Air Cargo Fundamentals (Virtual Classroom)


Are you interested in joining the air cargo industry and need a foundation in this area? Do you need to deploy new resources in this vital area of air cargo, fast?

This one-day course delivered by an air cargo industry expert will quickly get you up and running. You will acquire basic understanding of the terms, equipment, documents and procedures used in the global air cargo industry. You will be well equipped to make a meaningful contribution in your area immediately.

Course code: TCGG-32-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will include live interactive virtual classroom sessions requiring your participation, multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment

Technical requirements

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  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Entry-level
  • 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

Next class

Air Cargo Fundamentals (Virtual Classroom)

Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
16 June, 2020
Please register by 02 Jun
All prices are before tax. Class no: 127815 English
Dev. Nations
USD 350
USD 450
USD 500

2 sessions daily:

8:30-10:30 & 14:00-16:00 Geneva (UTC+2)
10:30-12:30 & 16:00-18:00 Dubai (UTC+4)
14:30-16:30 & 20:00-22:00 Singapore (UTC+8)

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1 additional classes are scheduled

Air Cargo Fundamentals (Virtual Classroom)

Virtual Session Asia (IATA)
14 July, 2020
Register before 23 Jun, 2020 for a USD100 discount
Please register by 30 Jun
All prices are before tax. Class no: 127816 English
Dev. Nations
USD 350
USD 450
USD 500

2 sessions daily:

13:00-15:00 & 17:00-19:00 Singapore (UTC+8)
7:00-9:00 & 11:00-13:00 Geneva (UTC+2)
9:00-11:00 & 13:00-15:00 Dubai (UTC+4)

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Summarize standard terms used in air cargo
  • Identify aircraft types and equipment
  • Recognize important air cargo documents including Air WayBill
  • Describe various stakeholders and their roles in air cargo
  • Differentiate between various cargo types
  • Discuss the term “Ready for carriage”

Course content

  • Air cargo business and industry terms
  • Aircraft and equipment
  • Special cargo
  • Documents
  • Basic rating principles: actual weight, volume weight, consolidations
  • Stakeholders: shippers, forwarders, consignees
  • Regulatory authorities’ key topics

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • New entrants to the air cargo industry
  • Employees from other areas to be deployed in air cargo sales or operations
  • Junior agents, interns, counter clerks, operations personnel

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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