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International Air Law for Lawyers and Legal Professionals (Classroom, 5 days)

Este curso también es dado en Español.

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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 215 participants from 69 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Strengthen your understanding of air service agreements and learn how to negotiate between public and private international air law.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training.

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Management and Professional
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

Next class

Apr 09 - Apr 13, 2018 - Spain, Madrid (IATA)
3 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of the Chicago Convention and its relation to public international air law
  • Analyse the impact of private international air law instruments and the Warsaw system
  • Understand the definitions and conditions of code sharing and code share agreements

Course content

  • Public international air law
    • The Chicago ConventionSovereignty and freedoms of the air
    • Open skies agreements
    • Multilateral agreement on the liberalization of international air transportation
  • Private international air law
    • Warsaw and Montreal Conventions
    • Air carrier liabilities
    • Unification of rules concerning document of carriage
  • Aviation law in the EU
    • Liberalization
    • Regulation
  • Code share agreements and conventions
  • International aviation security regime

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline in-house counsel
  • Government officials involved in the air transport sector
  • Aviation lawyers in private practice
  • Lawyers in related fields seeking an understanding of the international aviation industry

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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About IATA Classroom Training
We train more than 10,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-company sessions. Our 200+ classroom courses are developed using IATA’s unique industry insight and delivered by IATA Instructors, experts in their fields. More

Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.


Rotimi Oguneso, Abdullahi Ibrahim and Co
It was really a valuable experience for me being exposed to the basic principles of International Aviation Law and the myriad conventions, protocols, practices and regulations that makes the course very interesting and exciting. More exciting is the willingness of other colleagues to share their knowledge and experience with someone like me who was starting from ground zero with regard to aviation law.

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