Apply airport standards and regulations

Description

Know and apply the accepted standards and regulations for European airports. Apply knowledge to enforce airport rules, regulations, and the Airport Safety Plan.

Alternative labels

ensure airport conforms to standards and regulations
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comply with airport standards and regulations

Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Apply airport standards and regulations is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Air traffic controller: Air traffic controllers assist pilots by providing information concerning the height, speed and course. They assist pilots in order to facilitate a safe take off and landing of aircrafts. They are responsible for maintaining a secure and orderly movement of aircraft along major air routes up in the sky and around airports. They control air traffic in and within vicinity of airports according to established procedures and policies to prevent collisions and to minimise delays arising from traffic congestion.
Airside safety manager: Airside safety managers supervise the airside operations’ safety and security and advise the civil aviation authorities on the airport information systems changes. They write safety analysis reports, ensure compliance with standards and regulations and improve the airside safety procedures.

Commercial pilot: Commercial pilots navigate flight of fixed-wing and multi-engine aircrafts for the transport of passengers and cargo.
Airport environment officer: Airport environment officers monitor environmental issues such as emissions, contamination, and wildlife activity in the premises of airports. They report environmental attractors for animals such as nearby rubbish dumps or wetland areas. They can engage in studying the environmental impact that airports are having in the surrounding communities in reference to the diverse contamination that airports produce. They implement the rules to ensure the sustainable development of the airport.
Aircraft dispatcher: Aircraft dispatchers authorise, regulate, and control commercial airline flights according to governmental and company regulations. They expedite and ensure flight flow by preparing logs of flights, delays, cancellations, and changes in schedules or flight plans.
Aircraft marshaller: Aircraft marshallers signal pilots to assist them in operations such as turning, slowing down, stopping, and shutting down engines. They lead aircrafts to their parking stands or to the runway. They also indicate directions to the pilots by driving a “follow-me” car.
Airport maintenance technician: Airport maintenance technicians are in charge of the maintenance of all equipment necessary for ensuring the functionality of the airport, for example, visual aids, airport electrical systems, luggage systems, security systems, pavements, drainage, and maintenance of unpaved areas.
Private pilot: Private pilots operate non-commercial airplanes for leisure with a limited amount of seats and engine horsepower. They also provide private transport for people.
Ground lighting officer: Ground lighting officers carry out the inspection and maintenance of airports’ lighting systems. They record their findings and formulate the actions to be followed.
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
Airport security officer: Airport security officers interact with passengers to ensure smooth transition between areas of the airport, compliant with safety regulations. They perform searches of passengers, their ID and baggage in order to ensure safety and to prevent illegal activity.
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.
Aircraft maintenance coordinator: Aircraft maintenance coordinators plan, schedule, and manage the preparation and maintenance works in the hangars and workshops. They communicate with higher level managers in order to prepare the necessary resources for smooth and efficient operations in airports.
Airport planning engineer: Airport planning engineers manage and coordinate the planning, design, and development programs in airports.
Aircraft cargo operations coordinator: Aircraft cargo operations coordinators direct and coordinate air transport terminal cargo and ramp activities. They review data on incoming flights as to plan the working activities. They direct preparation of loading plans for each departing flight and confer with supervisory personnel to ensure workers and equipment are available for air cargo and baggage loading, unloading, and handling activities.
Airport director: Airport directors oversee a group of managers who lead or supervise a particular area of the airport, programme or a project.

Optional skill

Apply airport standards and regulations is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Air traffic manager: Air traffic managers coordinate the planning of ground control, the maintenance of the aircrafts, and the handling of customers. They strive for the most efficient use of resources in directing the aircraft. They manage safety, quality, and risks in everyday work. They also plan and compare performance with other air navigation service providers.
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.
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.
Co-pilot: Co-pilots are responsible for assisting captains by monitoring the flight instruments, handling radio communications, watching for air traffic, and taking over for the pilot as needed. They adhere to the pilot’s commands, flight plans, and regulations and procedures of aviation national authorities, companies, and airports.
Aircraft pilot: Aircraft pilots control and navigate aircraft. They operate the mechanical and electrical systems of the aircraft and transport people, mail and freight.
Second officer: Second officers are responsible for monitoring and controlling various aircraft systems including fixed-wing and rotary wing. They work in close coordination with the two pilots during all phases of flight. They make pre-flight, inflight, and post flight inspections, adjustments, and minor repairs. They verify parameters such as passenger and cargo distribution, the amount of fuel, aircraft performance, and appropriate engine speed according to instructions of pilots.

 


 

References

  1. Apply airport standards and regulations – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022