Aircraft Turnaround Coordination and Loading Supervision (Classroom, 4 days)

Did you know that in the past 4 years, 351 participants from 49 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Lead your ramp team in the consistent servicing and turnaround of multiple aircraft types. Learn the essential technical procedures for aircraft handling and loading to optimize the use of ground service equipment and manpower. In this 4-day course you will also learn how to build a safety culture and ensure consistent on-time performance (OTP).

This course is also available with a RampVR™ module. IATA’s RampVR™, the latest “plug-and-play” virtual reality training solution for ground operations,

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

Course Code: TAPG-57

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 4 days (32 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • Participants should have prior knowledge of airport operations
  • 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

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Aircraft Turnaround Coordination and Loading Supervision (Classroom, 4 days)

Peru, Lima (IATA)
12 - 15 October, 2021
Register before 14 Jul, 2021 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 21 Sep
All prices are before tax. Class no: 131961 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,624
USD 2,088
USD 2,320

A regional course discount (up to 10% discount) is available for classroom courses at IATA Training Centers in the Americas (excluding Canada).

To claim the discount, enter 'LatAmTraining' in the promotional code field during your registration. The discount will be deducted automatically from the course price. This discount will be applied in addition to any qualifying early bird promotion.

Lima Training Center Information

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Manage the off-loading/ loading procedures of aircraft
  • Manage the full turnaround of aircraft, coordinating resources and processes
  • Apply best practices to be safe, punctual and commercially successful in turnaround services
  • Understand and apply the safety and punctuality aspects of loading operations
  • Design and offer consistent services according to widely accepted IATA Airport Handling Manual (AHM) and IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) standards
  • Take a leading role in your ramp team

Course content

  • Airside and ramp safety
  • Aircraft handling operations
  • Aircraft movement
  • Turnaround plan
  • Aircraft loading functions
  • Load control functions
  • High efficiency factors

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Supporting materials
Every participant receives a complimentary electronic copy of the latest IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM). It is an indispensable field publication that you will refer to throughout this course and in your day-to-day duties.

*Please check the system requirements and technical specifications for the installation of the IGOM

The IGOM software MS WINDOWS® download* (single user license) represents a value of $141 included in the price of this course!

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Ground handling managers and supervisors
  • Station supervisors
  • Ramp and turnaround coordinators
  • Loading supervisors and load controllers

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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