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Standard Line Maintenance Agreements (Classroom, 3 days)



Dedicated course for line maintenance buyers, sellers and contract managers.

Learn how to use the IATA Standard Ground Handling Agreement to its fullest potential as a commercial agreement and services description document for line maintenance services. This course covers the respective sections of the SGHA and shows you how to write the Annex B according to regulatory requirements for line maintenance.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: None

What you will learn

  • Identify differences between 2008 and 2013 versions of the SGHA
  • Analyze articles in the main agreement to identify opportunities and risks
  • Understand the services and descriptions of sections in Annex A
  • Derive and write an Annex B according to business and operational requirements

Course content

  • Standard Ground Handling Agreement
    • Legal framework for the SGHA
    • Versions overview: 1993-2008
    • Liability, as in Article 8 of the main agreement
    • Article 11 of the main agreement
    • Operations safety
    • Duration and termination terms
    • Review of Annex A and B
    • Interpretation of all sections and paragraphs
  • MRO Topics
    • European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Appendix XI to AMC 708 © - contract requirements
    • EASA part M
    • EU regulation for access to EU Community Airports
    • IATA Operations Safety Audit (IOSA) 1.11.2
    • Concession fee and tax
    • Contract administration
    • More...
  • 2013 version updates

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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.

Who should attend

  • Airline and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) buyers, sellers and contract managers
  • Continuing airworthiness managers
  • Commercial, agreement performance and service quality managers
  • Legal counsel


Additional information

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