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Airport Certification and Infrastructure Standards (Classroom, 5 days)

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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 139 participants from 35 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Keep your aerodrome facilities up-to-standard, meeting the latest certification requirements.

Gain detailed knowledge on aerodrome operator obligations in order to assess your facility’s level of compliance. Learn how to recommend structural changes and improve day-to-day operations.

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional training partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 40 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Review key topics in the Manual on the Certification of Aerodromes
  • Understand the certification regulatory system, certification model regulations and procedures
  • Identify and measure the impacts of the certification requirements on the operations of an aeorodrome
  • Understand and fulfill the respective roles and responsibilities of the aerodrome operator and the regulator
  • Learn aerodrome operator obligations to ICAO: Annex 14, emergency response plan, safety management system and aerodrome manual
  • Put theories into practice through a course integration exercise

Course content

Standard and requirements

  • EU 216/2008 and EU 1108/2009
  • EU 139/2014
  • EASA Certification specifications and guidance material
  • ICAO Annex 14
  • ICAO Aerodrome certification requirements
  • Aerodrome manual
  • Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs)


  • Apron safety management and AVOTP
  • Emergency response
  • Aerodrome inspection

Safety standards

  • Introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • Operational safety during construction

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Aerodrome operators
  • Airside personnel
  • CAA personnel
  • Compliance inspectors
  • Airport planners

Prerequisites: Participants should have prior knowledge of airport layout, operations and facilities

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.

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