Aircraft Turnaround Equipment Timing

  • A/C on chocks

  • Ground power connected

  • Front steps on

  • Back steps on

  • First passenger off

  • Last passenger off

  • Bags offload completed

  • Outbound bags received

  • LIRF received

  • Bags reload completed

  • Gate bag/DAA loaded

  • First passenger on

  • Last passenger on

  • Back steps removed

  • Front steps removed

  • A/C passenger door closed

  • Departure checks

  • Ground power disconnected

  • A/C start-up

  • A/C off chocks

  • A/C off stand

Pre-Aircraft Arrival

  • Is there an Aircraft Turnaround Lead (ATL) for the turnaround

  • ATL Name

  • Has an apron inspection been conducted ensuring the stand is clear of any foreign object debris and contamination prior to the aircraft arrival

  • Are marshaller(s) and wing guidance personnel situated in correct positions prior to the aircraft arrival to the stand

  • Are vehicles and equipment clear of the active stand prior to the aircraft arrival.

  • Is the fixed electrical ground power pit cover closed

  • Are passenger steps clear of FOD, snow, ice, contamination and is the TENSA barrier deployed

  • Do ground personnel remain clear of the active stand prior to the aircraft arrival

Aircraft Arrival

  • Does the line marshaller use the marshalling signals in accordance with CAA CAP 637

  • Does the line marshaller turn the aircraft on the correct mark

  • Does the line marshaller remain in view of the flight deck and the second marshaller at all times

  • Does the line marshaller observe the wing and tail throughout the manoeuvre

  • Does the corner mashaller use the marshalling signals in accordance with CAA CAP 637

  • Does the corner marshaller remain in view of the flight deck all the times

  • Does the corner marshaller ensure that the wing tips are within the stand boundary prior to stopping the aircraft

  • Has the aircraft been stopped with the nose wheel inside the stop box or on the dedicated stop mark

  • Does the flight crew follow the marshaller(s) signal throughout the manoeuvre

  • Are aircraft ACW beacons switched off with engines fully spooled down/ propellers stationary prior to any personnel approaching the aircraft

  • If the aircraft has arrived with an inoperative APU, were all procedures adhered to

  • Is the aircraft chocked and as per the airlines requirements

  • Has the 'chocks in' hand signal been given to the flight deck

  • Has the headset acceptance been performed

  • Are all safety cones positioned as per airline requirements and prior to GSE and vehicles being positioned to the aircraft

  • Has an arrival inspection been conducted

  • If applicable to the airline requirements, has the arrival inspection form been completed

  • Has a brake test been performed before entering the circle of safety/no closer than 5 metres from the aircraft (applicable to all GSE)

  • Has the MGPU been safely positioned and approx. 1 metre from the Aircraft

  • Has the MGPU been disconnected from the tug with the towing arm in the upright position (brake on) and a chock placed on the MGPU front wheel closest to the aircraft

  • Is the power vamp safely positioned approx. 1 metre from the aircraft and the tiller arm in the upright position (brake on)

  • Has the correct sequence been followed when connecting and applying the ground power to the aircraft

  • Has the power fly lead lanyard been attached to the latching ring inside the power hatch

  • Has the 'power connected' signal been given to the flight deck

  • Are the aircraft passenger steps pre set to the appropriate height

  • Has the 'slow speed' been selected on the electric passenger steps no closer than 3 metres from the aircraft

  • Are the passenger steps disconnected from the tug at approx. 3 meters from the aircraft

  • Are the safety rails fully retracted prior to positioning to the aircraft

  • Is there a minimal gap between the passenger steps' buffer and the aircraft

  • Are all stabilisers fully deployed and grounded

  • Have the safety rails been deployed without causing an obstruction to the opening of the passenger door

  • Has the RSA notified the cabin crew by knocking twice on the aircraft cabin door to confirm the steps are in position

  • Has the RSA vacated the passenger step platform after knocking on the aircraft cabin door

  • Is the tensa strap deployed if the boarding agent/dispatcher is not present at aircraft side

  • Has the handbrake been applied to all GSE/vehicles servicing the aircraft

  • Are banks-guidance personnel used at all times when docking or reversing vehicles

  • Has the banks-guidance personnel used the vehicle marshalling signals and remained clear of the vehicles intended path

  • Has the belt loader been with the wheels straight, handbrake applied and boom remaining outside of the aircraft hold

  • Are all safety rails extended prior to access and egress to and from the aircraft hold

  • Have the procedures been followed for safe access and egress to and from the aircraft hold

