Airside Worker

Job Description

Ground personnel working on the apron, under and around aircraft, heavy machinery and small vehicles, the airside worker must have a strong sense of situational awareness. Airside work covers a number of occupations; baggage handler, marshall, de/anti-icer, re-fueller, wildlife controller, driver , and loader operator.

Knowledge of airside operating procedures, commonly used airside terminology, and aerodrome work is essential. Airside workers need to have a clear understanding of the areas of the apron and airfield, possession of a specialist airside vehicle operator permit, and need to be able to distinguish between the safe and dangerous zones of aircraft.


Other job titles
  • Ramp Agent

  • Pavement Maintenance Worker

  • Signalman/marshaller

  • Baggage handler

  • Cargo handler

  • Shipper

  • De/anit-icer, de/anti icing agent

  • Loader

  • Aircraft Fueller or Re-fueller

  • Snow removal agent

  • Ground handling agent

  • Emergency Response Personnel

  • Wildlife controller

Request Accelerated Certification

The Canadian Council of Aerospace & Aviation manages the certification process for this and other regulated careers in our industry.

Our industry has identified this career as in-demand, and is looking for certified skilled labourers to fill positions in this role. Use our self-assessment screening tool, and we’ll help you determine what steps you need to take to expedite your certification for Airside Worker.

By completing this assessment, you’ll provide us with everything we need to point you in the right direction to completing your certification. And, once you’re certified, we’re ready to introduce you to employers looking for people with your skills.

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Ground and air service providors


In-house training for certification in radio-phony, vehicle operations, safety management systems, airport signage and protocols; security procedures and Standard Operating Procedures.

Airside Worker Safety and Security Workshops


Physically fit

Able to work outdoors in any weather

Familiarity with radio telephony and communication procedures

Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace

Tel   613-727-8272       Fax   613-727-7018

1785 Alta Vista Drive, Suite 105, Ottawa, ON, K1G 3Y6

CCAA’s mission is to develop, promote and administer a comprehensive and effective human resources strategy for the Canadian aviation and aerospace industry.

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