Fly Ontime Aviation Sciences Academy


About the Course

This course is designed to gain relevant knowledge, understanding and practical skills for Ground support equipment operations and maintenance. The course content is in line with GSE Manufacturer Guidance, IATA’s Airport Handling Manual (AHM) and Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) requirements. 

Course code: CGEM-2305

What will you learn

Upon completion the participant will be able to understand:

  • GSE Manufacturer Guidance, Local and international regulations and guidelines for safe Operation and maintenance of GSE.
  • How to operate and maintaining GSE
  • Different types of GSE and how to use them
  • Safety protocols and procedures related to GSE operations
  • How to troubleshooting common GSE issues
  • Techniques for preventive maintenance and routine inspections
  • Efficient utilization of GSE to enhance airport safe operations

Course content

  • Introduction to the Course Objectives
  • Overview of Ground Support Equipment Types
  • Aircraft Types familiarization
  • Aircraft Handling and Services procedures
  • GSE Operation and Maintenance procedure
  • Regulatory Compliance in GSE Operations
  • Emergency response Procedures
  • Safety Precautions and Reporting
  • Review of the Learning objectives
  • Final Exam

Who should attend

This course is designed for:

  • Technicians
  • Operators
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Ground Handling Provider personnel
  • Anyone wishing to start a career in Ground Support Equipment and maintenance

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 Cargo Handling.