International Airline Training Fund (IATF)
The International Airline Training Fund (IATF) is a non-profit foundation whose purpose is to bridge the training gaps for airlines in regions of the world where it is most needed. Training opportunities are offered in most areas of the airline business, but priority is given to training in airline's operational safety. IATF is funded by donations from IATA members and other organizations involved in the air transport industry.
Action learning for safety improvement initiatives
Action learning involves working on real life problems for airlines. Employees work and learn together by tackling real issue in their work environment through hands on approach.
The IATF brings action learning programs to address operational safety through a program of 3 in company workshops, addressing gaps that have been identified through IOSA and Safety Management Systems. The results will lead to a concrete action plan to be implemented by a dedicated task force, which has clear accountabilities, timelines, measurements of progress, and deliverables.
Best practices in people management & development
IATF through The People Management and Development for Airlines Program (PMDA) enables airlines to strategically strengthen their people base and processes to make sure that they have the right people, with the right skills, in the right place at the right time. This program is based on Action Learning principles with clearly set out action plans and deliverables.
Through making the most of HR department’s resources, and through the streamlining of processes for people management, airline employees will be able to realize their full potential.
News for IATF in Africa – IOSA training initiative for African airlines
This initiative aims to provide a better understanding of IOSA Standards and Recommended Practices (ISARPS) and to provide guidance and tools to establish action plans towards ISARPs implementation; the target is to have all African airlines complete an IATA Operational Safety Audit by the end of 2015.
This is in support of the Abuja Declaration on aviation safety in Africa endorsed by the African Union’s Ministerial Meeting on Aviation Safety. 10 airlines committed to IOSA completed the training in 2013, and 10 more have been identified for 2014.
For more information on IATF initiatives in Africa contact the IATF Manager.
Other opportunities for training IATF (pdf)