Airline Contract Law (LIVE virtual classroom)

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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 213 participants from 77 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

4-day (20 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Airline Contract Law aviation training course

Gain a good understanding of typical airline contracts and their effects on airline operations. Understand the differences between the two main legal systems - Civil Law and Common Law and their different approaches to contract drafting. Practice and develop good drafting skills and become familiar with some of the most common contract clauses, risk areas and mitigation tools.

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Course Code: TALL-03-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 20 hours to complete and be held over 4 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 90 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Technical requirements

Please verify your hardware, software and network to support your upcoming course with IATA Training.


  • You should have at least 3 years of experience in your area of expertise.
  • 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.

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

Next class

Airline Contract Law (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
3 - 6 October, 2022
Register before 12 Sep, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 149339
USD 1,125
USD 1,475
USD 1,650

Virtual Classroom Training Information

2 daily LIVE sessions:
15:00-16:30 & 17:00-18:30 Beijing/Singapore
11:00-12:30 & 13:00-14:30 Dubai
9:00-10:30 & 11:00-12:30 Geneva/Paris
7:00-8:30 & 9:00-10:30 UTC

1 additional classes are scheduled

Airline Contract Law (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session Asia (IATA)
28 November - 1 December, 2022
Register before 28 Aug, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 14 Nov
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 149143
USD 980
USD 1,260
USD 1,400

Virtual Classroom Training Information

2 daily LIVE sessions:
12:00-13:30 & 14:00-15:30 Beijing/Singapore
8:00-9:30 & 10:00-11:30 Dubai
5:00-6:30 & 7:00-8:30 Geneva/Paris
4:00-5:30 & 6:00-7:30 UTC

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of the Common Law Legal System and the Civil Law Legal system
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of the basics of contract law and good drafting practices
  • Describe and practice typical contract clauses
  • Review, analyse and understand the concepts of the most common airline related agreements
  • Demonstrate sound risk awareness and efficient handling of legal risk allocation tools

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Context of International Air Law
  • Procurement, contract process and drafting
  • Risk allocation (liability, indemnity, warranties, etc.)
  • Airline conditions of carriage
  • Marketing and distribution
  • Interline agreements
  • Codeshare agreements
  • Maintenance and catering agreements
  • Jet fuel purchase agreements
  • Ground handling agreements
  • Dry, wet and damp leases
  • Charter agreements
  • Blocked space agreements

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline in-house counsel
  • Aviation lawyers in private practice
  • Professional Airline Managers
  • Airport and other aviation professionals who deal with airline contractual issues
  • Legal professionals who want more knowledge in the fields of aviation and airlines

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. 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:

IATA - Embry-Riddle US Aviation Law Diploma

Participants will be introduced to administrative law and the role of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the rule making process, the FAA enforcement process, and role of NTSBs in the appeals process.

  • English
  • Español

International Air Law Diploma

A comprehensive overview of the legal regimes applicable to all aspects of the aviation industry.

  • English
  • Español

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