ICAO A-VDGS training

The training takes place from Monday to Wednesday between 9:00 CET and 16:00 CET

The GATE training guides trainees through the actions performed at an apron. It offers a bird’s eye view of how a docking station can influence the actions performed by an aircraft and its handlers on the airport apron. The GATE training provides an understanding of the design, installation, functionality and maintenance procedures of these Advanced Docking Guidance Systems (A-VDGS).

This technical course is suitable for project managers, technicians and maintenance managers willing to know every detail about the operation, the features, the installation, the maintenance and troubleshooting of SAFEDOCK X, T1 and T2 A-VDGS.


  • Introduce the requirements of VDGS and apron monitoring systems
  • Give a general overview of VDGS and apron monitoring systems and products (i.e. characteristics, features and functionality)
  • Introduce the international standards
  • Explain the principles of maintenance and safety

What is covered?

  1. The definition of Visual Docking Guidance Systems
  2. Applicable standards
    • ICAO annex 14 sections 5.3.25 and 5.3.26
    • EASA CD ADR-DSN.M.760
    • FAA
  3. Principles of Visual Docking Guidance Systems
    • Specifications of the different Safedock models
    • Components
    • Principle of operation of a VDGS
  4. Operational performance
    • Operation
    • Installation criteria
    • Commissioning procedures
    • Maintenance and troubleshooting
    • Testing and calibrating of a Safedock
  5. Introduction to safety requirements
    • Maintenance concepts
  6. Introduction to Service Manuals, Planned & Preventive Maintenance and Fault-Finding

Not Enrolled

Course Basic Info

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Location: Malmö, Sweden
  • Language: English