Every flight starts and ends at an Aerodrome.
From their humble beginnings as relatively simple landing strips, international aerodromes have evolved into highly complex facilities.
A modern international aerodrome’s environment is characterized by vast areas, distinct airside (movement area) and landside areas, sophisticated technologies, dozens of square kilometres of runways, taxiways, aprons, service areas, a multitude of equipment and integrated systems, and the growing activity of third parties.
Added to all of this, today’s aerodromes are facing, more than ever, increasing commercial pressures with greater public awareness and expectations on safety and efficiency issues.
Consequently, Airport Operators have a legal responsibility to ensure that all personnel are competent to perform the duties expected of them
Technologies are advancing and being introduced at an alarming rate therefore the knowledge & skills of technical personnel must keep pace with those technologies.
The required level of knowledge, technical and behavioral skills and experience, and language proficiency required in order to be authorized to perform duties on the system and equipment staff are deemed competent to work on.