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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 the Middle East and Africa, 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 the Middle East & Africa

Increasing airside efficiency is more important than ever in airports across the Middle East and Africa.

According to Airports Council International (ACI), Saudi Arabia and UAE are expected to be among the fastest growing countries for air passengers between 2016 and 2040. While in Africa, improving safety and security in airports is a key focus, alongside delivering consistent ramp operation performance

We work with airside operations in countries such as the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, 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 unique regional challenges of increased passenger traffic, overcrowded airspace, fluctuating oil revenues, regional conflict or airport safety and security, 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 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.

Middle East & Africa at a Glance

  • The Middle East region – sometimes called the ‘Aviation Bridge’ – is an important international hub due to its capacity and location
  • Saudi Arabia and UAE are both expected to experience a 7% increase in passengers by 2040
  • Negotiations for comprehensive air transport agreements between the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council nations are ongoing, making developing new regulation a slow process
  • Local airlines in Africa face high operating costs and poor management which is hindering progress and development in the aviation industry
  • The Single Africa Air Transport Market (SAATM) was launched in 2018 to help reduce restrictions and standardize safety and security regulations across the region

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Main objective

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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 +

Local contact

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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