Airline Turnaround Procedures Research Paper by ndatshi

A handbook for long haul and low cost airlines turnaround procedures.
# 145743 | 2,981 words | 15 sources | APA | 2010 | GB
Published on Nov 25, 2010 in Business (Industries) , Aviation, Aeronautics (General)

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The purpose of this paper is to give the airport operator staff an inside knowledge of the operational procedures performed by airlines and handling agents in relation to passenger handling, aircraft turnaround security and health and safety issues within the airport. Air transport industry is known as a complex business where airports, airlines and handling operators must work together to provide efficient services. The focus of this information handbook explains the main airline operational processes, which is divided into three sections: passenger handling; aircraft turnaround; and safety and security pros. The paper contains several figures, flowcharts and a table.

Passenger Handling Procedures
Passenger Off-Load
Arrival Baggage Delivery
Passenger Check-In
Passenger Baggage Acceptance Passenger Gate Boarding
Low Cost and Full Service Traditional Network Carrier Turnaround
Timeline for the Turnaround Operation of A Full Service Traditional Carrier
The Role Performed By the Despatch Agent in the Turnaround Process The CAA and the HSE
Purpose of the Regulation
Responsibilities for Assistance of Prms at the Airport
Management and Organisation of the Airport Security via Annex
Current Threat Levels To Aviation in the United Kingdom
Sequence of Events When an Accident Occurs

From the Paper:

"Within the total airport operations system, an essential element is the handling of passengers' luggage. If there are any difficulties with the processing either on departure or arrival, it can have repercussions across a wide range of airport operations. (Ashford et al 1997). For example, baggage for departing flights is delayed then aircraft are kept at the gate longer than planned, and extended parking on the ramps inevitably leads to congestion and a general slowing down of airside operations and with this, possible delays also to the parking of aircraft. A certain number of tasks have to be carried out at every airport, and they are essentially similar whether the airport is small or large. The differences will emerge in the means employed and the procedures adopted. Baggage operations may be conveniently divided into two broad areas, departures and arrival and the inbound and outbound baggage system. (Ashford et al 1997). The objective of the inbound baggage system is to provide, in an economical and efficient manner, a fast method of unloading and delivery of baggage to the terminal and displaying it in the reclaim hall so that the passenger can easily retrieve it. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ashford, N. et al (1997) Airport Operations. 2nd Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Butler, G.F., Keller, M.R., (2000) Handbook of airline operations. Washington, DC: McGraw-Hill.
  • De Neufville, R., Odoni, A., (2003) Airport systems: planning, design, and management. London: McGraw-Hill.
  • Moore,K.C. (1991) Airport, aircraft, and Airline Security. London: Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Aero-id, 2010, [online] Available from: [Accessed April 1st 2010].

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Airline Turnaround Procedures (2010, November 25) Retrieved September 29, 2022, from

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"Airline Turnaround Procedures" 25 November 2010. Web. 29 September. 2022. <>