Criteria for issuing airport/aerodrome safety inspector card in Vietnam

Criteria for issuing airport/aerodrome safety inspector card in Vietnam
Bảo Ngọc

On November 30, 2021, the Ministry of Transport of Vietnam promulgated Circular 29/2021/TT-BGTVT elaborating management and operation of airports and aerodromes.

According to the Circular, the person who is appointed as an airport/aerodrome safety inspector or issued with the inspector card is subject to the following requirements:

- Have obtained at least a bachelor’s degree;

(The current regulations stipulated individuals graduated in engineering, construction or law from a university)

- Have at least 05 years' work experience in airport or aerodrome management and operation if he/she has obtained at least a bachelor’s degree in the technical-related major or field of study;

- Have at least 07 years' work experience in airport or aerodrome management and operation if he/she has obtained  at least a bachelor’s degree in another major or field of study;

(Currently, the requirement is to have a minimum of 5 years working in airport or aerodrome management and operation)

- Be proficient in English at level 2 according to Vietnam’s language proficiency framework or equivalent or higher in accordance with regulations of law on education and training;

(Currently, the requirement is TOEIC 450 or equivalent)

- Possess a certificate of completion of training courses for airport/aerodrome safety inspectors which is issued by the CAAV or a training institution recognized by ICAO, ACI or IATA.

Circular 29/2021/TT-BGTVT takes effect from January 15, 2022 and replaces Circular 17/2016/TT-BGTVT; Circular 30/2020/TT-BGTVT.



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