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Civil Aviation Publication (CAP) 790 "Requirement for an Airside Driving Permit (ADP) Scheme" was published on the 29th February 2012.
CAP 790 sets out the requirement for an Airside Driving Permit (ADP) Scheme and provides guidance as to how that scheme should be managed.
The ADT can be used to satisfy the course content guidance material for airside driver training outlined in CAP 790 Appendix B under the following headings:
- 'M' permit (Manoeuvring Area excluding Runways)
- 'R' permit (Manoeuvring Area including Runways)
- Radiotelephony (RTF).
Practical competency-based training and assessment can be achieved using the ADT for 'M' and 'R' permit holders using simulated scenarios covering: pushback procedures, towing, runway access, RTF, airfield topography, emergency procedures and general airside driving.
In addition to the above, the ADT can assist with training and assessment for 'A' permits (Airside Roads and Aprons); for example, airport topography, airside traffic rules (including speed limits), hazards and emergency procedures.
CAP 790 includes 'Maintenance of Competence' guidelines, requiring airport owners to establish systems that ensure 'M' and 'R' permit drivers maintain their competence in driving rules, duties and procedures. Airport authorities may delegate this function to third party training providers, vehicle operators or other organisations.
The ADT facilitates recording of trainee performance, and provides a suitable audit trail for airport owners to check training records and driver assessments.
See the following links:
1. UK CAA CAP 790 (PDF)
2. UK CAA CAP 790 - 2nd Consultation Comment Response Document (PDF)
ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) "Manual on the Prevention of Runway Incursions". Doc 9870 AN/463 2007.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) defines a Runway Incursion as: 'Any occurrence at an aerodrome involving the incorrect presence of an aircraft, vehicle or person on the protected area of a surface designated for the landing and take off of aircraft'.
See Document 9870 PDF from ICAO Website.
US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular (AC): 150/5210-20 (March 2008) "Ground Vehicle Operations on Airports".
US FAA AC: 150/5210-18A (Sept 2008) "Systems for Interactive Training of Airport Personnel".
See US FAA Website Regulatory & Guidance Library (RGL)
The FAA proposes to amend the airport certification standards in Part 139 and has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to this effect. This action would establish minimum standards for training of personnel who access the airport non-movement area (ramp and apron) to help prevent accidents and incidents in that area.
See Safety Enhancements Part 139 (Certification of Airports) Feb 2011 NPRM.
EUROCONTROL: "The European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions" has recently been updated to edition 2 (EAPPRI 2).
Runway incursions remain a significant safety risk to aviation, and the number of reports is rising. From the reports that have been received, it is shown that there are at least two runway incursions every day in the European region, and accidents continue to take place on runways. Findings from those incident and accident reports have been used to determine the new recommendations contained in EAPPRI 2, which is built upon the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).
EUROCONTROL have also published a portal website containing training material focused on reducing the number of vehicle runway incursions.
See EUROCONTROL Runway Safety Homepage
See EUROCONTROL website for EAPPRI Edition 2.