Aircraft De-icing Operations Management (classroom)

Did you know that in the past 4 years, 143 participants from 28 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

3-day classroom course

IATA Aircraft De-icing Operations Management aviation training course

Understand aircraft de-icing standards and procedures as required by regulators, airlines, de-icing service providers and airport authorities.

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: TAPG-02

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.


  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 or the equivalent for courses held in languages other than English.

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

Aircraft De-icing Operations Management (classroom)

Germany, Frankfurt (FRA-RTP)
22 - 23 September, 2022
Register before 01 Sep, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 31 Aug
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 147999
USD 1,470
USD 1,890
USD 2,100

This class is offered in cooperation with FRAPORT.

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Know the ICAO, IATA, EASA, FAA and Transport Canada aircraft de-icing standards
  • Meet legal responsibilities to manage and oversee de-icing operations
  • Coordinate an efficient winter operation plan between airlines, de-icing providers and the airport authority
  • Evaluate de-icing operations through audits

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Winter operations overview and de-icing services analysis
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Methodology
  • Evaluating equipment characteristics and solutions
  • Cost and savings analysis
  • Central de-icing facilities
  • Environmental impact and mitigation
  • Audits

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline managers, coordinators, flight operations managers, and station managers
  • Airport authority operations managers
  • Ground service provider staff
  • Regulator staff

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

Ground Operations Diploma

Gain management and operational knowledge about efficient ground operations for airlines and GSPs.

  • English
  • Español
  • Français

Airside Operations Excellence Diploma

Learn to perform ramp handling services according to industry standards. Gain confidence in your ability to achieve safety while optimizing your station’s On-Time Performance (OTP).

  • English
  • Español
  • Français

Advanced Airport Operations Diploma

For operations and corporate airport personnel, this diploma combines courses in different areas of airport operations to enhance your knowledge.

  • English
  • Español
  • Français

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