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International Airline Training Fund (IATF)

The International Airline Training Fund (IATF) is a non-profit foundation whose purpose is to bridge the training gaps for airlines in regions of the world where it is most needed. Training opportunities are offered in most areas of the airline business, but priority is given to training in airline's operational safety. IATF is funded by donations from IATA members and other organizations involved in the air transport industry.

Action learning for safety improvement initiatives  



Action learning involves working on real life problems for airlines. Employees work and learn together by tackling real issue in their work environment through hands on approach.

The IATF brings action learning programs to address operational safety through a program of 3 in company workshops, addressing gaps that have been identified through IOSA and Safety Management Systems.

The results will lead to a concrete action plan to be implemented by a dedicated task force, which has clear accountabilities, timelines, measurements of progress, and deliverables.

Best practices in people management & development

IATF through the People Management and Development for Airlines Program (PMDA) enables airlines to strategically strengthen their people base and processes to make sure that they have the right people, with the right skills, in the right place at the right time. This program is based on Action Learning principles with clearly set out action plans and deliverables.

Through making the most of HR department’s resources, and through the streamlining of processes for people management, airline employees will be able to realize their full potential.

IOSA training initiative for African airlines 

This initiative aims to provide a better understanding of IOSA Standards and Recommended Practices (ISARPS) and to provide guidance and tools to establish action plans towards ISARPs implementation.

This is in support of the Abuja Declaration on aviation safety in Africa endorsed by the African Union’s Ministerial Meeting on Aviation Safety.

Diploma in Safety Oversight for Civil Aviation Authorities in Africa

Since 2014, IATF training support has also been extended to civil aviation authorities in Africa in the form of a 5-module diploma program which aims to further enhance IOSA awareness and improve the safety oversight capabilities of safety inspectors in the region.

Additional information

For more information on IATF initiatives contact the IATF Manager.

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