Overview of the Air Transportation System (e-learning)



About the course

3-hour e-learning course

IATA Overview of the Air Transportation System aviation training course

I just wanted to tell you how great this course is. The format is engaging and enjoyable. I hope you continue to offer more courses like this. Gregg Schockman, American Airlines

This course will provide you with an overview of the air transportation system and illustrate the interdependence among its components: airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities and air navigation services. You will explore the complex system which is required in order to carry passengers and goods from point A to point B, and the organizations, people and technologies that make the air transport industry safe and sustainable.

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Course code: TCVG-92

Group discounts
Considerable discounts are available for multiple purchases (30+ users) of this course. To simplify company-wide implementation, you can also host this e-learning course on your company’s Learning Management. Please contact us for more information.

Course format

  • This self-study e-learning course requires approximately 3 hours of study, to be completed within 6 months from the purchase date (enrollment validity).
  • After the enrollment validity expires, the users will not have access to the course content and will not be able to take the exam/assessment.
  • The recommended level for this course is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • Student performance will be based on an exam/assessment. Please refer to the Exam/Assessment Information below for more details.

Registration information

Important: Please note that if you are purchasing courses for more than one person, you must create a User Account for each individual. Registration and payment must be done through each User Account. You cannot use one User Account to purchase courses for multiple individuals. However, you may pay for multiple individuals by one credit card or bank transfer through each individual’s User Account. If you pay by bank transfer, please attach a copy of the bank transfer issued by the sender’s bank to each individual’s order.


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Course fee by user
USD 100

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Describe the missions, roles and responsibilities of airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities (CAA) and air navigation services (ANS)
  • Explain the role of ICAO and the major world aviation organizations
  • Describe correlations and interdependencies between the components of the air transportation system
  • Summarize current issues impacting the air transportation system

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Air transportation system
  • World aviation organizations
  • Fundamentals of:
    • Airline operations
    • Airport operations
    • Air navigation services
    • Civil aviation authorities

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline, airport, CAA, and ANS provider employees, line and middle-management
  • New professionals in all fields of aviation
  • Academic students
  • Aviation enthusiasts

Certificate awarded

Upon successful completion of the exam/assessment, you will be awarded a Certificate that you can print for your records.

Exam/Assessment information

Please read the General Information on Self-study exams.

  • Delivery method: Unsupervised online-based exam. Assessment can be taken at any time at your convenience.
  • Format: 20 multiple-choice questions
  • Time allowance: 1 hour
  • Passing grade: 70% correct answers
  • Number of exam/assessment attempts: 2

Important note: The exam/assessment should be accessed after you have completed the course module. Once you have started the assessment you can no longer access the course module.

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