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Latest update 16 February 2017


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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 16/02/2017: The 37th meeting of GHOST was held at Aviation House, Gatwick Airport on 9 February 2017, which ERA attended. The meeting covered numerous ground handling issues, including an update on the application of ground power to live aircraft, state safety partnerships, ground handling regulation and a safety ‘swap shop’. ERA's summary of the meeting is available to view via the Downloads section.


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