The successful application of regulations concerning the transport of dangerous goods is greatly dependant on the appreciation by all individuals concerned of the risks. This is achieved by properly planned and maintained initial and recurrent training of programmes for all persons concerned in the transport of dangerous goods. The following categories of Initial and Recurrent Dangerous Goods training is available at the academy:
Staff of Freight forwarders involved in the handling, storage and loading of cargo, mail or stores
Operator's and ground handling agent's staff accepting cargo, mail or stores (other than dangerous goods)
Flight Crew Members and Load Planners
Crew Members (other than flight crew members)
Security Staff who deal with the screening of passengers and their baggage and cargo, mail or stores
Crew Resource Management (Pilot Recurrent, Cabin Crew Initial and Recurrent)
CRM Training encompasses a wide range of knowledge, skills and attitudes including communications, situational awareness, problem solving, decision making and team work; together with all the attendant sub-disciplines which each of these areas entails. CRM can be defined as a management system which makes optimum use of all available resources - equipment, procedures and people - to promote safety and enhance the efficiency of flight operations.
Aviation Medicine is a medical specialty which combines aspects of preventive, occupational, environmental and clinical medicine with the physiology and psychology of man in flight. It is concerned with the health and safety of those who fly; both crew and passengers; as well as the selection and performance of those who hold aviation licenses.
Ditching and Survival
Are you prepared for an aircraft ditching? Can you survive in the water?
Survival at sea is a very much dependant on the knowledge of the use of slide rafts and/or life rafts.
You may survive the impact, but the lack of effective training, coupled with fear and panic may be the very reason why some people may drown. The Academy course covers Prepared and Unprepared ditching training, raft management and tips that could affect survivability.
"A chain is as strong as its weakest link"
All role players on the Aviation security chain must work together to ensure that the successful implementation of Aviation Security. The first priority of any crew will be the safety of the aircraft and its passengers.
Aircrews are required to be familiar with Aviation Security, its airline policies and procedures and the governmental procedures to be used in the prevention of act of unlawful interference, and to be trained to handle such situations effectively.
The Academy of Aviation program includes the following:
Security of the aircraft
Management of security incidents
Flight crew responsibilities
An inflight fire is extremely hazardous and constitutes a serious and complicated emergency.
It cannot be over emphasised how rapidly a fire can spread, and for this reason, time is critical and the aircrew must be knowledgeable about the aircraft systems and how to deal with the situation promptly.
At the end of the programme, flight crew members will have a working knowledge of the theory of fire and fire fighting procedures to control and extinguish fires on board an aircraft.
They will also have an extensive knowledge of the following regarding onboard fires:
SEPT (Safety and Emergency Procedure Training)
This one day recurrent course includes the following:
Roles and responsibilities
English Language Proficiency
ICAO has specified English Language Proficiency Requirements, and mandated that these requirements shall be effective from 5 March 2008. There are six levels of proficiency in the requirement (refer to Appendix 1 of ICAO Annex 1)
In accordance with the requirements, Pilots and Air Traffic Services Personnel shall demonstrate a minimum proficiency of at least Operational Level '4' of both ICAO Standard Phraseology and plain language, to be issued with or to maintain their respective licences.
The requirements further indicate that Pilots and Air Traffic Services Personnel who have not been rated at Level 6 proficiency shall be tested for English Language Proficiency at regular intervals to ensure that they remain proficient at the required level.