Aerobridge training

Training certifications to ensure the safe operation of aerobridges at Darwin International Airport.

Become an Aerobridge Operator

Darwin International Airport use passenger aerobridges on five bays of our Air Transport Apron (ATA). These aerobridges enable passengers to board and disembark easily and efficiently, and allow for the safe transfer of passengers between the aircraft and the airport terminal without being affected by weather conditions.

They also improve security by limiting access to aprons and operational areas.

These aerobridges are common-use facilities and may only be operated by personnel who are authorised employees of airlines or ground handling agents. 

Certification as an Aerobridge Operator is restricted to those persons who will be required to regularly operate aerobridges as part of their job function and have successfully completed aerobridge operations training and assessment and certified as competent to operate each type of aerobridge.

To receive certification as an Aerobridge Operator, you are required to demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of the procedures. You will be required to do the following:

  • Complete the initial Aerobridge Practical Training Record signed by an Authorised Aerobridge Trainer
  • Complete the Online Aerobridge Induction and Assessment.

Register for the Aerobridge Induction and assessment by emailing, advising:

  • Full Name
  • Organisation
  • Aerobridge Induction and if you require Fixed, Drive or both.