Aviation Operations Manager Level 4

An Aviation Operations Manager has accountability for compliance, safety and security within their area, must effectively plan and manage the use of resources and ensure compliance with processes and procedures. They may manage an aviation operation in a variety of contexts, such as a commercial airport, military base. aerodrome, heliport or other airfield.

Specialist roles, all focused around the management of aircraft arrival, turnaround and departure, as well as the environment and facilities, require knowledge, skills and behaviours to complete complex aviation tasks and management of others to enable compliance with regulations through a safe, secure and effective aviation operation. Effective communication and decision making across all levels of the organisation and with stakeholders across he aviation operation are essential. Aviation Operations Management comprises six distinct managerial areas within an aviation environment. Aviation Operations Manager will complete all core KBSs, along with one of the six specialist functions, all of which interlink to form the overall operation.

The End-Point Assessment takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development after a minimum of eighteen months ‘om-programme’ training and development, equating to a minimum of 20% of the apprenticeship as ‘off job’ training. The End-Point Assessment should only commence once the employer is confident that the apprentice has developed all the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined in the apprenticeship standard. It ensures that all successful apprentices have achieved the industry set professional standard for an Aviation Operations Manager.

Apprentice End-Point Assessment Journey

Aviation Operations Manager must demonstrate ONE of the following five specialist functions

Aircraft Handling Manager

With an overview of the airport’s Ramp Services, the aircraft Handling Manager is a key decision maker to ensure the smooth operation of the…

Aircraft Movement Manager

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Fire Service Watch Manager

Work as a Fire Service Watch Manager responsible for the management of a Fire Service Watch to maintain operational readiness and deal with multi…

Flight Operations Manager - Air Traffic Control (ATC)

The flight operations manager within an air traffic control environment is responsible for airfield management, this will…

Flight Operations Manager - Operations

The flight operations manager within an operations environment has overall responsibility for the smooth running of the daily flying…

Passenger Operations Manager

With an overview of the passenger service operation the manager is a key decision maker to ensure the smooth operation of the aviation environment…