Airport Operation Fundamentals

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Airport Operation Fundamentals

In a rapidly changing environment, airports must perform at their highest efficiency and safety. Understanding the fundamentals of the complex airport operating systems is the first step in achieving on-time performance and meeting the needs of all stakeholders.

In these challenging times, and with emerging competition from other airports and other modes of transportation, it is of utmost importance that airports recruit and provide employees and managers with the best available knowledge and skills.

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Learner's Profile

  • Newcomers to the industry
  • Recently appointed airport staff
  • Travel industry staff

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will:

  • Learn the history of aviation and understand the role airports play in economic development
  • Learn about the various airport customers and partners
  • Gain knowledge about the multiple operational and business functions of airports
  • Acquire tools to apply your knowledge and skills to the airport environment

Key Topics:

  • Operational functions of the airport
  • Rescue, firefighting and other support services
  • Airport issues and challenges
  • The future of airports
  • Technological developments

Course Content

  • Module 1 – Understanding the Airport
  • Module 2 – The Airport as an Operational System
  • Module 3 – Safety
  • Module 4 – Security
  • Module 5 – Support Services
  • Module 6 – Airport Issues and Challenges
  • Module 7 – The Future of Airports
Entry Qualification
  • Suitable for: Undergraduates | Graduates | Working Professionals
  • Minimum Education Requirement: Grade 10, O-Level or equivalent
Career Opportunities:
  • Work at any International airport across the world
  • Get employed by any Airline
  • Get employed by any Airport Ground Handling Agent
Next Steps

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

•  Airport Operation Foundation Diploma

Course Duration
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