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Latest update 4 April 2019


Please see the download section on the top right hand corner of this page to read the overview of this section and scroll down the page to read the latest updates on ERA's activities and position.

ERA’s Current Position

ERA continues to monitor any regulatory proposals regarding ground handling.

The Directorate regularly attends the UK’s Ground Handling Operations Safety Team (GHOST), a multi-disciplined group set up by the UK Civil Aviation Authority and industry stakeholders to mitigate the safety risks from ground handling along with the support of numerous activities.  The group agrees approaches which could be in the form of a new high profile initiative or project, and provides clarity or enhanced guidance to an existing regulation, policy or procedure.


Latest update 25/07/2019: The 46th meeting of GHOST was held at Manchester Airport on 24-25 July 2019. The meeting covered numerous ground handling issues, including updates from the GHOST subgroups, ULD fire containment, ground SMS, the insider threat and a safety ‘swap shop’. The meeting pack is now available to view via the downloads section.

04/04/2019:  With Ground Handling falling under EASA’s remit as part of the revised Basic Regulation, a conference was held on 7 March 2019 in Cologne to discuss how the agency can implement the necessary regulatory steps. The conference was formulated around six main areas; SMS, Operational Standards, Regulatory Oversight, Ground Support Equipment, Staff Turnover and Training. A summary of the conference is available to view via the Downloads section.


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