Course Detail: MGM-3100 - Airport Operational Safety and Certification [MGM 3100]

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's (ERAU) Airport Operational Safety and Certification course provides a review and analysis of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) for aerodrome/airport certification and Member State compliance. Operational safety standards, issues, and risk criteria for airports are also addressed. Specific topics include Airport Safety Manuals, safety self-inspections, runway safety, ramp safety, Airport Rescue firefighting (ARFF), wildlife management, and aerodrome/airport Safety Management Systems. Exemplars of US and other national regulations, advisory guidance, and best practices are incorporated. Application is specific to airport planning and design and airport operational risk management.

This course can be taken individually or toward satisfaction of Embry-Riddle's Airport Risk Management and Safety professional education certificate requirements.

Who Should Attend

Since safety affects every individual and department, professionals working in various capacities across the aviation industry can benefit from this knowledge, including:

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  • All airport employees involved in safety operations
  • Airport managers
  • Executive managers at airports who have oversight and responsibility for safety functions

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of airport safety and certification, including:

  • Application of airport certification requirements (FAA and ICAO) and the involvement of both oversight agencies and the airport in compliance issues.
  • Application of Airport/Aerodrome Emergency Planning requirements.
  • Analysis of airport index requirements with respect to airport aircraft rescue and firefighting facilities, training, and equipment, as set forth in national and ICAO Annex 14 and ICAO Document 9137.
  • Analysis of the requirement for airport self-inspection and corrective actions, in accordance with applicable regulations and the application to Safety Management Systems.
  • Identification, assessment, and development of mitigation strategies to comply with wildlife management requirements both from the standpoint of protection and control.
  • Identification, evaluation, and development of risk factors associated with runway safety.
  • Assessment of Safety Management Systems applications effectiveness in airport planning and design and/or risk management.

Course Information

This is an online asynchronous instructor facilitated course with weekly modules and assignments, but no scheduled meeting times. Students should plan to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week working through the course. Coursework is web-based with no additional software required, although a reliable internet connection is recommended. All courses open 48 business hours in advance of each start date, and must be completed by their scheduled end dates. Digital certificates are available upon successful completion of individual courses. Printed certificates are mailed only upon completion of a full certificate program.

 Session Detail: W1121-MGM3100-V1

Schedule: November 1, 2021 to December 12, 2021
Times: 12:00am - 11:59pm
Registration Fee : $499.00

Additional Information

Students may only drop a course through the Office of Professional Education without transcript notation or financial penalty during the drop period. All drop requests or session transfer requests require written communication by the student in order to be processed. Due to the short duration of courses, the drop period ends on the fourth business day of each session. Course fees will not be refunded after the conclusion of the drop period unless an exception request is submitted and granted. After the drop period, students can elect to transfer enrollment to a future session of the same course for a 25% administrative fee. For questions regarding course cancellation, drop period, or exemption requests, please contact the Office of Professional Education by email at or by phone at 386.481.9070.


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Katherine Moran

Facility Detail

Worldwide Online
Online Course
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 481-9070