Aircraft Ground Handling Checks

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Aircraft Ground Handling Checks

Personal Protective Equipment & Ramp

1. Are all staff wearing all PPE required for their task, prior to aircraft arrival / engagement?


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2. Are employees using personal electronic devices (PEDs)?


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3. Is it ensured that no personal electronic devices are being used within the re-fuelling zones around the aircraft?


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4. Is the ground free of any fluid leaks, slip or trip hazards?


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Pre-Arrival Setup

1. Is all equipment required for the turnaround kept ready?


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2. Is equipment clear of the equipment restraint areas?


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3. Is the apron equipment standing behind the equipment restraint line prior to the arrival of the aircraft?


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4. Is the entire stand area clear of FOD prior to the aircraft arrival?


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5. Is all motorised Ground Support Equipment (GSE) switched off and moved away from aircraft when unattended?


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6. Have crew ensured the stand is inspected and safe prior to aircraft arrival?


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7. Is crew present prior to aircraft arrival?


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8. Is the aircraft safety zone clear - no staff within the safety zones and all equipment in the designated parking bays?


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9. Is all motorised and non-motorised equipment secured with brakes and chocks when not in use?


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Arrival At Gate

1. Are staff waiting till the anti-collision lights are switched off, engines / propellers come to a complete stop, before approaching the aircraft?


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2. Are chocks applied as per airline requirements?


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3. Are cones being positioned as per the airline requirements?


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4. Is it being ensured that no vehicles are passing underneath the aircraft fuselage or wings?


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5. Is a ‘No Seat No Ride’ policy being followed by staff?


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6. Are aircrafts checked for damage post-arrival?


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Aircraft Offload / Onload

1. Are vehicles being driven at walking speed around aircrafts?


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2. Is GSE being driven with handrails/lifts lowered to prevent damage to aircraft when approaching?


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3. Is a two-stop brake check completed when approaching aircraft?


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4. Is it ensured that all GSE is being positioned without contacting the aircraft?


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5. Are brakes and chocks applied when GSE are parked?


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6. Have all applicable safety rails been deployed on GSE?


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7. Are passengers always escorted on the ramp and guided to safe areas by Passenger Services Agents?


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8. Is it ensured that staff don’t ride on rear bed of hi-loader or on moving conveyor on belt-loader?


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9. Do drivers follow a safe route around the aircraft?


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10. Is all GSE fully lowered when not in use?


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11. Is it ensured that GSE does not block emergency access for fuel truck movement / escape?


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Departure

1. Are all nets secured correctly prior to closing cargo doors?


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2. EMA deactivated and tested prior to loading?


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3. Are EMA tags inspected for completion and to ensure they are safe for carriage?


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4. Is the correct steering by-pass pin installed prior to connecting tow bar?


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5. Is tug driver guided onto tow bar by guide person?


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6. Is the towbar locked in place with the safety locking pin?


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7. Is a pre-departure FOD walk completed and stand checked for FOD prior to aircraft departure?


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8. Is a full pre-departure walkaround inspection carried out by the headset operative perform?


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9. Are cones removed after all GSE is cleared, doors are closed and aircraft ready to depart?


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10. Are chocks removed only after airbridge is removed and aircraft is ready for pushback?


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11. Is tow bar aligned with A/C prior to push?


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12. Does the pushback speed match the headset operative’s speed?


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13. Is an ‘All Clear’ signal clearly shown to flight crew after by-pass pin and all staff clear of aircraft?


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14. Is all equipment returned to the designated parking bays?


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