  • Has the DAA trolley been placed at the wing tip port side of the aircraft

  • Has the netting been kept inside the hold at all times during the offload process

  • Has passenger baggage/cargo/mail been handled with care

  • Has inbound priority baggage been separated on the tug to ensure priority baggage offload onto the belt first

  • Have the cargo holds been checked for damage, contamination, missing restraints after completing the offload

  • Has the aircraft hold security check for suspicious items, IED's & IID's been performed after completing the offload

Mid-Aircraft Turnaround

  • Does the fuel vehicle have a clear exit route at all times in case of an emergency

  • Has the height of the aircraft passenger steps been checked mid- turnaround after the additional weight of fuel, baggage/cargo/mail has been added

  • Has the aircraft hold security check for suspicious items, IED's & IID's been performed before commencing the onload

  • Are the baggage trolley canopies fully deployed and secured when delivered at aircraft side

  • Has the different baggage categories been segregated on the trolley

  • Are the baggage trolley canopies fully opened and secured by the loading team

  • Has the load supervisor checked the information on LIRF and SI section prior to commencing the onload

  • Has the baggage/cargo/mail been loaded according to the LIRF and any deviations confirmed with the dispatcher and recorded

  • Have all loads been secured on completion of the onload

  • Are the aircraft hold smoke detectors and fire suppression system clear of any obstruction(s) and the maximum load limit line not exceeded

  • Was the LIRF only signed on completion of the onload

  • Has the LIRF been completed with all mandatory information recorded

  • Has the LIRF been handed to the dispatcher and the load certified prior to the aircraft start-up

  • Is the boom free of personnel when been raised or lowered

  • Are all safety rails deployed when personnel are egressing the hold and working from the boom

  • Has a banks/guide personnel been used when removing the belt loader

  • Has the banks-guide personnel use the vehicle marshalling signals and remained clear of the belt loaders intended path

  • Has the dispatcher checked the aircraft hold on completion of the onload

Aircraft Departure

  • Has the apron stand been checked for FOD prior to the aircraft departure

  • Has clear communication between the RSA and cabin crew been conducted and the door closed before the steps were removed

  • Have the side panels been retracted on the passenger steps before being removed from the aircraft

  • Are the passenger steps lowered prior to being parked in the equipment bay

  • Are the chocks removed from the main landing gear prior to aircraft start-up

  • Are the safety cones removed prior to engine start-up and only once equipment is removed from the aircraft

  • Are the safety cones stowed away within the equipment bay

  • Has the ‘headset operative' conducted a pre-departure inspection following the aircrafts footprint

  • Has the correct sequence been followed for the disconnection of the power vamp

  • has the pit lid been closed on disconnection of the power vamp

  • Has the MGPU been reconnected to the tug at the last point of the turnaround prior to start-up

  • Has the chock been removed from the MGPU and a 360º degree walk round conducted before driving away

  • Is the 'headset operative' pre-positioned on the nose of the aircraft prior to the anti-collision warning lights being switched on

  • Has start-up agent vacated the stand if the ACW beacon illuminated during the pre-departure inspection

  • Do the aircraft nose-wheel chocks remain in place for the duration of the aircraft engine start-up

  • has a headset lead been used for engine start-up

  • Are all personnel, vehicles, equipment clear from the front and behind the aircraft prior to the anti-collision warning lights being switched on

  • Is the 'headset operative' monitoring the aircraft engines and aircraft surroundings throughout the start-up process

  • Has the headset operative remained in view of the captain when giving wing tip clearance off stand

  • Is the 'headset operative' monitored the wing growth during aircraft 'taxi out' manoeuvre

  • Has the aircraft followed the lead out line

  • Are the chocks and headset lead stowed away correctly

General Observation

  • Has any FOD/contamination found disposed of throughout the turnaround

  • Are all manual handling technique adhered to throughout the turnaround

  • Are all vehicles displaying a valid airside permit

  • Are the agents avoided the propeller arc area or walking through the propeller

  • Do all RSA have their airside pass clearly on display

  • Are all vehicles clear of foreign object debris

  • Do all GSE/vehicles serviceable

  • Do all airside staff wear high-visibility clothing including ear, foot and hand protection (is eye protection worn when and where applicable)

Remarks

    Remark
  • Remark

  • Follow up date

Station Audit Finding

Station Audit Finding

  • Audit Date

  • Audit Ref

  • Finding:

  • Follow up date:

  • Corrective Action
  • Corrective Action

  • Procedural Reminder form issued

  • Permit Suspension from issued

  • Signature

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