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Airport Operations - Distance Learning

This course is also delivered in English.

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About

Starting a career or wishing to expand your knowledge in airports? Get the essential knowledge you need to succeed.

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

  • This course requires approximately 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 of aviation and understand the role airports play in the economy
  • Discover the various airport customers and partners
  • Gain knowledge about the multiple operational and business functions of airports
  • Acquire the tools to apply your knowledge and skills to your airport environment

Key topics

  • Operational functions of the airport
  • Rescue, fire fighting and other support services
  • Airport issues and challenges
  • The future of airports
  • Technological developments

Course Content (pdf)

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Recently appointed airport staff
  • Travel industry staff
  • Newcomers to the industry

Certificate awarded

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

Additional information

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

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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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