Airline Operations in Chinese Mainland (LIVE virtual classroom)

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About the course

5-day (20 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

Through the insightful instruction of highly experienced IATA and operational airline staff you will gain an understanding of the Chinese mainland* operational infrastructure in order to recognize and develop more effective procedures within your own organizations. You will also get first-hand knowledge of the tools and support functions available to ensure airline operations are as efficient as possible. Currently, foreign airlines operating in Chinese mainland, including those from Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR and Chinese Taipei, face some challenges which often result in low operational efficiency. The difficulties are mainly focused on a lack of efficient flight planning, handling abnormal situations, and an overall unfamiliarity with the local operational procedures, especially the pre-flight application and approval process. These difficulties are made worse by the limited experience of the airline staff, as well as their level of knowledge and skills.

*Mainland area of the Republic of China

Download the Outline

Course Code: TCVG-18-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 5 consecutive days.
  • There will be 1 live interactive virtual classroom session per day, each session will be 180 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

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  • Participants should have a basic understanding of overflight and slot request procedures is useful, but not essential.
  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • 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 Operations in Chinese Mainland (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session Asia (IATA)
22 - 26 August, 2022
Register before 01 Aug, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 08 Aug
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 149343
USD 845
USD 1,115
USD 1,250

Virtual Classroom Training Information

1 daily LIVE session:
08:00-11:00 Beijing/Singapore
20:00-23:00 Montreal (-1 day)
17:00-20:00 Los Angeles (-1 day)
00:00-03:00 UTC

1 additional classes are scheduled

Airline Operations in Chinese Mainland (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session Asia (IATA)
21 - 25 November, 2022
Register before 21 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 07 Nov
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 149148
USD 756
USD 972
USD 1,080

Virtual Classroom Training Information

1 daily LIVE session:
13:00-16:00 Beijing/Singapore
9:00-12:00 Dubai
7:00-10:00 Geneva/Paris
5:00-8:00 UTC

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe an overview of the Chinese mainland operational architecture
  • Explain how to shorten the flight plan approval process
  • Locate the CAAC pre-flight website and flight route database to correctly submit the pre-flight applications for slot and route requests
  • Recognize the need to re-write current procedures within your own organization in order to address the operational challenges in Chinese mainland airspace
  • Confidently promote your knowledge to colleagues in order to act more effectively as a team
  • Plan effective strategic and tactical responses
  • Describe how to access and use the IATA China ATFM Liaison Desk

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Operational architecture and the role of individual operations department
  • Regulatory requirements of the pre-flight management
  • Pre-flight application/approval process
  • Best practices based on operational experience
  • How to avoid or resolve common mistakes and frequently encountered problems
  • CAAC pre-flight website and flight route database illustration
  • Abnormal situations and how to handle them (flight delay, typhoon, flight diversion, etc)
  • IATA China ATFM Liaison Desk and how it supports the airline operation

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Operations staff of airlines who are in charge of the daily operation, pre-flight plan application and adjustment, abnormal situation handling, etc; for flight using Chinese airspace and airports
  • Airline operations staff who coordinate with the different operational departments and facilities of CAAC
  • Ground handling agent staff serving foreign 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.

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