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Standard Line Maintenance Agreements (Classroom, 3 days)

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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 48 participants from 24 countries have taken this course with IATA?


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.

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 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.


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

Next class

Jun 06 - Jun 08, 2018 - Belgium, Brussels (IATA)
2 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • 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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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

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

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.

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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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