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Airport Slots and Scheduling (Classroom, 3 days)

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Optimize your planning and master airport slot systems.

Due to rapid air traffic growth slot scheduling has become increasingly challenging as airports need to both promote access and maximize customer satisfaction. Learn how to get the most out of the Standard Schedules Information Manual (SSIM), and apply it to airport slot management and scheduling coordination according to the latest guidelines. Develop your skills in slot coordination messaging, and with the help of practical exercises improve your understanding of message data and additional schedule information lines.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Recommended level: Entry-level and Professional
Prerequisites: Participants should have a basic understanding of airline operations

Next class

Aug 26 - Aug 28, 2014 - China, Beijing (IATA)

3 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Execute slot scheduling and coordinate the process between the airline network and slot coordinators
  • Maximize your slot portfolio management capabilities
  • Apply scheduling procedures and understand EU regulations
  • Analyze capacity constraints and historic eligibility

Course content

IATA worldwide SLOT guidelines

  • Principles of slot allocation
  • Policy, demand and capacity
  • Process of coordination

Airport levels and their procedures

  • Level 1: non-coordinated airports
  • Level 2: facilitated airports
  • Level 3: coordinated airports

Standard Schedules Information Manual (SSIM)

  • Chapter 6
  • Filing for a new flight, changing and deleting flights

Slot monitoring and slot coordination procedures

Creating a Slot Historic List (SHL)

Understanding capacity constraints and slot mobility

Importance of EU rules and regulations

Handling complaints and rights of appeal

Handling and processing submissions

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  • Exercises on slot scheduling
  • Final exam

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 towards earning an IATA Diploma in:

Additional info

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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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline slot management and network personnel
  • Airport Slot Coordinators
  • Handling Agents

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