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Aviation and the Environment - University of Geneva (Classroom, 3 days)

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Understand aviation environmental challenges and responses by drawing on best practices developed within the industry. Top IATA experts will impart their knowledge on specialized subjects.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: None.General reading of media and industry reports covering major environmental debates.

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What you will learn

  • Identify key factors for a sustainable aviation industry
  • Understand aviation’s contribution to climate change, noise, emissions, local air quality, land use planning and management of water and waste
  • Assess the various measures that are being implemented to minimize environmental impacts through technological, operational and infrastructure improvements, as well as regulatory and economic initiatives
  • Understand the negotiation rules and practices that lead to the identification of the most suitable solutions and communication tools at the local, national and international level

Course content

Context of the environmental debate in aviation

Contribution of aviation to climate change and global warming, and the measures being taken to combat these changes

Four Pillars Strategy to combat negative impact on the environment

European Emission Trading Scheme and the positions taken by governments, airlines, and other organizations

Outcomes of significant environment meetings

  • ICAO high Level meeting on climate change (7-9 October 2009)
  • Climate Summit in Copenhagen
  • Post-Kyoto framework
  • Conference of the Parties (COP16) in Mexico (Nov - Dec 2010)

A balanced approach to noise and airport local air quality issues

Considering environmental, economics and social issues together

Good communication with surrounding communities

Who should attend

  • Corporate and executive staff from airlines and airports
  • Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Air Navigation Service Providers
  • Ground Operations Service Providers
  • Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers and other operational staff
  • Representatives of aviation business

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.

Participants enrolled in the Diploma in Advanced Studies in Aviation Management will benefit from receiving an academic diploma from both University of Geneva and IATA.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

Additional information

This course has been customized into a three-day format for the IATA-University of Geneva Aviation Management program. It may be taken as a single certificate course, or as part of the Diploma in Advanced Studies in Aviation Management, or Executive MBA with specialization in aviation management.

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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