Aeronautical Studies and Risk Analysis

Professional Certificate Course, 
Delivery: Classroom
Duration: 5 days

An aeronautical study is utilized at airports when the existence of non-compliances are identified and assessed following a risk-based approach to ensure that airports continue to operate safely.

This course is designed to specifically examine the use of aeronautical studies for airport operators, providing a step-by-step explanation on how they are developed, from recognizing when an aeronautical study is needed, through to identification of the issues, hazards, mitigation measures, and development of a final conclusion. 

The course will be divided into two sections, with the first half of the training dedicated to classroom based instruction, which will include examples and case studies, with the remainder of the course requiring participants to develop a full study.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the objectives for conducting an aeronautical study
  • Determine when to conduct an aeronautical study
  • Describe the steps to perform a risk assessment
  • Perform multiple risk assessment exercises
  • Develop and conduct a full aeronautical study


Target Audience

  • Airport Operations Directors, Managers, Officers and Staff
  • Airport Managers, Safety Managers, Officers and Staff
  • National regulators


Course Content

Part 1  

  • Introduction to Aeronautical Studies – definition, when they are used, applications, reference materials – ICAO Annex 14, Annex 19 and Doc 9859 Ed 3

  • Review of Risk Assessments at Aerodromes – their use and examples

  • Risk Assessment Exercise - group exercise

  • Case Studies and group exercise 

Part 2

  • Development of an aeronautical study based on“real” situations - group exercise and presentation
  • Preparation, development and summaries of hazards, mitigations and risk sssessments

Upcoming sessions

Dates Location Member/WBP Non-Member Register
16-22 November 2017 Honolulu, USA US$1,500 US$2,170 Register
16-20 April 2018 Munich, Germany US$1,500 US$2,170 Register
 25-29 June 2018 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  US$1,500 US$2,170 Register
17-21 September 2018  Riga, Latvia  US$1,500 US$2,170 Register


Part 1– the first 2½ days will be classroom instruction and gaining an understanding of Aeronautical Studies, which will include:-

 

  • Introduction to Aeronautical Studies – reference materials – ICAO Annex 14, Annex 19 and Doc 9859 Ed 3

  • Review of Risk Assessments at Aerodromes – their use and examples

  • Risk Assessment Exercise in the Classroom working in groups

  • Introduction to Aeronautical Studies – when they are used, applications, ICAO references (specifically Annexes 14 and 19)

  • Case Studies – the instructor will share knowledge, using Aeronautical Studies which have been compiled as examples

  • “Practice” sessions on studies – delegates will be asked to review studies and gain an understanding of the depth of knowledge, therefore simple and complex examples will be used as examples

     

Part 2– for the final 2½ days of the course, delegates will work in small groups of 2 / 3 students and will be asked to develop an Aeronautical Study based upon “real” situations.  They will be required to produce and submit a full report, together with summaries of Hazards, mitigations and Risk Assessment.  Where suitable, they may use an example at their own airports to work into a study.  They will then be asked to present their studies to the remainder of the group for comment.

 

Part 1– the first 2½ days will be classroom instruction and gaining an understanding of Aeronautical Studies, which will include:-

 

  • Introduction to Aeronautical Studies – reference materials – ICAO Annex 14, Annex 19 and Doc 9859 Ed 3

  • Review of Risk Assessments at Aerodromes – their use and examples

  • Risk Assessment Exercise in the Classroom working in groups

  • Introduction to Aeronautical Studies – when they are used, applications, ICAO references (specifically Annexes 14 and 19)

  • Case Studies – the instructor will share knowledge, using Aeronautical Studies which have been compiled as examples

  • “Practice” sessions on studies – delegates will be asked to review studies and gain an understanding of the depth of knowledge, therefore simple and complex examples will be used as examples

     

Part 2– for the final 2½ days of the course, delegates will work in small groups of 2 / 3 students and will be asked to develop an Aeronautical Study based upon “real” situations.  They will be required to produce and submit a full report, together with summaries of Hazards, mitigations and Risk Assessment.  Where suitable, they may use an example at their own airports to work into a study.  They will then be asked to present their studies to the remainder of the group for comment.

 

Case Studies and group exercise