General Information


The International Aviation Snow Academy (previously called Basic Snow Academy)
The International Aviation Snow Academy course educates airport employees, including snowplow and airport equipment operators, on how to utilize best practices while performing snow and ice control measures on airports during winter operations.

The curriculum includes...

  • Airport Winter Safety and Operation Advisory Circular
  • Material Resource Applications
  • Communication Module
  • Current Equipment Designs
  • Weather Forecasting
  • Human Resource Factors
  • Current Regulatory Requirements
  • SMS during Winter Operations
  • Aircraft Deicing

Individuals must graduate from the International Aviation Snow Academy before moving on to the more advanced International Aviation Snow Management Academy.

The next International Aviation Snow Academy will be held in Buffalo, New York, NY, April 25-26, 2020. Register or view agenda information.


The International Aviation Snow Management Academy** (previously called Advanced Snow Academy)
The International Aviation Snow Management Academy 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
  • materials and equipment that save time and money
  • inspiring your crew to peak performance
  • understanding FAR Part 139

Participants in the International Aviation Snow Management Academy curriculum must take a final exam that includes the development of...

  • snow and ice control plan
  • fleet of equipment and staffing
  • winter event cost analysis

** Prerequisites: International Aviation Snow Academy completion is required for all candidates registering for the International Aviation Snow Management Academy.

The next International Aviation Snow Management Academy will be held in Buffalo, New York, NY, April 25-26, 2020. Register or view agenda information.