ASO321 - Airside Operations

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Subject Title
Airside Operations

Subject Description
Management of a FBO (Fixed Base Operator) and Airport Authority are studied.
In this course, students will also learn the protocols and functions of working on the ramp, including fuelling, moving aircraft, de-icing, marshaling and operating ground vehicles.

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Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the Directives of the Airside Vehicle Operations (AVOP) Test and successfully pass it with the knowledge of safely manoeuvring vehicles airside.
  2.  Understand the duties, responsibilities and functions of a Fixed Based Operator (FBO) and an Airport Authority along with communications with the control tower.
  3. Comprehend the difference in Fuels; enhance their knowledge base on how to perform quality control checks on fuel and fuel trucks.
  4. Successfully manage the Fuel Farm and understand the consequences of Misfuelling.
  5. Understand the acceptance and delivery of Jet A1 and 100LL fuels at the fuel farm
  6. Understand the Wildlife control plan at the Airport.
  7. Safely operate the GSE for the movement of large aircrafts i.e. PC-12, Falcon 7X, Falcon 50, Citation Excel.
  8. Understand how to supervise and delegate personnel for various ramp duties based on training levels.
  9. Comprehend an airports Snow removal plan and understand how winter equipment is operated in a safe and efficient manner.
  10. Understand de-icing of aircraft and its effects on Flight Operations.

Essential Employability Skills
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Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

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