Certificate in Airside Operations


The ACI Certificate in Airside Operations provides participants with a broad understanding of airside operations at an airport.

Participants will develop an understanding of the various components of Airside Operations and how these components interact with each other to form an operational system.

Who should register?

  • Graduates and people looking for a job in the field of airport activities
  • All new employees who require initial airside safety training as part of their induction process
  • All current employees who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills related to airside activities
  • Employees who wish to enhance their advancement opportunities and access management and management positions


On completion of this course participants will be able to:

    • Describe the various components of the Airside including Infrastructure, Facilities and People and understand how these components interact to form an operational system.
    • Explain why airports need a systematic approach to Safety Management and describe the various elements required to implement an effective safety management system at an airport.
    • Explore the various risks and hazard associated with aircraft ground operations at an airport and how they can be effectively managed
    • Describe the major aspects of Airport Emergency Management and how airports prepare and respond to airside emergencies.
    • Understand the importance of Airport Security Management and describe key airport security measures that are in place to protect the airside.
    • Describe the principle environmental impacts associated with airside operations and how these impacts may be successfully managed.
    • Describe Airport Council International’s safety performance indicators and how information sharing and industry collaboration is key to furthering safety.

Course Content

The ACI Certificate in Airside Operations consists of the following seven online modules:

      1. Airside Infrastructure, Facilities and Personnel
      2. Safety Management
      3. Airside Operations
      4. Emergency Management
      5. Airside Security
      6. Airside Operations and the Environment
      7. Industry Safety Performance Indicators


Course info

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 15 Hours
  • Level: Certificate
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$695.00 USD

Course Reviews

What people are saying about this course

Malta International Airport

A very detailed course made up of everything an airside operations employee needs to know before or at the initial stages of his / her work experience. Very well explained, in the necessary detail. I would suggest it to other employees in the same field.

Alexandra Caruana

Compliance Officer

Department of Transportation Philippines

As a National Aviation Security Inspector this course broader my knowledge in the airport operation; the different infrastructure, facilities and the working people on the ground, the safety requirements including the Safety Management System, safety paradigm, the Plans or programmes that needs to develop in order to attain the safety in regards to Airport Excellence.  I am grateful for the opportunity to be enrolled and pass this course. Mabuhay ACI.

Kalayaan Melchora T. Tuyogon

National Aviation Security Auditor, Senior Transportation Regulation Officer (STRO) of the Philippines

Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana

“This is a very informative course which every person working on the Airside should have the opportunity to do. The course should be made easily accessible to airport operators with a view of having their employees familiar with the airside operations and the associated safety requirements.”

Gabriel Geza

Chief Engineer Engineering and Maintenance

Gafsa Ksar International Airport, Tunisia

“Very well structured and well-presented course. An incredible amount of learning which was easy to understand and straight to the point. I would recommend this course to anyone.”

Ghaith Naceur

Airport Safety Assistant Manager

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