Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer

The course provides the participants with an in-depth and holistic understanding of Munich Airport’s approach for Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) Programmes. It will equip participants will the necessary methodologies and tools for a structured approach to set-up and execute an ORAT Programme in order to achieve safe, secure and efficient operations from day one onwards. It imparts knowledge about the typical phases and interdependencies of an ORAT Programme. It covers necessary project and stakeholder management aspects as well as the planning and execution of the ORAT core elements such as the preparation of operational documents, familiarization and training, trial operations as well as airport transfer, opening and post-opening support.

Participants further benefit from Munich Airport’s extensive ORAT experience of more than 25 years and are also introduced to key learning points in order to be able to adapt them when setting up their own ORAT Programme.


Upon completion of the training the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the necessity and benefit of a structured ORAT Programme
  • Define structure and scope of an ORAT Programme

  • Define necessary ORAT programme management related tools and how to implement them

  • Identify, integrate and manage stakeholders involved in an ORAT Programme

  • Develop and align processes and procedures for the new infrastructure

  • Identify and follow-up preparation status of each stakeholder

  • Set-up, execute and evaluate training and familiarization requirements

  • Set-up, execute and evaluate a comprehensive trial programme for the new infrastructure

  • Identify, analyse and implement suitable transfer options (incl. necessary logistics)

  • Define measures for the opening and post-opening support

  • Define contingency procedures in case of lack of readiness of certain elements


  • Introduction to ORAT

  • ORAT Core Programme

  • ORAT Programme Management – tools and methodologies: 

  1. ORAT Setup, 
  2. ORAT Preparation, 
  3. ORAT Familiarization and Training, 
  4. ORAT Trials, 
  5. ORAT Transfer, 
  6. ORAT Opening Support and
  7. ORAT Post-Opening Support 

Target group

Generally the course benefits all decision makers, managers and staff responsible for an ORAT Programme or parts of an ORAT Programme such as:

  • Airport General Managers
  • Airport Operations Managers
  • Airport Project Managers
  • Airline Project Managers
  • Construction Company Project Managers
  • Readiness Managers
  • Transition Managers

Assessment and Certification

Participants need to show their understanding of the content and their ability to adapt their new knowledge by group exercise throughout the week as well as a final exam/case study at the end of the course.

At a glance

  • Form of learning: Classroom training
  • Location:
  • Language: English


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Duration: 5 days


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