Airport Familiarization Seminar

Understanding Regional and Small Airport Management & Operations from A to Z

Who should attend?

Explorer Solutions is pleased to present this new one-day seminar, created primarily for members of small and regional airport boards and advisory committees, municipal staff involved in planning, public works, marketing and communication, as well as economic development representatives.

Designed to review all of the key aspects of airport operations and management, the seminar covers multiple topics, from Transport Canada Rules and Regulations to innovative marketing and revenue generating strategies at airports. In addition, learn about the common issues being faced by many of today’s regional and small airports and stay current on industry best practices.


Airports are important economic engines. As a result, airport representatives must be well-versed and up-to-date on the aviation sector in order to make well informed decisions. This seminar presents the critical information necessary to understand airport operations and today’s changing airport environment.

Course Content

Topics to be covered include:

  • Transport Canada Rules and Regulations
  • Airport Management & Infrastructure
  • Airport Users – GA, BA, FBO, Airlines, Flight schools
  • Land Use, Planning and Development
  • Navigation and Weather Systems
  • Airport Security and Safety  Issues
  • Alternative Sources of Revenue for Airports
  • Airport Budgets – Fees, Revenues and Expenses
  • Air Service Development
  • Airport Marketing
  • Airport Governance
  • Airport Best Practices


The seminar runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The schedule includes a one-hour lunch break from 12 pm to 1 pm.
Note: This schedule is flexible, and sessions may begin earlier or later to meet customer needs.


The price for the seminar is CAD 375.00$ per participant, plus applicable taxes. The rate includes all course materials as well as lunch and coffee breaks.
Where and when do the seminars take place?

We offer you 2 options:

Scheduled Seminars

Click on the ‘Available Seminars’ button below to view the list of available seminars scheduled in your area and elsewhere across Canada (you can use the search tool to narrow down your research). If no seminars are listed in your area or if you do not find a convenient location or date, please visit our website on a regular basis or contact us as we may run additional courses subject to demand.

Request a Private Seminar

If you have group of 8 or more participants (involved with the same airport), we can organize a private seminar at the location and date of your choice. To learn more about these private sessions, feel free to contact us by email at or by phone at 450-441-9055.

How to register for a seminar?

Register online for  a scheduled seminar by clicking on the ‘Available Seminars’ button on the right; select the desired date and location and click on the ‘Register’ button.


Contact us (click the button on the right) to indicate your interest, share your particular needs and help us arrange a seminar in your area or at your airport.