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Introduction to the Airline Industry

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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 485 participants from 72 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About

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 distance learning course is available in Printed or eTextbook format.
  • This course requires approximately 40 - 45 hours of study, to be completed in 18 months.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details
  • 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

    Download the course outline

    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 to participants successfully passing the final exam.

    Exam information

    Please read the General Information on Distance Learning Exams, and check the Distance Learning - Course edition list for exams when booking your exam.

    • 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
    • Number of exam attempts: 2

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

    Additional information

    iPad package
    Select any 4 (out of a choice of 8) Aviation Courses in eTextbook format and receive them with a free iPad.

    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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