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Airside Safety Handbook (2010): PDF

This publication is also available in French, Spanish and Russian:

Guide de la securite cote piste (2010): PDF

Manual de seguridad en al lado aire (2010): PDF

The ACI Airside Safety Handbook - 4th Edition has been produced to provide airside managers with a comprehensive set of guidelines to enhance safety and to prevent, or to reduce as low as reasonably practicable accidents, incidents and occurrences at their airports. The aim has been to produce a current ‘best practice’ guidance document without being overly detailed – therefore, of necessity, it cannot cover all situations. Further information is available from the expanded Useful Documents and Websites at the end of this Handbook. These best industry practices should be implemented in a manner commensurate with the type and level of aircraft activities at a particular airport.

This Handbook is a guide to airside operational safety. It is written for airside managers and builds on previous work by ACI – namely the Airside Safety Handbook 3rd edition. The remit of this Handbook has been widened to include a number of selected topics relating to safe operations in airside areas.

Aviation throughout the world continues to grow, airports become busier and more congested and the number of flights and the size of aircraft increase. The requirement for an airport operator is to facilitate this growth in a safe environment for airport users, staff and aircraft.

Various bodies have produced both regulations and guidance covering a number of aspects of airside safety, both nationally and internationally, including from within the industry. This Handbook is intended to complement such material by offering guidance in areas perhaps not covered in sufficient detail. It updates and brings together the best elements of managing airside operational safety from current experience of those involved in this important task from airports around the world.


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