Improving Airside Safety & Efficiency

RTITB Airside provides impartial, expert consultancy, airside safety audits and ground support equipment training solutions to airports and aviation suppliers across Europe and globally.

Wherever you are in the world, we work with your airside operation to identify and analyze risks, challenges and inefficiencies.  We are results driven and will apply our extensive local knowledge to help you improve airport turnaround times, reduce airside equipment damage and increase ground handling safety.

Airside consultancy for Europe

Even though the European air market is one of the most developed in the world, increasing airside efficiency is more important than ever in European airports. In 2036, it’s estimated that 1.5 billion travelers (an additional 550 million passengers) will need to travel to/from/within Europe and by 2040, air traffic in Europe is likely to have grown to 16.2 million flights.

However, according to IATA, the region is not adequately prepared to accommodate this. For example, in Q1-Q3 of 2018, European air passengers suffered 16 million minutes of delays. Delays during summer 2018 were more than double the duration of those the previous year.

We work with airside operations across Europe, including France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK to identify issues and potential improvements that can help prevent airside vehicle incidents, improving airside safety while keeping turnaround times down.

Our consultancy, auditing and training processes help you establish best practice for ground handling equipment operation and achieve standardized safety and airside equipment training processes.

Whether you need to overcome the challenges of increased traffic and passenger numbers, departure delays or improved ground handling safety levels, we will use our global airside safety expertise to support you with a local solution.

Our services include:

Airside consultancy

Consultation, analysis and benchmarking to provide you with an action plan that addresses the risks specific to your operation. Our RTITB Airside training consultancy process will help you identify the next steps you need to take to improve airport turnaround times, increase efficiency and boost safety. Click for more about airside consultancy.

RTITB Airside HealthCheck

Our completely impartial HealthCheck service is conducted by internationally qualified auditors who will look in detail at your airside vehicle and ground support equipment operations, processes, training and supervision.  A comprehensive Airside HealthCheck report will tell you what your issues are and suggest ways these can be addressed to help prevent airside accidents and inefficiencies. Click for more about the RTITB Airside Healthcheck.

Train the trainer

By correctly training airside vehicle Instructors to a standardized level, your operation can ensure that ground handling equipment operators are working safely, raising standards and reducing risk.  Correctly trained airside Instructors can also help ensure airside compliance with local safety legislation. Click for more about train the trainer.

Other services

From creating bespoke courses and competency tests, to creating safety documentation or training Apps, there are many other ways we can help you manage your airside safety information and communicate in a way that engages your team and get results. Read more.

Europe at a Glance

  • According to ACI Europe passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by almost 7% on average during the first half of 2018
  • Currently the busiest airports in Europe are Istanbul-Ataturk, Frankfurt, Amsterdam-Schiphol, Paris-CDG and London Heathrow
  • Growing capacity is a challenge for European airports. Their infrastructure will need to be expanded, or by 2040, 160 million passengers will be unable to fly
  • The duration of en-route Air Traffic Flow Management delays in Europe has risen by around 15 minutes on average, due to strikes, staffing issues and weather incidents
  • The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is headquartered in Cologne, Germany, promoting standards and working internationally to drive safety levels for EU citizens
  • Organizations working in Europe’s airports can be certified by EASA for certain activities if competence is proven and EASA rules are followed

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A single ramp accident costs $250k on average

Global cost of ground accidents estimated at $10 billion per year

10 airside injuries occur per 100 full time workers, costing $100k +

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Airside HealthCheck

Our specialist airside inspection and ground handling audit service is tailored to you, to find ways to achieve maximum safety, efficiency and compliance.

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Train your trainer

Make sure your airside equipment Instructors can improve ground handling training standards and add real value to your operation.

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Other services

Overcoming human factors is what we specialize in. There are many ways we can help you communicate safety information, engage your team and get results.

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RTITB Airside

About Us

Our mission is to save lives, reduce damage and improve turnaround times in the airside environment. We provide tailored solutions to deliver measurable results, improving airport equipment safety and efficiency through consultancy, training and standardization.

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RTITB Airside