Fly Ontime Aviation Sciences Academy


About the Course

This course is designed to gain relevant knowledge, understanding and practical skills for Aircraft Ramp Safety and Basic Marshalling procedures to ensure safe aircraft movements, effective communication with pilots using marshaling signals, and adherence to ramp safety protocols. The course content is in line with IATA’s Airport Handling Manual (AHM) and   Operations Manual (IGOM) requirements. 

Course code: CARM-2301

What will you learn

Upon completion the participant will be able to understand:

  • Local and international regulations and guidelines for Aircraft Ramp safety and marshalling
  • Aircraft hazard areas
  • Aircraft Marshalling Signals
  • Basic airside safety
  • F.O.D. check, aircraft arrival Inspection
  • Your role and responsibility in ramp Operation
  • Aircraft Pre arrival and departure procedure
  • Communication with the aircraft crew
  • Technical inspection and operation of GSE
  • Actions in the event of an Emergency
  • How to report incident, accident and near miss

Course content

  • Introduction to the Course Objectives
  • General Introduction – Ramp Safety and Security requirements for efficient Ramp operations
  • Introduction to Aircraft Marshalling Signals, Tools and the PPE
  • Aircraft hazard area
  • Hazard identification and mitigation
  • Turnaround coordination and supervision
  • Aircraft movement and right of way
  • Aircraft Pre arrival and departure procedure
  • GSE Operation and Technical inspection
  • Emergency response
  • Review of the Learning objectives
  • Final Exam

Who should attend

This course is designed for:

  • Aviation professionals
  • Ground handling staff
  • Ramp operators who are directly involved in aircraft operations on the ramp
  • Aircraft Marshallers
  • Anyone wishing to start a career as a Ramp Handling Agent/Aircraft Marshalling.

Course duration

  • Time required to study this course is 06 Months

Exam policy

  • Class Participation : 10 Marks
  • Attendance : 10 Marks
  • Continuous Assessment Test (CAT): 10 Marks
  • Final Exam : 70 Marks


  • 90% Distinction
  • 70% Pass
  • 69% Fail

Certificate awarded

Upon successful completion of the final exam, a participant will be awarded with a Certificate in Aircraft Ramp Safety and basic Marshalling.