Airfield Operations -Advanced

Who this course suitable for

The Advanced level course is aimed at people already working within an airside operations role and looking to consolidate their knowledge and skills, or with a view to advance into a management role. Some existing knowledge and experience is therefore assumed, and the course sessions will not cover basic principles in most areas. (These are provided by the Foundation level course.)

Learning Objectives

The course will enable candidates to build upon the knowledge they already have. It will delve deeper into theory and enhance the skills required in managing everyday airport operations. Ideally, advanced candidates will have already completed the Foundation level, however this is not compulsory, provided that they meet the general entry profile.

Your trainers are mainly from within the M.A.G pool of experts, but there are several specialist subjects for which we invite suitable presenters from relevant organisations within the industry. All have suitable experience and/or qualifications in their field. Presenter’s CVs are supplied to candidates.

Course Content

  • Aerodrome Licensing/Certification
  • Safety Management Systems & Risk Management
  • Airfield Pavement engineering
  • Aerodrome Ground Lighting
  • Aviation Fuel management
  • Runway Friction
  • Safeguarding & Obstacle limitation
  • Runway declared distances
  • Wildlife hazard
  • Air Traffic Control at aerodromes
  • Navigational Aids
  • Apron Management
  • Large Aircraft (Code F)
  • Accident investigation
  • Weather effects, including winter operations, and Low Visibility Procedures
  • Runway safety – Incursion and Excursion prevention.
  • Airside works and development
  • Rescue & Fire Fighting – Incident Zoning
  • Environmental obligations, including noise and track-keeping
  • Aeronautical Information
  • Safety Auditing
  • Ground Handling
  • Human Factors


  • Business Aviation
  • Aerodrome Design & Characteristics

Being held at a busy working airport, and with airside access, the course is able to offer real life experiences to help illustrate some subjects. Candidates own airports may be very different to Manchester so the sessions will consider how priorities may need to vary at airports with a different traffic profile. Indeed, the course welcomes input from candidates and will thrive on open discussion about the application of theories and practices.

There are daily short written tests to assess understanding of the subjects covered up to that point, along with feedback on how well the candidate has performed. There are some subjects where a visit to a local site is required, and one evening session on the airfield. There is an informal course dinner during the first week, the cost of which is included in the fee.

Method of Delivery

Mixed learning methods – Face-to-Face, practical and practical group exercise.


9 Days

Contact Details

Simon Brooks
Business Development Manager
Tel: +44 (0)161 489 5710
Mobile: +44 (0) 7958 876 641