3 Contents Airside Vehicle Licensing Airside Driver Certification Airside Driving Rules & Safety RegulationsVehicles Operating in Aircraft Movement Area
4 Facts of the HKIA Statistics Aircraft Traffic Movement (07) 295,000 Over 60% of Code E aircraftPassenger Throughout (07)47.8 MillionAir Cargo Throughout (07)3.7 Million TonesParking StandsPassenger – 77 (49 airbridge stands)Cargo – 34Maintenance - 12Long Term Parking - 13No. of Licensed Airside Vehicles / EquipmentOver 8,000No. of Certified Airside DriversOver 9,600
5 1. Airside Vehicle Licensing All vehicles including mobile equipment based and operated within the Airport Restricted AreaAirside vehicles are licensed by the Airport Authority in accordance with the AA BylawsAirside vehicles are subject totype approval and examinationby the Airport Authority
6 Application Sponsoring organizations of current business at HKIA Justification of the vehicle & equipment types, and access areas
7 Airside Vehicles Number of Airside Vehicle Motorized over 2,600 Non-prime mover over 5,000Non-prime moverMotorized Vehicle
8 Airside Vehicles Cargo Loader Aircraft Tractor Aerial Work Platform Passenger Bus
12 Vehicle Examination All vehicles and equipment are subject to: Annual examinationRoadworthinessAdditional Safety FeaturesRandom examinationImmediate rectificationPost accident examinationInvolved in airside accidents
13 Additional Safety Features Yellow colour paint on upper part of vehicles or on main frame of equipment and trailersYellow flashing obstruction on vehicle topFire extinguisherAutomatic reverse beeperParking brake system on trailers, red reflectors at rear end
14 Airside Vehicle Insurance The minimum requirement of third party insurance for airside vehicle and mobile ground equipment, which include vehicles escorted into Airport Restricted Areas is HK$150 millions for any one event.
16 Authorized Vehicle Examination Centres Two GSE servicing franchisees in airsideCollect applications, fees and conduct vehicle examinationLicensing authority rests on Airport Authority
17 Airside Vehicle Parking Permit All vehicle/equipment must procure and display a valid Airside Vehicle Parking Permit when they are parked in the airsideThe Parking Permit fee based on the vehicle dimension
18 2. Airside Drivers Certification To safeguard the ground movement of aircraft, vehicles and personnel, drivers shall be fully conversant of the rules governing vehicle driving and operation of mobile equipment in airsideAirside drivers must be in possession ofa driving licence issued by Hong Kong Transport Department valid for the appropriate class(es) of vehicles, and“D” endorsement on their Airport Restricted Area Permits denoting authority to drive at airside
21 Airside Driver Training A video and a handbook are produced by the Airport Authority to facilitate training of drivers on the airside driving rules and safety regulations
22 Airside Driver Training A video and a handbook are produced by the Airport Authority to facilitate training of drivers on the airside driving rules and safety regulationsThe employers are responsible for training of their drivers:Airside driving rules and regulationsOperation of specialized equipmentSpecific company & airlines procedures
23 Airside Driver Examination Applicants for “D” endorsement are required to pass a written test conducted by the Airport Authority20 multiple-choice questionsResult notification within 2 working days
24 Biennial renewal of D-endorsement Airside drivers are required to attend the written tests conducted by the Airport Authority every two years for renewal of the “D” endorsement
25 3. Airside Driving Rules & Safety Regulations General Driving ConductsGiveway to AircraftSpeed LimitsApron Road Markings & Traffic SignsDriving near or crossing taxlianesDriving inside Aircraft Parking StandsDesignated Parking AreasLow Visibility ConditionsReport of Vehicle Breakdown & AccidentsEnforcementEtc
26 Enforcement of Airside Driving & Safety Regulations Drivers who commit traffic offences at the airside may become liable to legal action taken by Police or the Airport Authority in pursuant to the Airport Authority BylawsDaily enforcement the Airfield Officers of the Airport Authority
28 Airside Driving Offence Points Scheme Notwithstanding the provisions in the AA Bylaws, violations of airside driving regulations will carry driving offence pointsThe number of driving offence points awarded to each offence relates to the severity of the hazard to ramp safety caused by the traffic offence.
29 Withdrawal of “D” endorsement The “D” endorsement of the airside driver who has incurred 8 or more points within 12 months will be withdrawn and the driver disqualified from driving on airside for a period of 3 monthsThe disqualification period will increase to 6 months for any subsequent accumulation of 8 points.
31 4. Vehicles Operating in Aircraft Movement Area Back-of-stand road and taxilane crossingsRemain alert and watch out for aircraftAlways giveway to aircraft
32 Runways & Taxiways Airfield Vehicles Other vehicles Training by the Airport AuthorityPre-approved to drive on taxiwaysListening watch on GMC frequencyApproval from ATC to enter runwayOther vehiclesApproval from GMC for movementon taxiways such as aircraft towingATC may pre-approve CAD &AFC vehicles driving on taxiwaysApproval on ATC to enter runway
33 Works Vehicles Management Genuine need to drive in aircraft movement areaEscort arrangement of works vehiclesTraining to escortor by Airport Authority on designated routingEscortor vehicles in the front and the end of convoy, usually not exceeding 5 in total
34 Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance & Control System HK ATC to implement the A-SMGCS at HKIAAirport Authority to work in collaboration with HK ATC for the implementation of the systemVehicles require access to active runway to equip with Vehicle Locator in phasesstarting from 2009
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