Incident / Accident Prevention and Investigation (classroom)



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About the course

5-day (40 hours) classroom course

IATA Incident / Accident Prevention and Investigation aviation training course

This course provides you with a practical understanding of the systems and tools that organizations have or should have in place that are intended to manage safety risk and reduce the occurrence of incidents and accidents. The course also provides you with knowledge and tools that can be used when assigned responsibilities associated with internal incident investigations.

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Course code: TCVG-16

Course format


  • You should have some prior knowledge of Aviation Safety Management and Quality Assurance Principles.
  • 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

In-house training

To arrange in-house training for your company, please complete the in-house training request form or contact the Training Specialist in your region.

Next class

Incident / Accident Prevention and Investigation (classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
20 - 24 November, 2023
Register before Aug 20, 2023 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 30 Oct
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 172532
USD 1,872
USD 2,408
USD 2,676

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain how aviation safety regulations are drafted and how compliance and quality assurance contribute to an organization’s safety performance
  • Outline the basics of SMS and Risk Management
  • Summarize human factors and organizational behavior and discuss the influence of culture
  • Establish differences between accident investigations and internal incident investigations
  • Explain how an internal incident investigation is conducted and the methodology for drafting a report
  • Outline the basics associated with an aircraft accident investigation

    Course content

    The key topics that are covered during this course include:

    • The link between aviation accidents and rule making
    • State accident investigation responsibilities especially Annex 13, 19 and ICAO Doc 9859
    • Importance of developing and maintaining comprehensive and effective internal policies and procedures
    • Importance of structured safety management in preventing incidents and accidents
    • Importance in understanding human factors, culture and organizational behavior in preventing incidents and accidents
    • Differences and similarities in internal incident investigations and state-controlled accident investigations
    • Initiating and conducting an internal incident investigation
    • Basic accident investigation procedures
    • Incident investigation report


    • 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
    • Aircraft maintenance organizations
    • Airlines

    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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