Airport Development and Infrastructure Design (classroom)

Did you know that in the past 4 years, 287 participants from 36 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

5-day (40 hours) classroom course

Plan and expand airports with the help of IATA best practices and the latest Airport Development Reference Manual (ADRM version 10, 2014).

Airports need to have the infrastructure in place to provide efficient operations in line with safety and security, allow aircraft to operate efficiently, minimize inconvenience for passengers, and provide fast and reliable baggage systems. As air traffic continues to grow, airports need to ensure that each system is flexible enough to accommodate future requirements.

Learn how to develop your airport using a step-by-step sequence that takes into consideration key elements such as passenger traffic, geographical data, and the positioning of facilities. Identify political and financial issues in airport planning and evaluate capacity constraints and developments.

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

Download the Outline

Course Code: TAPP-33

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.


  • Participants should have prior knowledge of airport business and operations.
  • 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 salesperson in your region.

Next class

Airport Development and Infrastructure Design (classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
12 - 16 September, 2022
Register before 22 Aug, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 22 Aug
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148625
USD 2,490
USD 3,230
USD 3,600

1 additional classes are scheduled

Airport Development and Infrastructure Design (classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
7 - 11 November, 2022
Register before 07 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 17 Oct
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148785
USD 2,072
USD 2,664
USD 2,960

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Improve operational efficiency and flexibility
  • Meet capacity demand and finance airport capacity expansion
  • Plan passenger processing facilities
  • Develop terminal, apron and support processes for your airport
  • Improve your crisis management strategy

Course content

  • Airport economics
    • Airport cost structures
    • Investment decisions and financing
  • Key planning processes
    • Planning principles
    • Forecasting
    • Land use planning
  • Airport capacity
    • Passenger terminal facilities
    • Runway systems
  • Environmental considerations
    • Emission
    • Waste Management
  • Plus:
    • Aviation fuel systems
    • Passenger and cargo operations
    • Passenger and cargo terminal systems
    • Airport access through rail and road
    • Airport baggage handling
    • Anti-terrorism and police facilities
    • Airport fire services

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airport authority representatives
  • Facility Planners and Engineers
  • Airport infrastructure professionals

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.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

Airport Strategic Management Diploma

Combine courses in the areas of planning, management and business development for a complete overview of airport strategy.

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  • Español

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