Escort and Follow-Me Operations


The Airports Council International (ACI) Escort and Follow-Me Operations course explores the fundamentals of Escort and Follow-Me operations at airports.

The course explains why Escort and Follow-Me Operations are required on a daily basis at airports and provides the theoretical knowledge required to undertake them.

The course also outlines the requirements for Escort and Follow-Me driver training programs.


On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand how Escort & Follow-Me operations help to facilitate secure, safe and efficient airside operations
  • Recognise the similarities and differences that exist between Escort and Follow-Me operations
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of the driver in performing Escort and Follow-Me operations
  • Describe the key steps involved in conducting successful Escort and Follow-Me operations
  • Understand the procedures that must be followed when conducting Escort and Follow-Me operations
  • Understand the training that should be undertaken to ensure driver competence to conduct Escort and Follow-Me operations

Who Should Enrol?

  • Personnel required to conduct Escort and Follow-Me Operations
  • Personnel responsible for training Escort and Follow-Me drivers
  • Airport managers, supervisors or team members with operations, safety or compliance responsibilities
  • Anyone interested in a career in airport operations and/or safety

Course Content

The ACI Escort and Follow-Me Operations course covers the following topics:

Introduction to Escort and Follow-Me Operations

  • What Escort and Follow-Me operations are required
  • How Escort and Follow-Me operations contribute to secure, safe and efficient airside operations

Driver Roles and Responsibilities

  • Licence / permit requirements
  • Basic safety rules drivers should follow
  • Hazards drivers must be aware of and manage
  • The requirements for conducting vehicle checks

Escort Operations

  • When Escort operations may be required
  • Requirements for pre-Escort briefings
  • Steps involved in conducting Escort operations
  • Recommended procedures / practices

Follow-Me Operations

  • When Follow-Me operations may be required
  • Steps involved in conducting a Follow-Me operation
  • Recommended procedures / practices

Training Requirements

  • Best practice training methodology to ensure driver competence
  • Recommended training content


This course includes an integrated online assessment. Candidates must successfully complete the assessment to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course info

  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Language: English
  • Level: Short Course
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$150.00 CAD