Training & Certification

OPERATIONS & PART 139

Advanced Airport Safety and Operations Specialist (ASOS)

Advanced Schools are tailored for individuals who have either attended an earlier ASOS school, experienced one or more annual FAA Certification Inspections or have at least two years of experience in airport operations. The school has fewer prepared presentations, and more group Part 139 problem-solving exercises so that all attendees can actively participate in the proceedings. Participants are encouraged to discuss best management practices and lessons learned at their airports or from other experiences.

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Advanced Airport Safety and Operations Specialist (ASOS)

Advanced Winter Operations Course

The Advanced Airport Winter Operations Specialist (AAWOS) course is designed to provide airport supervisors, managers, and directors with a stronger knowledge of how to operate safe, efficient, and successful winter operations that meet regulatory and fiscal requirements of a FAR Part 139 certificated airport including regulations that enhance airfield safety, cost saving measures, developing employee performance, and understanding Far Part 139. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Advanced Winter Operations Course

Airport 101 Virtual Training

Airport 101 is tailored to new airport professionals and incoming public officials to enhance the individual’s understanding of the aviation story, industry leaders, airport management issues, current challenges faced by industry leaders and strategies for implementing sensible strategic plans or goals. It is designed to present new airport board members or commissioners, senior and mid-level airport executives, and entry level with a substantive and thoughtful review of the airport industry. This course also gives a capstone summary of the airport management environment from A-Z. Offered as Live Virtual Training. Click Learn More for the current Training Calendar.

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Airport 101 Virtual Training

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airfield Lighting Maintenance

This program is designed to provide detailed electrical theory and proven maintenance techniques, while educating and challenging airport personnel with airfield lighting maintenance responsibilities, to improve the reliability of airport lighting and visual aid systems that are vital to aircraft safety on the airport surfaces. Offered as Self-Study and Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airfield Lighting Maintenance

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airfield Operations

The Operations program is a Part 139-based curriculum designed to educate and challenge airport personnel with airfield operations responsibilities or anyone interested in a related career. Offered as Self-Study, Live Virtual Training, On Demand and Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airfield Operations

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airfield Operations Review Course

This three day program is comprehensive review of the ACE Operations modules in preparation for the 100 multiple choice examination on the last day of the course. The course curriculum is a Part 139-based curriculum designed to educate and challenge airport personnel with airfield responsibilities or anyone interested in a related career. This interactive course is comprised of professionally developed material based on Part 139 requirements and is delivered through several methods: lectures, case studies, and videos. The course materials have been reviewed by FAA and senior operations personnel at large and small hub airports around the country. ACE Airfield Operations covers universally applicable airfield information, as well as operational regulations and procedures specific to your airfield. Offered as Live Classroom Training

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airfield Operations Review Course

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airfield Operations Virtual Training

Review the essential elements needed to attain the highly-regarded ACE designation by participating in the ACE Airfield Operations virtual training. The FAR Part 139-based curriculum will educate and challenge airport personnel with airfield operations responsibilities or anyone interested in a related career. Offered as Live Virtual Training. Visit the Training Calendar for upcoming dates.

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airfield Operations Virtual Training

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Lighting Maintenance Virtual Training

This course is designed to provide detailed electrical theory and proven maintenance techniques while educating and challenging airport personnel with airfield lighting maintenance responsibilities. Distinguish yourself within your field by earning this prestigious, unique certification. Receive the best possible education on safety and efficiently operating and maintaining your airfield's lighting systems by becoming an ACE today!

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Lighting Maintenance Virtual Training

Airport Security for Airport Operations

This course will provide airport operations personnel, security and law enforcement officers with a comprehensive training in the transportation security regulations and security self-inspection techniques necessary to ensure the airport is fulfilling the requirements of the Airport Security Program (ASP). Offered as Live Virtual Training and Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Security for Airport Operations

Airport Wildlife

This training program provides important information on the impacts of birds and other wildlife on aircraft operations and will also address management and control programs that are required to mitigate this potentially catastrophic issue. The latest information on strike trends, legal issues, community planning and new technology will assist both the decision makers and technical staff in reducing the potential hazard at airports. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Wildlife

Basic Airport Safety and Operations Specialist (ASOS) School

If you oversee the operations of airports and military airfields, then this virtual training is for you! Get a solid overview of 14 CFR Part 139 requirements and better understand the federal guidelines that affect the way your airport complies with regulations. The Basic ASOS sessions are designed for individuals who are relatively new to airport operations, or have not attended a Basic ASOS before and are currently working in airport management, planning or operations. Join us for a five-session series live. If you cannot attend some or all sessions, you will receive the session recordings and can view them for 90 days after the series concludes! Offered as Live Virtual and On Demand Training.

