What is the IATA Airport Handling Manual and Why You Need It
The IATA Airport Handling Manual (AHM) is a comprehensive guide to the policies and standards that support safe and efficient ground operations at airports. It covers all aspects of passenger, baggage, cargo, mail, aircraft handling and loading, load control, aircraft movement control, ground handling agreements, ground support equipment specifications, environmental specifications and ground operations training.
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If you are involved in any of these areas of airport operations, you need the AHM to ensure compliance with international regulations and best practices. The AHM is updated annually to reflect the latest changes and developments in the industry. It also includes the only industry-recognized contract template, the Standard Ground Handling Agreement (SGHA) and the suggested template for Service Level Agreement (SLA).
By using the AHM, you can benefit from:
Improved safety and quality of service
Reduced costs and risks
Enhanced customer satisfaction and loyalty
Increased operational efficiency and productivity
Harmonized procedures and terminology
Access to digital products with automatic updates and search function
The AHM is a complementary manual to the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM), which is procedure-driven and focuses on \"how to do\" ground operations. The AHM is policy-driven and focuses on \"what to do\" in ground operations. You can buy them together and save.
To order the AHM online or to learn more about its contents and benefits, visit https://www.iata.org/en/publications/store/airport-handling-manual/
The AHM is one of the many manuals, standards and regulations that IATA publishes to help air transport professionals achieve excellence in their fields. To browse other publications, visit https://www.iata.org/en/publications/manuals-standards-regulations/
What's New in the 2023 Edition of the AHM
The 2023 edition of the AHM includes over 350 updates to reflect the latest regulations, standards and best practices in ground operations. Some of the significant changes that were made to the 43rd AHM include:
Inclusion of the GOSM (ISAGO Standards Manual) Ed.10 checklists in the electronic version in the toolbox.
Major revisions to the AHM 810 Standard Ground Handling Agreement, such as aligning with AHM 620 and IGOM, enhancing corporate responsibility, introducing a new sub-article covering material changes to the carriers' manual, procedures or instructions, and more.
Clarification of the baggage tracking and tracking systems in Annexes A & B.
Change from Travel Documents to Documents Required to Travel in Annexes A & B, distinguishing between travel documents, visas and health-related documents as per ICAO Annex 9 and IGOM Chapter 1.
Renaming of Section 3.8 to Ground Movement of Aircraft and update of the section to align with IGOM in Annexes A & B.
Complete update of Section 5.4 -Physical Handling Outbound/inbound in Annexes A & B.
Complete update to Section 7 â Security in Annexes A & B to align with changes in ICAO Annex 17.
How to Use the AHM Effectively
The AHM is designed to be user-friendly and easy to access. You can choose from different formats and languages to suit your preferences and needs. You can also benefit from volume discounts when purchasing the AHM & IGOM Combos.
The digital products come with automatic updates for the year and a search function that makes finding current information easy. Plus, they are cheaper than the print versions. You can access the digital products online or offline through your desktop or mobile devices.
The print versions are also available for those who prefer a hard copy. They are printed on demand and shipped worldwide. You can also order previous editions of the AHM if you need them for reference or comparison.
To use the AHM effectively, you should familiarize yourself with its structure and contents. The AHM consists of 11 chapters, each covering a specific area of ground operations. Each chapter contains definitions, policies, standards, procedures, guidelines and examples. You should also refer to the appendices, annexes and toolbox for additional information and resources.
You should also keep track of the updates and changes that are made to the AHM every year. You can find a summary of the changes in the introduction section of each edition. You can also subscribe to the IATA newsletter or follow IATA on social media to stay informed of the latest news and developments in ground operations. e0e6b7cb5c