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Virtual Basic Airport Safety & Operations Training


Instructed by: Shawn Sutherland AAE

Shawn Sutherland is a Senior Airport Consultant for the Airports Group, with Tetra Tech Canada Inc. He has more than 40 years of experience in airport management, operations, maintenance, and development. He has worked in all facets of airports including the direct management of six different airports in Canada: Norman Wells, Fort McMurray, Cambridge Bay, Yellowknife, Whitehorse for Transport Canada, and West Kootenay Regional for the City of Castlegar.
He has been responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of airports, staff development and training, business management, planning (including emergency, security and zoning) and control of major capital projects at numerous airports across Canada. He also has six years of experience as the Director of a municipal civic works department, where he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, and development of city facilities and services (roads, parks, sidewalks, street lighting, etc.); water and wastewater
treatment/ distribution and collection systems; as well as the regional airport.


September 11 to 15, 2023  Live, instructor-led virtual format!

To register, complete the Registration Form

 Cart $445 Members Cart  $495 Non-Members 

Course Schedule:
These sessions will be presented from 1 pm to 5 pm (EST) each day via Zoom Meeting.

Course Description:
This Basic Airport Safety & Operations Course is specifically tailored to airport personnel responsible for the day-to-day operations of both commercial and general aviation airports throughout Canada. It is a worthwhile addition to any recurring airport training program. TP 312, airport certification and airside non-regulatory safety and operations issues, featuring Airport Safety and Certification Standards.

Course Outline:
Safety Programs
Safety Tools
Transport Canada – SMS
Workplace Safety
Public Safety

Terminal Operations
Ramp Equipment and Staging
Fuelling Operations
Foreign Object Damage Control
Lightning Warning
Gate Assignment

Airfield Maintenance and Operations
Airside Lighting, Markings and Signage
Nav Canada
Airside Vehicle Operator’s Permit Program
Winter Runway Inspection Reporting
Airside Self-Inspection
Obstacle Limitation & Management
Airside Surfaces Maintenance


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