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Hoofddorp, Netherlands

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Training courses

Fast Track Programme EU Ramp Inspection (SAFA), Dangerous Goods

Introduction

This course includes a EU Ramp Inspection Programme Initial Theoretical training and the Practical training. Also the Dangerous Goods Training.

The EU Ramp Inspection Programme is a mandatory safety program within the European Union (EU). All the other non-EU Member States (ECAC and non-ECAC) that have working arrangements with the Agency are performing EU Ramp Inspections on foreign operators. In order to be able to perform EU Ramp Inspections, the inspector must have followed, amongst other requirements, initial EU Ramp Inspection Programme theoretical and practical training.

The main standards used, as a reference for the EU Ramp Inspector, are published in the ICAO Annexes (mainly 1, 6, and 8 for SAFA (foreign) inspection and EU/EASA regulation for SACA (community) inspection).

Significant increases in the volume of air travel over the last 2 decades or so have made it more of a burden for many States to oversee their airlines compliance with the Chicago Convention. To maintain confidence in the system, and to protect the interest of the European citizens who may be living in the vicinity of airports or travelling onboard a third-country aircraft, the Community identified the need to effectively enforce international (SAFA) and European (SACA) safety standards within the Community.

This is done through the execution of ramp inspections on third-country aircraft and community aircraft landing at the airports located in the Member States.

After Initial EU Ramp Inspection Programme training, the delegate will

• have undergone all of the mandatory EU training requirements, • know the basic EU & ICAO regulation, • have been trained in the specifics of the inspection items and inspection techniques, and • be aware of the correct procedure.

 

The Dangerous Goods practical case study application course for RAMP INSPECTORS, to fulfill their duties and responsibilities in relation to this part of Ramp inspections. The course may also be beneficial for NAA managers supervising these activities.

Directive 2008/49/EC specifically requires: “candidates for qualification as SAFA inspector possess the necessary aeronautical education and/or practical knowledge relevant to their area of inspection”. These areas include special Dangerous Goods inspection items.

The objective of the training course is to present a comprehensive practical case study on the relevant DG subjects contained within the EU Ramp Inspection Programme. The one-day Ramp Inspector DG Course is a supplement to the 4-day EU Ramp inspectors course and presents alone a practical case study for all the necessary items related to Dangerous Goods inspection within the EU Ramp Inspection programme.
The case study gives an overview of Dangerous Goods (DG). What it is, what are the related requirements, what is the overall process and who is involved in the transportation of DG. After this general overview, the class will be divided into real Ramp inspection teams and these teams will handle the case by fulfilling practical and technical inspection items in a practical “live” class facility with dangerous goods presented ready for carriage in an aeroplane. All of the case study elements are presented from the perspective of the Ramp inspector and addresses the applicable ICAO regulations, the inspection procedures including what to look for, where to inspect, and appropriate actions to take in the event of non-compliance.

 

Course Content

The following subjects will be addressed, as per EASA AMC1 ARO.RAMP.115(b)(2)(i) Qualification of Ramp Inspectors:

• MODULE (GEN) – GENERAL OVERVIEW

  • Overview of the Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft
  • The EU Ramp Inspection Programme’s Legal Framework
  • The ICAO Framework
  • Safety Assessment Technical Aspects – Overview
  • Ramp Inspection centralized Database – Hands on Training

• MODULE (A) - RAMP INSPECTION ITEMS (A) – Flight Crew Compartment
• MODULE (B) - RAMP INSPECTION ITEMS (B) – Cabin Safety
• MODULE (C) - RAMP INSPECTION ITEMS (C) – Aircraft Condition
• MODULE (D) - RAMP INSPECTION ITEMS (D) – Cargo
• E1 - General

The 1-day Practical training will take place at the KLM technical facilities located at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. A wide body aircraft will be available for the purpose of the mandatory practical training. As much as possible check- items, discussed during the theoretical part of the I&P training, will be demonstrated at the aircraft.

By following the Dangerous Goods practical case study, the participant will understand all elements from the KEY 10 IATA/ICAO training and he/she will know how to inspect these items in daily practice. To this end, the training course will present:

  • History of the regulations (ICAO Annex 18, Technical Instruction 9284, IATA DG manual) and general philosophy;
  • List of Dangerous Goods;
  • Specific responsibilities of airline operators (incl. training);
  • Acceptance and storage, inspection markings, labeling and marking;
  • Inspection documentation (i.e. shipper's declaration, NITOPIC/NOTOC/NOTAC, emergency schedules);
  • Storage and Loading Procedures;
  • Pilots’ notification;
  • Provisions for passengers and crew;
  • Inspection for damage or leakage;
  • Loading restrictions - Cabin and general (segregation, CAO labeled cargo);
  • Securing cargo;
  • Common SAFA Dangerous Goods findings;
  • SAFA DG inspection methodology  

Learning Objectives

After completion of the EU Ramp Inspection Programme Inspectors Initial Theoretical and Practical course, the first part of the inspector training to become an EU recognized EU Ramp Inspector is completed.

Once qualified, EU Ramp Inspectors can participate in the EU Ramp Inspectors exchange programme.

The objective of the Dangerous Practical case study is to present a comprehensive practical case study on the relevant DG subjects contained within the EU Ramp Inspection Programme. The one-day Ramp Inspector DG Course is a supplement to the 4-day EU Ramp inspectors course and presents alone a practical case study for all the necessary items related to Dangerous Goods inspection within the EU Ramp Inspection programme.
The case study gives an overview of Dangerous Goods (DG). What it is, what are the related requirements, what is the overall process and who is involved in the transportation of DG. After this general overview, the class will be divided into real Ramp inspection teams and these teams will handle the case by fulfilling practical and technical inspection items in a practical “live” class facility with dangerous goods presented ready for carriage in an aeroplane. All of the case study elements are presented from the perspective of the Ramp inspector and addresses the applicable ICAO regulations, the inspection procedures including what to look for, where to inspect, and appropriate actions to take in the event of non-compliance.

Who should take this course

The course is initially targeted at CAA inspectors and inspectors from Agencies acting on behalf of NAAs, involved in Operational, Dangerous Goods, Cabin and/or Airworthiness items, however, other parties interested in attending are welcome.

Pre-requisites

EU Ramp Inspectors should ideally be experienced CAA inspectors in the area of Flight operations (Pilot or Flight engineer), Airworthiness (Aircraft Mechanic or Flight engineer), Ground handling, Cabin Safety aspects.

Reference Part-ARO AMC-GM-Issue 3 (Annex to Decision 2014/025/R).

A general understanding about the SAFA inspection methodology and a working knowledge of the basic DG requirements would be advantageous. During the training course all these elements will be addressed in detail.

 

Duration

5  days, starting at 9:00 hrs. and finishing at approximately 17:00 hrs.