Delhi - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is offering courses in India to serve the aviation and travel related training needs in the South Asia region.

“There is a huge demand from India for our training programmes. Between 2006 and 2008, India was among the top three countries in terms of the participants. By offering training courses in India, we will be better able to serve the aviation and travel related training needs in India, as well as Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Indian participants will also find it easier to get access to our globally recognized training programmes,” said Amitabh Khosla, IATA’s Country Director for India.

Twelve courses have been scheduled in 2009, with the inaugural course – Professional Skills for Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Instructors – commencing on 23 February. Other courses planned for 2009 include air cargo management, airline emergency planning and response management, and security management systems.

The IATA Training and Development Institute (ITDI) currently offers a continuously expanding portfolio of over 400 courses and a wide range of diplomas in the fields of Airlines, Airports, Civil Aviation, Air Navigation Services, Cargo, Safety and Security, as well as Management and Training Skills for every level - from entry level to senior managers. ITDI delivers training at more than 200 locations worldwide to over 31,000 students annually from around the world.

Notes for Editors:

  • IATA (International Air Transport Association) represents some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic.
  • India 2009 Training Schedule:

February Professional skills for DGR instructors
May Instructional techniques
Training needs assessment
Passenger proration
June Professional skills for DGR instructors
July Air cargo management
August Aviation internal auditor
Advanced aviation internal auditor
October Airline emergency planning and response management
November Cargo marketing
Professional skills for DGR instructors
Instructional techniques