In a partnership lasting more than 20 years, the AAAE and the FAA have offered baseline and recurrent training for airport industry professionals overseeing the operations of airports and military airfields of all sizes. During this period, over 10,000 public-use, DOD/military, maintenance and safety personnel have attended these schools. Broken up between Basic ASOS and Advanced ASOS, the subject matter of the schools is structured to allow attendees to receive a solid overview of 14 CFR Part 139 requirements, apply knowledge learned through practical case studies and provide an opportunity to discuss possible revisions or updates to federal guidelines that affect the way airports comply with the regulations.
The primary goal of these ASOS Schools is to increase the knowledge and understanding of the airport and military personnel who, on a day-to-day basis, play a major role in ensuring that your airport operates safely and meets the requirements of Part 139. Although ASOS Schools are voluntary, the FAA Airport Certification Safety Inspectors recognize the intrinsic value of these schools and accept them as one of the many forms of complying with some training requirements in Part 139. ASOS Schools also give an opportunity for airport personnel to learn what changes are in effect, address issues on complying with self-inspection programs, and the role of the Airport Certification Safety Inspector.