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Aircraft Accident Investigation (Classroom, 5 days)

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This course enables airline staff members to participate in an aircraft accident and serious incident investigation in accordance with ICAO Annex 13 standards. Special attention is given to understanding the underlying causes of accidents and incidents in order to improve safety and prevent future occurrences.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Recommended level: Advanced and intermediate
Prerequisites: None

Next class

Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2015 - Singapore (IATA)

3 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

  • Raise awareness about the objectives of aircraft accident investigation, its origins and current practices
  • Gain knowledge on the global best practices applied by states, authorities and organizations around the world involved in accident and incident investigations
  • Learn about the types of accidents and serious incidents
  • Understand the role your airline and nominated staff should play when assisting the investigation of an accident
  • Identify the various workgroups and their roles in the investigation
  • Learn the rights of an airline as an operator in the compilation of the final report

Course content

  • Aviation organization, regulatory agencies and management systems
  • Introduction to ICAO SARPs
  • Regulatory overview and Annex 13 SARPs
  • Investigation authorities
  • State obligations
  • Participating in an investigation
  • Rights and obligations of participants
  • Conducting an investigation
  • The airline advisor and expert
  • Airline support functions
  • Accident reporting
  • Safety recommendations
  • Airline go-team

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Who should attend

  • Operational and technical airline staff
  • Safety managers
  • CAA aircraft investigators
  • Operational manufacturer staff

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

Additional information

About IATA Classroom Training
We train more than 10,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-company sessions. Our 200+ classroom courses are developed using IATA’s unique industry insight and delivered by IATA Instructors, experts in their fields. More

Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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