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Introduction to the Airline Industry

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Start with the essentials to launch a career in the airline industry. Learn about the history of airline organizations, and the various operational and business functions that make up an airline.

    Course format: This is a distance learning course, available in printed or electronic format.

    • This course requires approximately 40 - 45 hours of study, to be completed in 18 months.
    • All candidates will be given 2 attempts to successfully complete the final exam.
    • To successfully pass the exam, the student must achieve a grade of 60% or higher.
    • An IATA Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the final examination.
    • This course is part of the Diploma in Aviation Studies

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Know the history, current scale and scope of the airline industry
  • Find out about the multiple operational and business functions of airlines
  • Describe the duties and responsibilities of key airline personnel

Key topics

  • Airline Organizational Structure and Personnel
  • Airline Business Model
  • Airline Fleet
  • Airline Manufacturers and Vendors
  • Government and industry agencies

Table of Contents (pdf)

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Entry-level airline industry staff
  • Newcomers to the airline industry

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the final examination.

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

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Exam information

  • Exam Delivery Method: Supervised exam in IATA Exam location. Physical Attendance is required. Depending on exam venue availability online exams are available.
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice questions, Closed Text Book
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Time Allowance: 3 hours
  • Passing Grade: 60 correct answers
  • Distinction Grade: 90 correct answers
  • Course edition applicable for the Exam: Please refer to this page

iPad package
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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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