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1 First CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 First CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 ICAO Safety Initiatives - Aims and Objectives Arun K.R. Rao Chief, Aerodromes, Air Routes and Ground Aids Section ICAO, Montreal. Arun K.R. Rao Chief, Aerodromes, Air Routes and Ground Aids Section ICAO, Montreal.

2 2 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 First CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes, May 2002 Session 1: Certification of aerodromes Session 2: Practices of some States Session 3: An Exercise in airport certification Last Day: Any other related issue(s)

3 3 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 ICAO Objectives Convention on International Civil Aviation : ë Article 44 (states, among others): â To ensure safe and orderly growth of international civil aviation globally â To encourage the development of airways, airports and air navigation facilities â To meet the needs of the peoples of the world for safe, regular, efficient and economical air transport â To promote the safety of flight in international civil aviation

4 4 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 States’ commitments to safety ë Article 15 – Non-discriminatory use of airports by carriers of other States; ë Article 28 – States undertake to provide airports in accordance with international specifications for global harmonization; ë Article 37 – States undertake to adopt the international Standards and Recommended Practices and Procedures developed by ICAO to secure the highest practicable degree of uniformity in regulations, Standards and procedures.

5 5 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 ICAO provisions related to aerodromes Annex 14, Volume I on aerodrome design and operations; Volume II on heliports Specifications are continuously updated to reflect the changing needs of the aviation industry Amendments 1 to 3 stem from work of ICAO Visual Aids Panel and study groups Amendment 4 covers the aerodrome certification and RFF services

6 6 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 Certification of Aerodromes A THE NEED: 1. Origin of the requirement 2. Impact of airport privatisation 3. Shortcomings and Deficiencies 4. USOAP expansion activities B THE TOOLS: 1. Amendment to Annex 14. Volume I 2. New guidance material in Doc Other guidance material

7 7 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 Certification of aerodromes A: The Need A-1: Origin of the requirement ë Lack of an airport certifying procedure/ guidelines for States (e.g. Macau airport) ë Global trend of privatisation of airports ë Need for seamless co-ordination globally ë DGCAs Conference on Global Aviation Safety Strategy -Expansion of USOAP to airports ë AFI-7/RAN meeting, 1997; S &D issues ë CAR/SAM-3/RAN Meeting, 1999; S & D issues

8 8 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 Certification of aerodromes A: The Need A-2: Impact of privatisation of airports ë Positive aspects of privatisation ë Other aspects of privatisation ë States responsibilities under the Convention ë Ensure safe, regular and efficient air transport system within their sovereign territories ë Articles 28 and 37 of the Convention ë Safety and quality assurance to the travelling public

9 9 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 Certification of aerodromes A: The Need A- 4: Shortcomings and Deficiencies ë Impact on safety of civil aviation; Its origin ë AFI/RAN/7 and CAR/SAM/RAN/3 Meetings ë Why concern? â Due to non-compliance with Annex 14, Volume I provisions â Safety and security concerns of operations may not be given the highest priority

10 10 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 Certification of aerodromes A: The Need A-3: ICAO USOAP expansion A-3: ICAO USOAP expansion ë Preliminary activities in HQ â Development of audit protocols, training material, handbook, and others ë What and how to audit? ë Yardstick for measuring/benchmarking â Annex 14 implementation and compliance with other relevant ICAO Annexes ë Hence the need for certifying aerodromes ë Any questions/comments

11 11 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 Certification of aerodromes B: The Tools B-1: Amendment 4 to Annex 14, Volume I - ë Adopted by the Council in March 2001 and became applicable from 1 November ë Its development - coverage of other relevant Annexes for certifying airports ë Protection of visual and non-visual navaids sites ë Co-ordination with other service providers and agencies for a seamless safe operating environment

12 Certification of aerodromes B: The Tools Certification of aerodromes B: The Tools B 1 (Cont): Amendment 4 to Annex 14, Volume I; New Section 1.3 ë Aerodromes open to public use to be certified as per Annex 14, Vol. I and other relevant Annexes ë From 27 Nov. 2003, aerodromes used for international operations to be certified (Std) ë States’ regulatory framework to establish the criteria for certification (Std) ë Submission of an aerodrome manual as part of the application;Certified aerodromes to have an SMS ë From 24 Nov. 2005, SMS shall be in operation.

13 13 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 B-2: Guidance material in Doc Manual on certification of aerodromes Contents ë Introduction ë Aerodrome certification regulatory system ë Model regulations ë Certification procedure ë Regulatory authority ë Details to be included in an aerodrome manual ë Safety management system ë Sample forms

14 14 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 B-2: Guidance material in Doc Manual on certification of aerodromes Aerodrome certification regulatory system: ë Prerequisites – legislation and organization ë Basic aviation law – authorize establishment of the CAA; adoption of regulations, empower DGCA to issue, transfer, refuse or cancel certificates etc. ë Main elements of regulations – certification criteria, procedure, safety audits, sanctions for violations ë Implementation – adequate budget; CAA staffing and training.

