Managing Accident Prevention and Investigation (Classroom)

Some of these topics are also explored in the following virtual classroom course:

Did you know that in the past 4 years, 334 participants from 39 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Starting with an overview of the legal responsibilities involved as per ICAO Annex 13, 19 and ICAO Doc. 9859, this course provides you with a practical understanding of accident preparedness and the details of the investigation process in the case of an aircraft accident. Gain the knowledge and skills to manage or participate in an accident response and support formal investigations.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

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Course code: TCVG-16

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.


  • Participants should have prior knowledge of ICAO Annexes 13, 19, Doc 9859 AN/460.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

Next class

Managing Accident Prevention and Investigation (Classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
21 - 25 November, 2022
Register before 21 Aug, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 31 Oct
All prices are before tax. Class no: 148873 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,736
USD 2,232
USD 2,480

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the entire accident investigation process
  • Know how to manage accident preparedness
  • Participate in and support formal investigations

    Course content

    The key topics that are covered during this course include:

    • Basic safety concepts and terminology
    • State accident investigation responsibilities especially Annex 13, 19 and ICAO Doc 9859
    • European regulation, national and domestic provisions and military provisions
    • Preparation and readiness for an investigation into an aircraft accident
    • Step by step process for managing an accident response including support functions such as managing communications and the media
    • Participation in on-site investigation including safety on the accident site
    • Accident and incident investigation techniques
    • Flight recorders
    • Airframe investigation
    • How to manage investigation into the power plant both on-site and in the workshop
    • Fire investigation
    • How to investigate various aircraft systems


    • Numerous case studies
    • Videos
    • Exercises

    Who should attend

    This course is recommended for personnel involved in accident investigations from:

    • Civil aviation authorities
    • Airport authorities
    • Air navigation service providers
    • Airlines
    • Accident investigation agencies and related aviation organizations

    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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