Airport operating environment

Description

Thoroughly understand the airport operating environment, the operational characteristics, services, activities, and procedures of a general aviation airport service area, as well as of those of the suppliers, partners, and other airport agencies.

Alternative labels

operational environments of airports
operational environment of airport
operational characteristics airport environment
operational features of airport environment
operating environment of airport
characteristics of airport environment
features of airport environment
operating environments of airports
airport operational environment

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Airport operating environment is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Airport chief executive: Airport chief executives lead a group of airport directors who are responsible for all areas of the airport. They envision and make decisions on the strategic direction of the airport based on the information provided by their team of managers.
Airport director: Airport directors oversee a group of managers who lead or supervise a particular area of the airport, programme or a project.

Optional knowledge

Airport operating environment is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Chief executive officer: Chief executive officers hold the highest ranking in a pyramidal corporate structure. They are able to hold a complete idea of the functioning of the business, its departments, risks, and stakeholders. They analyse different kinds of information and create links among them for decision-making purposes. They serve as a  communication link with the board of directors for reporting and implementation of the overall strategy.
Airport operations officer: Airport operations officers perform supervisory and administrative work monitoring operational activities on an assigned shift at a large airport. They ensure the safe take-off and landing of aircrafts
Aviation inspector: Aviation inspectors perform inspections of the procedures followed in the matters of maintenance, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment. They check compliance with ICAO, EU, national and environmental regulations.
Aviation safety officer: Aviation safety officers plan and develop safety procedures for aviation companies. They study safety regulations and restrictions relative to aviation company operations. Hence, they direct activities of personnel in order to safeguard the application of safety measures in compliance with regulations.

 


 

References

  1. Airport operating environment – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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