A Holistic Approach to Aerodrome Certification

This article discusses aircraft operations at aerodromes, from the aspects of safety, regularity and efficiency. The article further explores the aerodrome certification process, instituted in November 2003. The certification obligates the States to certify that aerodromes used for international operations at airports are operationally safe to accommodate all aircraft operations. Fundamental aspects of certification include the establishment of a Safety management System (SMS), which serves as the basis of operational planning. Besides SMS, other fundamental aspects for certification include the presence of the Aerodrome Operations Manual, the Emergency Plan, the Security Program, and the Standard Operating Procedures. All of these are discussed in considerable detail, along with the evaluation of operational readiness. The author concludes that an established aerodrome certification process is needed to set the basis for safety management and methodical development of operational planning, especially as more airports continue to be built worldwide to meet passenger demand.


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  • Accession Number: 01050483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 2007 9:21PM