General Airfield Maintenance

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The General Airfield Maintenance course explores the maintenance of unpaved areas, including runway and taxiway strips and shoulders and runway ends and safety areas.

It also covers snow removal, night maintenance, drainage facility maintenance, and grass maintenance.

The course can be taken as part of the Certificate in Airfield Maintenance for those wishing to gain a more complete understanding of airfield maintenance, including best practices for the maintenance of airfield pavements, markings, and electrical systems and NAVAIDs.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe best practices and key considerations relating to:
    • The maintenance of unpaved areas.
    • Snow removal.
    • Night maintenance.
    • Drainage facility maintenance.
    • Grass maintenance.

Who Should Enrol?

  • Airport operations staff and managers who are responsible for planning and implementing airfield maintenance programs.
  • Airside personnel responsible for snow removal, grass maintenance, or other general airfield maintenance.
  • Anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of airfield maintenance best practices.

Course Content

This course covers the following topics:

  1. Maintenance of Unpaved Areas
    • Critical unpaved areas on the airfield and the key considerations for the maintenance of each area.
  2. Snow Removal
    • Unique challenges associated with airport snow removal.
    • Development of an Airport Snow Plan.
    • Snow removal methods.
  3. Night Maintenance
    • Why airports undertake night maintenance.
    • The complexity and dangers associated with night maintenance.
    • Recommendations for additional safety precautions.
  4. Drainage Facility Maintenance
    • The importance of effective airfield drainage.
    • What to look for when inspecting airfield drainage systems.
    • Cleaning drainage systems.
  5. Grass Maintenance
    • Developing a grass maintenance policy.
    • By whom, how, and to what height should airfield grass be cut.
    • Grass cutting equipment and disposal methods.
    • Safety procedures, particularly when maintaining grass in key zones around the runway.


This course includes an integrated online assessment.

Candidates must successfully complete the assessment to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course info

  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Language: English
  • Level: Short Course
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$195.00 USD