British Columbia Institute of


AVAO 3320 - Airport Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Airport Operations Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

This course will develop understanding of the relationship of effective safety programs and successful aviation operations with a focus on accident prevention and the associated concepts of risk management. Topics will include aviation safety programs, reporting systems, audits, accident/ incident investigation techniques, and a review of Canadian Aviation Regulations related to Emergency planning and response.





Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 41208

Tue Oct 02 - Thu Dec 06 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 02 - Dec 06 Tue/Thu 18:00 - 21:00 ATC



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Course Instructor: Mike Prosser To run the course, 8 students are required to register. If there are not enough individuals registered, the course will be canceled one week prior to the start date. For all inquiries regarding this course, please contact Tina Johal, Program Assistant for Aviation Operations. Tina can be reached at 604.419.3753 or via email at

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Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 84324

Tue Jan 08 - Thu Mar 14 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 14 Tue/Thu 18:00 - 21:00 ATC



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. The Instructor for this course is Mike Prosser. Should you have any questions/concerns, please contact Tina Johal, Program Assistant for Aviation Operations at 604.419.3753 or via email at

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe and define the six elements of a Safety Management System (SMS) culture.
  • Explain the concept of assessing and managing acceptabele levels of risk.
  • Assess risk within the context of a Safety Management System.
  • Describe the typical policies and procedures of an Airport Safety Action Program (ASAP).
  • Identify the components and procedures for conducting regular airside safety inspections.
  • Describe the medical facilities and services appropriate for a given airport.
  • Describe how to safely approach and enter an aircraft when under emergency conditions.
  • Describe all the roles, responsibilities and actions of each emergency response agency for ditching, crash on and off airport, hazardous material spills, aircraft and structural fires, high jacking, security breach, bomb threats or sabotage to facilities or aircraft.
  • Describe the structure and format of an Airport Emergency Response Plan (AERP).
  • Research and develop and AERP outline.
  • Explain how to comply with Canadian Aviation Regulations, subpart 302,303, and 308.
  • Outline an aircraft removal plan including associated equipment and processes.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2007

Related Programs

AVAO 3320 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Airport Operations
    Part-time   Associate Certificate


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