Managing the environment, facilities and services at airports, military bases, heliports and other airfields – including the safe arrival, turnaround and departure of aircraft.
An aviation operations manager has accountability for compliance, safety and security within their area, must effectively plan and manage the use of resources and ensure compliance with processes and procedures. They may manage an aviation operation in a variety of contexts, such as a commercial airport, military base / aerodrome, heliport or other airfield. Specialist roles, all focused around the management of aircraft arrival, turnaround and departure, as well as the environment and facilities, require knowledge, skills and behaviors to complete complex aviation tasks and management of others to enable compliance with regulations through a safe, secure and effective aviation operation. Effective communication and decision making across all levels of the organization and with stakeholders across the aviation operation are essential. Aviation operations management comprises six distinct managerial areas within an aviation environment. The aviation operations manager will complete ALL core knowledge, skills and behaviors, along with ONE of the six specialist functions, all of which interlink to form the overall operation.
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