Airside Vehicle Operator's Permits (AVOPs) are issued by the GTAA to certify those able to drive in our gate, runway and aircraft taxi areas. Work duties related to AVOPs are designated on individual cards.
Note: AVOP applicants must demonstrate both a need and right to drive airside. The GTAA will determine the need to drive airside after assessing each AVOP application form, including the locations and frequency of requested airside access.
Completing the Airside Safety Awareness Training Program is mandatory prior to completing the written and practical exam both for new or expired AVOP applicants.
Training is administered by a certified GTAA trainer or by an authorized GTAA certified company trainer, and consists of in-class training and practical driving as outlined in the AVOP training manual. Once the training is completed, the applicant will be able to undertake the written exam.
AVOP training is valid for six months from the date shown on the bottom of applicant's AVOP Certification Student Checklist, which is received upon completion of the applicant's in-class and practical training. The applicant will have six months to undertake the AVOP written examination. If the applicant fails to attend and pass the AVOP written exam within this period, the applicant must redo their training.
Upon completion of the Airside Safety Awareness Training Program, the applicant is required to pass a written exam that covers the fundamentals of Airside Safety.
AVOP Training Materials
Items Required for Written Examination (New and Expired AVOP Applicants):
Date: Monday to Thursday (excluding holidays) at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.Location: Terminal 1, Ground Transportation Level, Room #EBS111 (Main concourse between Entry/Exit doors P and Q. Map.)
Parking validation is available to those who do not have employee parking and have parked at the Terminal 1 parking garage.
Practical examinations are conducted by GTAA Testers and authorized Tenant Testers. If your company does not have a certified tester, please contact the GTAA AVOP Office at (416) 776-AVOP (2867).Items Required for Practical Examination:
Note: You must report 10 minutes prior to your Drive Test Time.
DA or GA/DA AVOP:
In order to renew a current valid AVOP, you are only required to successfully pass your DA or GA/DA written exam. The exam can be written up to 90 days prior to the expiry of your AVOP.
In order to renew a current valid D AVOP, you are required to successfully pass your written exam and practical driving exam up to 90 days prior to the expiry of your current AVOP.
Contact the AVOP Office at (416) 776-AVOP(2867) to schedule a practical driving exam with a GTAA examiner.
It is recommended that you attempt to renew your AVOP early. In the event that you are not successful, you will still have enough time to write your exam again before you AVOP expires.
The required wait period for a failed exam is as follows:
Airport Traffic Directives, March 2012 Edition
AVOP Site Map April 2012
Vehicle Corridors T1/T3 Apron
Central Deicing Facility