome Infrastructure 6
6. Movement Area Operations 3
7. Operational Procedures 9
8. Security 6
9. Aviation English 6
  Total 60 12

 

Ramp Dispatcher

 

 

Subject

 

No of classes
Theory Practice
1. Air Traffic 6  –
2.  Aircraft General Knowledge 3 3
3.  Aviation Legislation 6  –
4.  Aircraft Mass and Balance 6  –
5. Aerodrome Infrastructure 6  –
6. Movement Area Operations 6  –
7.  Operational Procedures 12  –
8.  Security 6  –
9.  Aviation English 6  –
10.  Aerodrome Equipment Type 3 15
  Total 60 18

 

Equipment operator

 

 

Subject

 

No of classes
Theory Practice
1. Air Traffic 6  –
2. Aircraft General Knowledge 3 3
3.  Aviation Legislation 6  –
4. Aerodrome Infrastructure 6  –
5. Movement Area Operations 6  –
6.  Security 6  –
7. Aerodrome Equipment Type  – 12
  Total 57 15

 

Passenger service agent

 

 

Subject

 

No of classes
Theory Practice
1.  Aircraft General Knowledge 6  –
2.  Aviation Legislation 3 3
3. Aerodrome Infrastructure 3  –
4. Movement Area Operations 3  –
5.  Operational Procedures 6  –
6.  Security 6  –
  Total 27 3

 

Aircraft marshaller

 

 

Subject

 

No of classes
Theory Practice
1. Air Traffic 6  
2.  Aircraft General Knowledge 3 3
3.  Aviation Legislation 6  
4. Aerodrome Infrastructure 3  
5. Movement Area Operations 6  
6.  Security 6  
7.  Marshalling   12
  Total 30 15

 

GPU operator

 

 

Subject

 

No of classes
Theory Practice
1. Air Traffic 6  
2.  Aircraft General Knowledge 3 3
3.  Aviation Legislation 6  
4. Aerodrome Infrastructure 3  
5. Movement Area Operations 6  
6.  Security 6  
7.  GPU   12
  Total 30 15