15 15 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 B-2: Guidance material in Doc Manual on certification of aerodromes Model regulations: ë General explanation of the intent of certification ë Submission of application & aerodrome manual ë Assessing applicant’s capability and adequacy of the airport infrastructure ë Aerodrome operator’s obligations ë Validity of a certificate ë Endorsement of conditions of operation ë Surrender/transfer/revocation of certificate ë Exemptions, if any

16 16 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 B-2: Guidance material in Doc Manual on certification of aerodromes Aerodrome certification procedure: ë Certification procedure to ensure full compliance with the State regulations ë The Process – assessment of applicant’s capability, the adequacy of the facilities and services by on-site inspection and verification by qualified inspectors, acceptance/approval of the aerodrome manual submitted by the applicant ë Issue/transfer/revoke the certificate as appropriate ë Notification of the aerodrome’s certified status in the AIP

17 17 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 B-2: Guidance material in Doc Manual on certification of aerodromes Main components of an Aerodrome Manual are: ë A General Section explaining the purpose and scope of the manual ë Administrative details of the operator ë Information on aerodrome facilities ë Information on aerodrome services ë Aerodrome operating plans, procedures and safety measures ë Safety Management systems

18 18 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 B-2: Guidance material in Doc Manual on certification of aerodromes General Section to include: ë A copy of the aerodrome certificate ë The signature page to authenticate the information submitted in the manual ë A foreword explaining the contents briefly ë Amendment monitoring and recording page and ë The Table of Contents

19 19 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 B-2: Guidance material in Doc Manual on certification of aerodromes Administrative details to include: ë Name(s) of the aerodrome owner and operator ë The operating conditions (day only or night also, VFR/IFR) ë Critical aircraft operating ë Airport operations e.g. utilisation of primary RWY, SIRO, helicopter activity etc. ë Operating limitations, if any, such as noise abatement procedures, flight restrictions over certain areas etc.

20 20 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 B-2: Guidance material in Doc Manual on certification of aerodromes Information on Aerodrome facilities to include: ë Physical characteristics of each RWY, TWY and apron individually including geographical co-ordinates, ACN/PCN values etc. ë Visual aids available at the aerodrome including wind direction indicators, airfield marking and lighting ë Obstacles limitation surfaces ë Non-visual Navaids

21 21 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 B-2: Guidance material in Doc Manual on certification of aerodromes Information on aerodrome services to include: ë Aerodrome rescue and fire fighting services ë Aerodrome emergency plan ë Procedures for movement area maintenance ë Procedures for maintenance of visual aids ë Apron management and safety aspects including airside vehicle movement control

22 22 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 B-2: Guidance material in Doc Manual on certification of aerodromes Aerodrome services (contd): ë Bird strike and wild life hazard reduction, control and management ë Obstacle control on or in the vicinity ë Disabled aircraft removal plan and procedure ë Protection of radar and navaids sites ë Pavement surface friction measurement, and rubber deposit removal ë Low visibility operations - RVR measurement and reporting

23 23 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 B-2: Guidance material in Doc Manual on certification of aerodromes Aerodrome operating plans and procedures: ë Handling of dangerous goods and hazardous materials ë Movement area access and control ë Airside inspections ë Foreign object damage (FOD) control ë Apron operational safety ë Aerodrome works safety ë Procedures for liaison with other service providers (ATS, AVSEC, MET etc.)

24 24 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 B-2: Guidance material in Doc Manual on certification of aerodromes Safety Management System (SMS): ë What is SMS? - A system for managing safety as part of the overall management objective and policy ë Why SMS? - To regulate airport operations and improve safety levels, esp in areas not covered by applicable ICAO or national standards and regulations ë How? - Existence of comprehensive technical Standards/specifications, those for SMS, their implementation and maintenance at all times

25 25 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 B-2: Guidance material in Doc Manual on certification of aerodromes Main elements of Safety Management System: ë Safety policy statement including the safety management approach and objectives ë Safety management strategies, its achievement, assurance and promotion ë Systems and procedures in place to control and manage safety of operations ë Safety audits and other means of measuring performance against established goals

26 26 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 B-2: Guidance material in Doc Manual on certification of aerodromes Safety management approach, objectives and strategy: ë Management commitment and encouragement towards a positive safety culture ë Responsibility and technical competence of key officials, priorities, compliance with applicable specifications and standards ë Establishing a safety reporting system ë Safety orientation and recurrent training ë Emergency response planning

27 27 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 B-2: Guidance material in Doc Manual on certification of aerodromes Development process: ë Validation of the contents of the manual thru’ consultation with ACI and the Task Force; ë Consultation with ROs; ë ANC adhoc WG’s review and comments; ë FAQs. How can we improve it?

28 28 ICAO Safety Initiative 1st CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, May 2002 First CAR/SAM Workshop on Certification of Aerodromes, May 2002 Any further questions? THANK YOU!


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