Ramp Inspection Training

Safety Assessment of Foreign/Community Aircraft (SAFA/SACA)


The steep GmbH has developed a training concept based on the guidelines of the EU Regulation 965/2012 and the requirements for ramp inspection specified therein (section ARO.RAMP). Through our training programmes, the ramp inspectors are enabled to carry out their inspection tasks on civil aircraft.

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Background and Certification

Background and Certification

In the European Union and its member states, aviation safety is regulated by the European Regulation 965/2012. It specifies technical requirements and administrative procedures in the field of civil aviation. This also includes ramp inspections on aircraft from other countries as well as their flight crews according to the currently applicable international (ICAO) as well as European (EASA) safety requirements.

The steep GmbH has been an approved SAFA Training Organisation since April of 2014. We successfully completed re-certification as Ramp Inspection Training Organisation (RITO) according to the new European Regulations with effect to December 9th, 2014.

Instructors and Courses

Instructors and Courses

Our trainers are authorised by the German Federal Aviation Office (LBA). They have a profound subject-matter qualification as well as many years of experience in ramp checks. In addition, they have received training on methods and didactics for their assignment as trainers.

They conduct the following courses all throughout Germany and internationally:

  • Initial Theoretical Training with a high ratio of practical exercises
  • Initial Practical Training mandatory practical day on the aircraft on day 4 of the Initial Training
  • Recurrent Theoretical Training with a high ratio of practical exercises
  • Recurrent Practical Training additional practical day on the aircraft upon request
  • Operational Bridge Training (OPS) with a focus on A-Items A3, A5, A6, A13, A14 as well as A22 und A23 where required
Training Locations

Training Locations

We fit our selection of training locations to the wishes and requirements of our participants. Currently, we are conducting training programmes at the following locations:

  • Bonn (Frankfurt Airport)
  • Berlin/Wildau (Schönefeld Airport)
  • Leipzig/Schkeuditz (Leipzig Airport)
  • Hamburg (Hamburg Airport)

Training Schedule 2018

We will gladly set up training dates in addition to our existing schedule upon consultation and according to needs. Changes of implementation dates or places are possible throughout the course of the year. The seminars will only take place if the minimum number of participants is reached.

Training DatesRemarks
ARO.RAMP Initial Training4 days, including practical day on the aircraftMarch 26-29, 2019 (Bonn)No longer available
ARO.RAMP OPS Training2 days theoretical trainingIndividual courses upon request
ARO.RAMP Recurrent Training2 days, including practical day on the aircraftMarch 19-20, 2019 (Leipzig)Still available
ARO.RAMP Recurrent Training2 days theoretical trainingSeptember 24-25, 2019 (Bonn)Still available
ARO.RAMP Recurrent Training2 days theoretical trainingNovember 26-27, 2019 (Bonn or Hamburg)Still available
Aviation English Training 5 days including examination ICAO Level 4, 5 and 6 on the last dayIndividual courses upon request
Human Factors TrainingIndividual courses upon request
Workshop Ramp Up1 day (practical examples)Individual courses upon request

Contact Persons

Florian Mager

Project Management
+49 228 6681 377

Angelika Braun

Project Assistance
+49 228 6681 452

Find more information on our certification by the German Federal Aviation Office (LBA) here