Advice and Consultancy for Aerodrome Supervisors
Small and Medium Airports.
Many small to medium sized airfields are Council owned, with
Officer-in-Charge (OiC) also having other properties to supervise.
They don't always have an aviation background themselves, and this can make
it hard to weight up all the factors that need to be taken into account for
-- Can we close the cross runway and free up the land
for other uses? (Usually yes).
-- Where should a new hangar be sited?
(Where it won't infringe Aviation Authority specified runway side clearances)
Equestian Club wants the airport closed during their event... is
this a reasonable request? (No)
-- What Compliance and Risk Managament
obligations do I have? (Many, both general and aviation specific)
-- Can we outsource the
management of the airfield? (Yes, see 'Virtual Airport Manager' below)
Aimm senior staff are experienced
Airport Operators themselves, and have the benefit of seeing the results of
many such decisions at Aimm Client Airports. They are happy to be phoned
for advice, which can take the form of a five minute chat at no
charge, or a full paid consultancy with written report. Often
just having someone to 'bounce ideas off' is all it needs for the best
course of action to become clear.
Aimm has some very large Airports using its system, and these are well
served by organisations running large Consultancies for Airports, to advise on
Development and Planning. Similarly for the specialised field of Acoustic Consultants.
In these cases Aimm is usually engaged by the Consultant to provide the
accurate data they need, and Aimm will then report to the consultant rather than
Consultants find Aimm's data useful in giving them the accurate facts on
which to make recommendations
'Virtual Airport Manager' for Small Airfields and Airports.
- A Council Properties Officer will already be very familiar with
arranging normal maintenance on a property, and reporting on whether targets
have been met or not.
- An airfield will be a little
more difficult when discussing the siteing of new hangars and visiting
aircraft parking, as there are specific regulations for clearances.
And, unless the supervising Council officer has a strong aviation
background, they will find it quite difficult to:
- Issue Notams
(Notices to Airmen),
- Make changes to the AIP (the Circuit and
- File 'Part 139' compliance data with the
- Handle noise complaints with a full understanding
of rights and obligations,
- Investigate Aviation Incidents and file the
'005' incident forms,
- Ensure the aviation-specific Health and Safety
obligations are met,
- Handle requests for airspace use from drone
- Arrange (and chair?) the Safety Committee
points must ALL be handled correctly for the airfield to meet the minimum
required standards. If it does not, that can be problematic if an
incident should occur. Aimm's Consultants are happy to
advise on these points and train the Council Officer-in-Charge... but
there is a strong learning curve and that training is lost when that Council
Officer moves to a new position.
effective solution is appointment of a 'Virtual Airport manager' to report
to the Council Supervising Officer. By taking advantage of recent improvements in remote monitoring and cameras
etc, it is possible to manage an Airfield remotely with occasional on-site
visits as required. Aimm can put the supervisor in contact with
existing Airfield Managers able to take on an additional Airfield with a 'Virtual Manager'
role, and take care of all the above points... and with the benefit of
their experience recommend any changes to better meet the Council's policy
In a similar way that many airports have remote Air
Traffic Control to provide the benefits of a control tower at a fraction of
the cost, this is a highly cost-effective way of managing the facility, and
gives almost all the benefits of a experienced full time manager on-site, at
a much lower cost. To be put in touch with a suitable manager and see if this would suit your situation, Contact us
What are the major services that Aimm provides for Small to Medium Airports?
How to know if Aimm will meet an External Consultant, or
Talk to the Aimm Senior Management.
They have had contact with a wide variety of Airfield Supervisors, and Airport
Consultants, and include Airport managers who are sucessfully meeting the policy
objectives of Airport owners. They do understand the challenges and opportities. Aimm systems
are available for short-term installation if needed to provide data for a
specific decision that needs to be made.
To discuss further, Contact us
More information about Aimm
Landing Fees, Cost Effective Billing and Collection of Fees
Reports, Statistics and full Data for effective management and reporting
Regulatory Compliance including CASA (Australia) and CAA (NZ) Part 139 Reporting
Risk Management, Health and Safety, Incident Investigation
Complaint Resolution and Noise Management
Funding for Airports, Revenue generation, Grant Applications, Airport Master Plans.
Advice, Consultancy, and 'Virtual Manager' Service for Small to Medium Airports.
Acoustic Consultants' Data... To assist Acoustic Engineers by providing the data they need.
Brief details of Aimm... How it works, What it costs.
Newsletters for Airport Managers... Tips and discussions from other Airport Managers
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