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Airline Contract Law (Classroom, 4 days)

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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 192 participants from 73 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Acquire a detailed understanding of airline contractual agreements.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training.

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 4 days (32 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Management and Professional
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

Next class

Jan 23 - Jan 26, 2018 - Italy, Rome (IATA)
7 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of contract law and drafting principles
  • Identify the sources of airline contract law, such as international air law, interline and marketing, and distribution agreements between airlines
  • Analyze contracts that exist between the airline and the passenger
  • Review aircraft and engine purchase agreements, aircraft charter, and wet and dry leases
  • Demonstrate the creation and management of airline ground handling agreements, catering agreements and outsourcing agreements

Course content

  • International air law
  • Procurement
  • Contract process and drafting
  • Risk allocation
  • Passenger contract of carriage
  • Marketing and distribution
  • Outsourcing
  • Aircraft sales and purchase agreements
  • Interline agreements
  • Maintenance and catering agreements
  • Ground handling agreements

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Professional Airline Managers
  • Airport and other aviation professionals who deal with airline contractual issues
  • Legal professionals who want more knowledge in the aviation and airline fields

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion 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:

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About IATA Classroom Training
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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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