Airside driving

All personnel required to drive airside at Cranfield Airport must attend and complete an Airside Driving Course.

ADP classifications
  • Type E – Escort only
  • Type A – Aprons
  • Type M – Aprons and manoeuvring areas excluding runways
  • Type R – Runway including manoeuvring areas and aprons.
Airside driving permit holders type M and R
  • Will successfully complete a multiple choice exam to confirm that they have understood the training and that they recall the most important rules and regulations if driving airside
  • Will undertake a radiotelephony assessment
  • Will undertake a practical driving assessments.
Course content
  • Airfield topography
  • Safe working practices
  • Rules and regulations covering the airfield
  • Low visibility procedures
  • Aerodrome signs and markings.

The classroom instruction session includes powerpoint presentation

Airside driving permit holders type E and A

Will then complete a short knowledge check question paper.

Course durations

Course durations will depend on the type of permit required but we suggest you allow between 2 and 4 hours.  Refresher courses typically last 1 to 2 hours.

For more information, course availability or to book a course please email or telephone +44 (0)1234 754710.

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