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Airport Slots and Coordination (Classroom, 3 days)

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Due to the growth of air traffic, the discrepancy between airport capacity demand and capacity allocation has grown significantly. The increasing demand for airline slots is becoming a major concern for airports that do not have the capacity to sustain this growth.

This course will help you learn how to allocate and coordinate airport slots by applying IATA's Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG), the accepted global standard for the policies, principles, and procedures of airport slot management. Learn how to apply the standard communication procedures from IATA's Standard Schedules Information Manual (SSIM) to messages between airlines and slot coordinators.

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional training partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 24 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

Next class

Dec 02 - Dec 04, 2015 - Russian Federation, Moscow (NPAC-RTP)

6 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Allocate slots according to the requirements and procedures for either facilitated (level 2) airports or coordinated (level 3) airports
  • Apply the standard procedures for communication between airlines and slot coordinators
  • Maximize your slot portfolio management capabilities
  • Apply slot procedures and understand the impact of international rules and regulations
  • Execute slot messages in compliance with SSIM Chapter 6
  • Analyze capacity constraints and historic slot eligibility

Course content

  • IATA Worldwide Slot Guidelines
    • Principles of slot allocation
    • Policy, demand and capacity
    • Process of airport coordination
  • Airport levels and their procedures
  • International rules and regulations
  • Capacity constraints and the slot process
  • Complaints and rights of appeal
  • SSIM Chapter 6
  • Slot monitoring and coordination procedures
  • Slot Historic List (SHL)

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  • Practical exercises

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline slot managers and network staff
  • Airport slot coordination staff
  • Civil aviation staff
  • Handling agents
  • Airport staff

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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