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IATA Airport Ramp Services (ARS)

IATA Airport Ramp Services
ARS is a course offered by IATA.

Airport Ramp Services approved by IATA is designed in compliance with requirements outlined in the IATA Airport Handling Manual (AMH), as well as the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Aircraft Handling and Loading Functional Training Specifications. This course will familiarize learners and provide foundation know-how, with all tasks and skills required to serve a parked aircraft prior to its departure and after its arrival. The duties include handling passengers, their baggage, and cargo on board. Their work involve interaction with the pilot of the aircraft to guide him to park, referred to as "marshalling" and prior to that, they help push back aircraft from the parking position. This course will be a jumpstart for those who intend to work at the ramp .

Ramp handling services ensure the efficient turnaround of aircraft so that flights stay on schedule. This course offers an introduction to ramp services as well as the ground handling standards and safety requirements you need to know to work safely on the ramp in an airport management job function.

Whether you are new to the industry or a recent recruit, this course provides a solid foundation for further professional development in the field of ground operations. A job oriented diploma course like IATA Airport Ramp Services is recommended for anyone interested in pursuing a career with an airline or ground service provider as well as recently recruited airline, airport and ground handling staff.


Introduction to the airside environment and airport ramp services
Aircraft characteristics and turnaround plan
Aircraft Ground handling
Cleaning, catering and other services
Ground service equipment
Standard operating procedures
Airside safety
Ramp security awareness
Future developments in the sector of ramp services

What do you learn?

The ground operations working environment.
Standard ramp operations terminology.
The departments of an airport and how they work together.
Basic safety and security for efficient operations.
Procedures for key aircraft ground servicing tasks.
IATA Airport Handling Manual and IATA Ground Operations Manual standards.


Excellent and experienced faculty members.
Guiders Academy gives you the world class learning environment.
Instructions in small groups.
Focus on development of social, professional and communication skills for a successful career.
Best career service and placement cell.

Career Opportunities

Ground handling companies

Course Duration

Six months