Aircraft Recovery (classroom)

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

About the course

IATA's Aircraft Recovery 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.

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

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


  • Group exercise
  • Case studies
  • Tabletop exercise

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.

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

Safety Management in Civil Aviation Diploma

Use Safety Management Systems to improve safety and create business and operational efficiency.

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  • Español
  • Italiano
  • Français

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