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


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). Included in this course is RampVR™, the latest “plug-and-play” virtual reality training solution for ground operations.

RampVR™ is designed for ground operations professionals, and combines high-spec virtual reality hardware and software with IATA training. RampVR™ complements the theoretical knowledge with effective practical training in a very realistic environment, without disrupting active operations on the ramp. It allows you to generate a variety of scenarios or aircraft turnaround inspections featuring operational issues, damage or foreign object debris to enhance training. It also simulates day and night operations as well as adverse weather conditions and includes pause and review “operations” so details can be checked or explained.

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

Course Code: TAPG-40

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 4 days (34 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 with RampVR (Classroom, 4 days)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
8 - 11 September, 2020
Register before 18 Aug, 2020 for a USD100 discount
Please register by 18 Aug
All prices are before tax. Class no: 110691 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,130
USD 2,695
USD 3,000

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

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
1 - 4 December, 2020
Register before 02 Sep, 2020 for a 20% discount
Please register by 10 Nov
All prices are before tax. Class no: 110688 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,130
USD 2,695
USD 3,000

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able 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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  • RampVR™ training

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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