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aircraft maintenance manual aircraft ground handling Ensuring Aircraft Ground Handling Safety Aircraft ground handling​ are a critical aspect of any airline’s process workflow. They involve a framework of tasks and duties that cater to the readiness of the Aircraft to be airborne between flights. Most airlines subcontract Ground Handling to a professional agency or another Airline as depicted in an IATA report. In an era where aviation is fast commercialising, the safety hazards caused in the process of Aircraft Handling are also surging. FSF has reported that these safety vulnerabilities cause damages worth $10 billion annually. Therefore, there is an apparent need to curb Ground Handling related incidents. Key Issues ● ● ● ●

Reorganization of the safety culture Centralization of the safety management system Turnaround of supervision on safety Development and effacement of prerequisites to improve safety

These issues go a long way in creating trouble in the supply chain. In order to overcome these issues, you have to work in tandem with safety authorities. In order to resolve these issues, we have made a point-by-point procedure that can be followed. This procedure covers all major approaches and systems you can integrate to improve safety. 1. Risk Identification and Assessment

To identify the existing risks during ground handling, the ground handling process is reviewed and mapped. The primary purpose is to establish an overview of various actors and their interfaces during the ground handling process. It also provides an indication of their interdependency in terms of time. The overview of actors and interfaces is used as the basis for the data analysis. In a typical analysis report, the following actors are identified. ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Operator - Airline Airport Ground Handling Organization Fuel Provider Maintenance Catering Cleaning Toilet Service Potable Water Service

All these actors have a number of data points attached to them. The analysis of these data points creates a clear report highlighting where exactly the vulnerabilities exist and how they can be fixed. 2. Strategizing Safety Improvements Once the vulnerabilities have been caught, they are worked upon in a number of ways. The best way is to create an ​aircraft maintenance manual​, which serves as the foundation for all the safety procedures the airline intends to take. The key actors in the supply chain with the most reported cases of safety incidents are captured and worked upon. A team of safety professionals is employed to fix each vulnerability within regulatory guidelines.

IATA has a framework for Ground Handling that can be referred to while mending the current vulnerabilities in the systems so that they can meet compliance needs easily. 3. Service Provider Support As most of the aviation businesses hire service providers for Ground Handling Services, it’s a wise step to bring an external provider. They can carry out the process of strategizing the improvements and implementing them diligently. An external provider or agency reduces the pressure on in-house resources and helps in maintaining the functioning of daily processes with ease. Being an aviation business, it can be cumbersome to allocate a special team for ramping up the safety processes. Hence, an external and dedicated team can save the day for you.

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