Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies

ACI - Introduction to Airfield Operations

Instructor Led Virtual Training

This course will provide participants with an understanding of the fundamentals of airfield operations and the various activities it involves. Participants will also be introduced to the regulations pertinent to aerodromes, with emphasis on applicable ICAO Annex 14 Standards and Recommended Practices.

Course Benefits

  • Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Gain an understanding of the civil aviation regulations and Standards and Recommended Practices relevant to ICAO Annex 14
  • Describe the different components of an airport
  • Gain a general awareness of airside physical characteristics (signage, markings) as well as lighting and navigation aids\
  • Apply the concept of safety management and safety culture in our workplace
  • Identify the various rescue and firefighting activities and stakeholders involved
  • Explain the importance of wildlife management at aerodromes
  • Demonstrate how to conduct apron and airside inspections
  • Discuss the importance of promulgation of information

Who Should Attend

  • Airport Operations Directors
  • Staff new to the industry
  • Airport Safety Managers
  • Airport Maintenance Managers
  • CAA Officials


Course Outline

  • History of aerodromes and civil aviation regulationBasic Components – airport, ATC and aircraft
  • Aerodrome Physical Characteristics – manoeuvring and apron areas
  • Airside signs, lighting and navigation aids
  • Safety culture
  • Safety management
  • Foreign Object Debris
  • Low visibility operations and airside inspections
  • Emergencies, rescue and firefighting
  • Wildlife hazard management
  • Promulgation of information

Course Prerequisite (s)

  • Speak, read and write English.
  • Access to a Desktop computer or  Laptop or mobile, or tablet with web cam. (Using a Mobile is not recommended) 
  • Stable Internet connection
  • MS Team/CISCO Webex application on their device (instructions will be sent once you register for the course)
  • A valid email address.