Airport Ramp Services

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Airport Ramp Services

The aircraft servicing and ground handling basics you need to start a career on the ramp. Ramp handling services ensure the efficient turnaround of aircraft so that flights stay on schedule.

This course offers an introduction to ramp services as well as the ground handling standards and safety requirements you need to know to work safely on the ramp.

Whether you are new to the industry or a recent recruit, this course provides a solid foundation for further professional development in the field of ground operations.

Learner's Profile

  • Anyone interested in pursuing a career with an airline or ground service provider
  • Recently recruited airline, airport, and ground handling staff

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Course Objectives

Upon completing the course, you will acquire the following core skills:

  • The ground operations working environment
  • Standard ramp operations terminology
  • The departments of an airport and how they work together
  • Basic safety and security for efficient operations
  • Procedures for key aircraft ground servicing tasks
  • IATA Airport Handling Manual and IATA Ground Operations Manual standards

Key Topics

  • Introduction to the Airline industry
  • The function of Airport Ramp Services
  • How an airport works, the other functions at an airport
  • Introduction to Aircraft
  • Aviation Security
  • Basic Airside Safety
  • Aircraft turnaround ground service plan
  • Aircraft Handling
  • Aircraft Loading and unloading
  • Aircraft cleaning and presentation
  • Air cargo
  • DGR Awareness for Ramp & Warehouse personnel.

Course Content

  • Introduction to an Airport Ramp Services
  • How an Airport works
  • Aircraft Ground Handling
  • Aircraft loading and unloading
  • Wide Bodied containerized aircraft & Dangerous goods
  • Catering
  • Other ground handling services
  • Airside Safety
  • Security
  • Future in the industry
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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