Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Problems. Topic S06-04. Adapting New Maintenance Hires to the Airport Environment

Airport managers routinely hire facilitities maintenance personnel who are unfamiliar with the airport operating environment and may not be familiar with the specific systems and equipment at the airport. However, many airports have operating similarities and many core systems in common, such as: (1) New hire familiarization to the airport campus and training on aviation safety and security; (2) The need for personnel to operate independently and safely on the Airport Operators Association (AOA); (3) AOA driver training and air traffic control tower communication protocol; and (4) Physical plant systems-perimeter security, airfield pavements and markings, airfield lighting, fire and life safety, utility plant, terminal systems, access roadways and parking. The objective of this report is to compile a list of core training elements needed for newly hired maintenance personnel to raise their knowledge and understanding of the airport campus, operating environment, and critical infrastructure systems. The intended audience for this report is airport managers at smaller airports who would benefit from having a consistent, comprehensive training syllabus for new maintenance hires.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 20110708
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29060

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  • Accession Number: 01463260
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:20PM