lunes, 29 de abril de 2013

Marshallers in Belgrade - BEG

The Airport of Belgrade (BEG) is called Nikola Tesla due to the Serbian scientist and engineer of the same name (in Serbian: Аеродром Београд - Никола Тесла or Aerodrom Beograd - Nikola Tesla) is Serbia's main airport and serves around 3.5 million passengers a year through its 3,400 meter runway.

The country's flag carrier, Jat Airways, use this airport as a hub, as well as the low cost carrier Wizz Air. The airport has two passenger terminals in which almost could separate low cost and charter flights in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 for regular flights.

The airport is managed by the owner, a public company called "Aerodom Nikola Beograd", and In March 2013 Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport was voted 7th best airport in the world according to a passenger survey conducted by eDreams.

In the training Center established in the early 1980s they teach their staff to different roles at the airport with proven experience instructors (approved training, monitored and inspected by the Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia):
  • Handling of aircraft, passengers and cargo,
  • Staff responsible for the inspection of the movement area, buildings and facilities,
  • Dangerous goods,
  • Savingly personnel and firefighting,
  • Personal aircraft refueling
The marshallers are considered as part of the airport infrastructure, so they are employed by the airport itself and the formation of this staff is organized through its training center.

There are 10 people engaged as the marshallers equipped with 4 "follow me" cars. Working shifts are organized to cover Belgrade Airport official working hours, along with legal procedures and obligations (opening hours are 24/7 for emergency flights). Employees shifts are organized in the following time frames: 06am-06pm, 07am-07pm, 10am-10pm and 07pm-07am. (The shifts are 12 hours).

The main functions of the marshallers are:
  • Marshalling: aircraft guidance and parking in the stand.
  • Communication with the aircraft during the start-up at remote parking stands.
There is another department, Belgrade Airport Technical Maintenance Department, which is responsible for everything related to the runway:
  • Runway FOD cleaning
  • Test friction
  • Snow removal
  • Runway examinations, etc...

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