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Air Cargo Principles for Imports and Exports

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 40 Hours
DeliveryOnline
Course REF: TSA001

Air Cargo Principles for Imports and Exports Outline

The following topics will be covered in this course.

Air Export Foundation: The movement of goods by air can be complicated. This module is designed to cover the structure, roles and responsibilities of those parties involved in exporting cargo. This course is aimed at those starting a career in exports or wishing to develop their knowledge further.

Air Import Foundation: This module covers the procedures of the arrival of goods by air. The importance of each party’s role in the chain should be understood in order to facilitate the smooth movement of goods

Aircraft Weight & Balance: Many factors can have an effect on the performance of an aircraft. This course is designed for those who wish to develop an understanding of an aircraft’s limitations and the factors that can influence its performance.

Liquid Explosives Familiarisation: The threat to transport systems exists in many forms. The use of explosives, although thankfully not common, still poses a very real and credible threat. This course has been designed to familiarise candidates with the most frequently used types of liquid explosives.


Lesson Structure

Air Export Foundation Module:

1) Introduction to Air Exports

An introduction into the procedures and supply chain of air exports.

 

2) Who Does What

This part of the course will look at the manufacturer/factory and the processes involved, the freight forwarders job and how the airlines deal with air exports. 

 

3) Shipment Categories

You will learn about direct (consignee, consignor, freight forwarder, master airway bill, customs broker), back to back consolidation (freight forwarder, branch offices, gareway), and consolidation shipments (house airway bill, master airway bill, consolidation manifests, customs broker and clearance and charges).

 

4) Documents

Understand how to complete master airway bills, house airway bills and dangerous goods by air declarations.

 

5) Conclusion

You will glean an airlines responsibilities in the form of planning and monitoring capacity, being able to communicate any changes, monitor build up process and respect close out times. Finally you will be able to have a look at a manifest flight and send messaging.

 

Air Import Foundation Module:

1) Flight Arrival Procedures                                                                                                                                        

This module will look at flight arrival procedures including the unloading of aircraft process, checking cargo pallets and containers and the subsequent transport to warehouse. It will also focus on local cargo, transiting cargo, transferring cargo and special loads.

 

2) Documentation

The module will provide clarity in the completion of the master air waybill.

 

3) Types of Shipment

You will learn about direct (consignee, consignor, freight forwarder, master airway bill, customs broker), back to back consolidation (freight forwarder, branch offices, gareway), and consolidation shipments (house airway bill, master airway bill, consolidation manifests, customs broker and clearance and charges).

 

4) Check-in

In this module we will look at the physical check-in procedures, potential discrepancies and irregularities, over shipment and short shipment and customs entry and response.

 

5) Customs Clearance

Here we will look at the customs clearance procedures including arrival confirmed, customs entry and customs response.

 

6) Physical Collection

This will look at the paperwork and physical collection procedures including release and collection notes, label checking and marking, collection of pallets and containers and Enhanced Remote Transit Shed (ERTS) removal.

 

Aircraft Weight & Balance Module:

 

1) General Characteristics - Flight Planning & Performance

Understand the Maximum Design Landing Weights (MDLW), the maximum weight for landing as designed by aircraft strength and Maximum Design Taxi Weight (MDTW), the maximum weight for ground manoeuvre as dictated by aircraft strength and airworthiness requirements. We will also discuss Maximum Design Take-off Weight (MTOW) and Operating Empty Weight (OTW). An introduction will also be given into Maximum Design Zero-Fuel Weight (MZFW), the maximum weight allowed before useable fuel is added and Maximum Payloads.

 

2) Structural Limitations   

Learn about structural limitations of different aircraft.

 

3) Negative Elements

Study the impacts of negative elements such as certain weather conditions at departure point, en-route and over destinations and the effect it will have on fuel loads. Learn about certain airfield conditions and runway lengths which could impact on the Maximum Design Take-off Weight (MTOW). Understand the importance of aircraft worthiness and the mechanical and technical issues which may prohibit an aircraft from reaching MTOW.    

 

4) Dispatch Load Planning

Look at the even distribution of fuel and payload within specified limits.

 

5) Centre of Gravity Limits – Weight & Balance

Examine terminology relating to ballast, centre of gravity limits, incorrect weight and balance aspects, centre of gravity out of range, weight out of range and the consequences of getting it right and wrong.

 

 

Liquid Explosives Familiarisation Module:

1) Introduction

The course will start with an introduction and familiarisation into liquid explosives and explain the aims and objectives of the course.

 

2) History of liquid explosives

This section of the course explains the history of liquid explosives and looks back at the original founders of nitro glycerine and how explosives developed through time.

 

3) Types of liquid explosives

This module examines in detail the different types of liquid explosives, their characteristics, composition and effects.

 

4) Current threat

This section of the course will explain the current threat from liquid explosives and why they are used. It will look at recent attempts and methodologies used in attempting to detonate a liquid explosive device on board an aircraft.

 

5) Conclusion

The course will then summarise explaining why liquid explosives are hard to detect and that they can come in a variety of guises.

 

Assignments:

After each module students are required to complete a short assessment
covering some of the course content.

Air Cargo Principles for Imports and Exports

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 40 Hours
DeliveryOnline
Course REF: TSA001