Aircraft Recovery (Classroom)

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

Did you know that in the past 3 years, 72 participants from 18 countries have taken this course with IATA?


This course prepares you to identify potential issues with removing immobilized or disabled aircraft in a timely manner. Course content is based on the IATA Aircraft Recovery Task Force (ARTF) syllabus for theoretical training and ICAO Airport Services Manual Doc 9137 Part 5 Removal of Disabled Aircraft. This course follows the general format of ATA e-Business iSpec 2200.

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: TALS-15

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 basic aircraft technical skills.
  • 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

Aircraft Recovery (Classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
15 - 19 November, 2021
Register before 25 Oct, 2021 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 26 Oct
All prices are before tax. Class no: 132509 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,070
USD 2,690
USD 3,000

1 additional classes are scheduled

Aircraft Recovery (Classroom)

Canada, Montreal (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
4 - 8 July, 2022
Register before 03 Apr, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 13 Jun
All prices are before tax. Class no: 148354 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,736
USD 2,232
USD 2,480

Please check if you are eligible to travel to Canada before you complete your registration.


The IATA Training Center in Montreal is ACCET Accredited

Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa. Do you need an eTA? Apply for your eTA (a CAD 7 fee applies).

Please note that travelers or if you are booking for someone else, are responsible to request their visas through varying designated channels (consulates and/ or third party companies) in due time.

A regional course fee (15% discount) is applied to course participants residing in Canada who attend classes at the Montreal Training Center. To claim the discount, enter YMQ-LOCAL in the promotional code field during your registration. The discount will be deducted automatically from the course price.

These regional discounts will be applied in addition to any qualifying early bird promotion.

As per the detailed procedure on our tax page, non-Canadian residents do not pay sales taxes if they advise us prior to their purchase.

Montreal Training Center information

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Recognize and deal with the legal implications
  • Describe the basics of related documentation
  • Identify and mitigate risks
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of Recovery Team members
  • Identify the basic recovery scenarios
  • Develop a plan to remove immobilized or disabled aircraft in an efficient and timely manner

Course content

  • Legal framework and best practices for removal of disabled aircraft
  • Compliance with Health and Safety regulations
  • Hazards associated with recovery operations
  • Duties and responsibilities of recovery personnel
  • Basic categories of recovery events
  • Detailed recovery plan including all supporting processes

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline managers and operational staff
  • Airport Managers and Fire Department
  • Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organizations
  • Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA’s)

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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