Airlines Understanding and Adopting NDC (LIVE virtual classroom)



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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 21 participants from 3 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

4-day (10 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Airlines Understanding and Adopting NDC aviation training course

The New Distribution Capability (NDC) Program is a travel industry-supported program launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard (NDC Standard). The NDC Standard will enhance communication between airlines and travel agents and will be open to any third party, intermediary, IT provider, or non-IATA member, to implement and use. The NDC Program will transform the way airline products and services are retailed to travelers; facilitating product differentiation and time-to-market for a transparent shopping experience. This introductory NDC training course designed for airlines provides an in-depth review of multiple NDC concepts to support you in building your business case and identifying the most relevant deployment options for your distribution strategy.

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Course code: TALF-79-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 10 hours to complete and be held over 4 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 sessions on the first 3 days and 1 session on the last day, the morning session will be 120 minutes and the afternoon session will 60 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.


  • Recommended level is 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 B2B Training Specialist 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.

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the NDC program and scope
  • Explain how NDC supports offer and order management, and how NDC can support your distribution strategy
  • Describe the basics of the NDC reference architecture and XML schemas
  • Identify the deployment path which is most relevant for your distribution strategy
  • Learn how to build your NDC business case

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • NDC program and industry update
  • NDC offer and order management
  • ONE order – extending order management
  • NDC capabilities and business rollout strategies
  • NDC as part of distribution strategy
  • Impact of NDC on other airline systems and processes
  • Cost and benefit estimation methodology
  • Managing an NDC implementation

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline sales managers and executives
  • Airline commercial revenue managers
  • Airline distribution managers
  • Airline IT architects and strategists

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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