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Airport Authority Hong Kong November 2008 Ground Vehicle Operator Procedure and Licensing Requirement.

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1 Airport Authority Hong Kong November 2008 Ground Vehicle Operator Procedure and Licensing Requirement

2 Line Maintenance

3 Contents 1.Airside Vehicle Licensing 2.Airside Driver Certification 3.Airside Driving Rules & Safety Regulations 4.Vehicles Operating in Aircraft Movement Area

4 Facts of the HKIA Statistics Aircraft Traffic Movement (07)295,000 Over 60% of Code E aircraft Passenger Throughout (07)47.8 Million Air Cargo Throughout (07)3.7 Million Tones Parking StandsPassenger – 77 (49 airbridge stands) Cargo – 34 Maintenance - 12 Long Term Parking - 13 No. of Licensed Airside Vehicles / Equipment Over 8,000 No. of Certified Airside DriversOver 9,600

5 1. Airside Vehicle Licensing All vehicles including mobile equipment based and operated within the Airport Restricted Area Airside vehicles are licensed by the Airport Authority in accordance with the AA Bylaws Airside vehicles are subject to type approval and examination by 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 5,000 Motorized Vehicle Non-prime mover

8 Airside Vehicles Aerial Work Platform Cargo LoaderAircraft Tractor Passenger Bus

9 Airside Vehicles Catering TruckConveyor Belt Fuel Hydrant DispenserMobile Work Platform

10 Airside Vehicles Bowser Toilet Truck Mobile Station Unit Aircraft Washing Truck

11 Airside Vehicles Foam Tender Passenger Step PickupForklift Truck

12 Vehicle Examination All vehicles and equipment are subject to: 1.Annual examination –Roadworthiness –Additional Safety Features 2.Random examination –Immediate rectification 3.Post accident examination –Involved in airside accidents

13 Additional Safety Features Yellow colour paint on upper part of vehicles or on main frame of equipment and trailers Yellow flashing obstruction on vehicle top Fire extinguisher Automatic reverse beeper Parking 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.

15 Airfield Access Zone

16 Authorized Vehicle Examination Centres Two GSE servicing franchisees in airside Collect applications, fees and conduct vehicle examination Licensing 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 airside The 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 airside Airside drivers must be in possession of (i)a driving licence issued by Hong Kong Transport Department valid for the appropriate class(es) of vehicles, and (ii)D endorsement on their Airport Restricted Area Permits denoting authority to drive at airside

19 Hong Kong Driving License

20 Classes of Airside Vehicles & Equipment

21 A video and a handbook are produced by the Airport Authority to facilitate training of drivers on the airside driving rules and safety regulations Airside Driver Training

22 A video and a handbook are produced by the Airport Authority to facilitate training of drivers on the airside driving rules and safety regulations The employers are responsible for training of their drivers: 1.Airside driving rules and regulations 2.Operation of specialized equipment 3.Specific company & airlines procedures Airside Driver Training

23 Applicants for D endorsement are required to pass a written test conducted by the Airport Authority 20 multiple-choice questions Result notification within 2 working days Airside Driver Examination

24 Airside drivers are required to attend the written tests conducted by the Airport Authority every two years for renewal of the D endorsement Biennial renewal of D-endorsement

25 3. Airside Driving Rules & Safety Regulations General Driving Conducts Giveway to Aircraft Speed Limits Apron Road Markings & Traffic Signs Driving near or crossing taxlianes Driving inside Aircraft Parking Stands Designated Parking Areas Low Visibility Conditions Report of Vehicle Breakdown & Accidents Enforcement Etc

26 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 Bylaws Daily enforcement the Airfield Officers of the Airport Authority Enforcement of Airside Driving & Safety Regulations

27 Driving Discipline Enforcement Driver license inspection Speed check by laser gun

28 Notwithstanding the provisions in the AA Bylaws, violations of airside driving regulations will carry driving offence points The number of driving offence points awarded to each offence relates to the severity of the hazard to ramp safety caused by the traffic offence. Airside Driving Offence Points Scheme

29 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 months The disqualification period will increase to 6 months for any subsequent accumulation of 8 points. Withdrawal of D endorsement

30 Traffic Accident / Incident Investigation

31 4. Vehicles Operating in Aircraft Movement Area Back-of-stand road and taxilane crossings Remain alert and watch out for aircraft Always giveway to aircraft

32 Runways & Taxiways Airfield Vehicles Training by the Airport Authority Pre-approved to drive on taxiways Listening watch on GMC frequency Approval from ATC to enter runway Other vehicles Approval from GMC for movement on taxiways such as aircraft towing ATC may pre-approve CAD & AFC vehicles driving on taxiways Approval on ATC to enter runway

33 Works Vehicles Management Genuine need to drive in aircraft movement area Escort arrangement of works vehicles Training to escortor by Airport Authority on designated routing Escortor 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 HKIA Airport Authority to work in collaboration with HK ATC for the implementation of the system Vehicles require access to active runway to equip with Vehicle Locator in phases starting from 2009

35 Thanks

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