ACI Safety, Security and Operations Publications

A working group of the ACI World Safety and Technical Standing Committee was tasked to produce this updated version of the Apron Markings and Signs Handbook. Following its recommendations, we present this third edition, which now includes best practices for the application and maintenance of paint markings on aprons.

This new Safety Management Systems (SMS) handbook is an action-orientated guide bringing together best practices, knowledge and experience from aerodromes around the world. It will assist aerodrome operators to create a robust SMS using the Plan, Do, Check, Act method.

The ACI World Safety and Technical Standing Committee (STSC) presents the 2015 ACI Apron Safety Handbook, updated and expanded from Chapter 2 of the Airside Safety Handbook (4th edition). Aprons are the most congested and busiest areas of an airport with complex activities that are carried out under severe space and time constraints. This new handbook provides best practices for planning and design of apron layouts and facilities, standard operational practices for safe apron operations, and mitigation and prevention measures for maintenance and construction activities on aprons.

The ACI World Safety and Technical Standing Committee (STSC) has developed this Handbook bringing together best practices, knowledge and experience from aerodromes around the world. The handbook assists aerodrome operators to develop and implement a robust aerodrome emergency plan, including restoration of operations after an emergency. It also deals with business continuity planning. The handbook covers the roles and responsibilities of aerodrome operators, as well as coordination of emergency response plans with other organizations interfacing with the aerodrome during an emergency.

The ACI World Safety and Technical Standing Committee (STSC) developed this Handbook to provide methodologies and best practices that can be implemented to assist airport operators to achieve a “state of the art” level of runway safety. This handbook provides guidance material for the development of a runway safety programme for all aerodrome (large or small) as well as ways to tailor, improve and expand existing programmes.

This guide aims to equip managers with a deeper understanding of the human factors that contribute to effective passenger screening. These factors cover the 'people' involved and how we recruit, select and train our security officers. They address the 'organization' structures and the work processes we use. They look at the 'technology' component - the critical interface between man and machine - and how well we optimize the screening checkpoint's working 'environment'.

Wildlife Hazard Management is an important element of the operations of all airports. ACI is pleased to announce the release of the expanded and updated ACI Wildlife Hazard Management Handbook.

ACI Best Industry Practice Safety Management System (SMS) Gap Analysis and Audit Tool and accompanying Guidelines - 2010. In addition to the actual Audit Tool, the associated Guidelines will make it easier for auditors to perform a baseline audit and subsequently periodic audits, to assess the airport’s SMS, identify gaps and/or areas of improvement, thus enhancing safety at their site.
This handbook is a useful complement to ICAO documentation, such as Annex 14, Volume I (Aerodrome Design and Operations) and the Aerodrome Design Manual, Part 4 (Visual Aids) and is intended for use by planners of apron areas, ground staff working on aprons, air traffic controllers, apron controllers and pilots.

The ACI Airside Safety Handbook – 4th Edition provides 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 Application of Biometrics at Airports position paper provides general recommendations on the development and implementation of biometrically enabled programmes for border control, passenger facilitation and staff access control. It was produced by a Task Force set up by ACI’s Governing Board which approved the paper at its meeting on 6 November 2005.