In January 2022, EATC published a new edition of the EGOM – EATC’s Ground Operations Manual. The 2022 version offers updates to ensure compliance with the newest regulations.
The first EGOM edition was launched in 2013. The objective was to standardise ground handling procedures so that cargo could be received, inspected, prepared and subsequently loaded for air transport at any main operation base in of the member nations. Thanks to the EGOM, the national handling units are enabled to handle processes for all EATC aircraft without any further guidance - neither from the cargo sending nation nor from the nation conducting the mission. The same goes for passengers.
Each year, EATC reviews the manual in close cooperation with the member nations’ ground handling experts. The objective is of course to keep it up to date with the latest provisions and to harmonise the standards. But EATC is also continuously looking into opportunities to offer a user friendly manual, taking into account national needs. In the forthcoming years, efforts will focus on improving the EGOM through broader digitisation and thus increase the connectivity among the ground handling community.
EATC’s Ground Operations Manual brings much needed interoperability in handling passengers and cargo! This is of utmost importance as ground handling is key for safe, secure and efficient air transport missions.
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