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Basic Airport Safety and Operations Specialist (ASOS) School

Basic Winter Operations Course

This is the first and only course that will challenge airport personnel with Winter Operations responsibilities by providing hands on interactive training and basic knowledge of safe winter operations of a FAR Part 139 certificated and non certificated airport. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Basic Winter Operations Course

Certified Member (C.M.) Program

Becoming a Certified Member (C.M.) is a great way to show employers your dedication to your airport career. The program is open to AAAE and IAAE members. Certified Member is a useful credential when seeking knowledge, upward mobility or employment within the airport management profession and for consultants who interact with airport professionals. Offered as Self-Study, Virtual Training, On Demand and Live Classroom Training.

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Certified Member (C.M.) Program

Civilian/Military Airport Connection (CMAC)

Helps separating military personnel and new veterans acclimate from managing military airfields to the dynamic and complex commercial-use airport environment. Offered as Live Virtual and Live Classroom Training.

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Civilian/Military Airport Connection (CMAC)

Digicast

For more than a decade, the Digicast video training system has been providing thousands of airport employees with on-demand video training on every aspect needed to run an airport: operations, maintenance, security, customer service, human resources, Part 139 required training and more. Digicast programming is accessible online via any Web-enabled device. In addition to first-class training, Digicast also provides informative, thought-provoking content and insight, including exclusive content like Airport Magazine Roundtables. Offered as On Demand Training.

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Digicast

Ground Operator Safety Training

The Ground Operator Safety Training was developed specifically to provide supervisors and operations managers a better understanding of FAR Part 139 and airport safety. This program mixes presentations with interactive case studies that will help the student apply the knowledge they currently possess, plus what they learn in the classroom. This course provides students with a better understanding of the airport operation and ensuring the terminal, ramp, and other secured areas are run safely and efficiently. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Ground Operator Safety Training

Incident Report Writing Workshop

Incident report writing is a critical skill to have as an airport operations officer, a security officer, a police officer or anyone handling a crisis or emergency at the airport. Incident reports form the basis for a narrative of what occurred during a particular event. Many of these reports, such as aircraft accident or incident reports, and wildlife strike database reports, must be formally filed per the aviation industry requirements. Along with your incident reports, your incident scene investigation and interview notes and logbook entries become documents that can be subpoenaed in court. In addition, you may asked to give testimony soon after the event, or possibly years later. The only frame of reference you have to prepare will be what you put into your report.

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Incident Report Writing Workshop

Interactive Employee Training

AAAE’s Interactive Employee Training and Learning Suite (IET-LS) provides engaging, high quality training content to airports and aviation firms. Courses may be hosted through our web-based Learning Suite to track and report training results or content may be produced for an organization’s existing LMS. Offered as On Demand Training.

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Interactive Employee Training

International Aerodrome Certified Employee

The 7.5-hour IACE online training focuses on the requirements for Aerodrome Operations, the Standards and Recommended Practices under ICAO Annex 14 with an emphasis on key operations and safety issues. Offered as On Demand Training.

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International Aerodrome Certified Employee

Recurrent Part 139.319 Airport Familiarization

To support rapid response, ARFF personnel need to be familiar with all parts of the airport and the area immediately surrounding the airport. Training should include familiarization with critical locations under a variety of weather conditions, operating conditions, and at minimum, may include studying maps of the airport and the surrounding area. The topics reviewed in Part 1 are: types and classifications of airports, airport traffic patterns, runways and taxiways, safety areas, airport markings, signs and lighting, airport design, grid maps and airport topography. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Recurrent Part 139.319 Airport Familiarization

Winter Operations

This curriculum is designed to provide Airport Operators guidance to implement a well-rounded approach to their winter operations training needs.

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Winter Operations

Working with Airport Lighting Systems

This training provides fundamental knowledge that anyone working with airport lighting systems must know to keep themselves and their airport safe. Photometric, electrical, and mechanical maintenance issues are presented as well as FAA EB 83A requirements and considerations, along with other precautions you should be aware of to keep you safe. Examine the basic systems and the critical safety visual signals provided to the pilot and important preventative maintenance practices required.

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Working with Airport Lighting Systems