Airport Operations Fundamentals (partner-taught or self-study)


Did you know that in the past 3 years, 2297 participants from 74 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

45-hour partner-taught or self-study course

In a rapidly changing environment, airports have to adapt to economic downturns, technological changes, market changes, airline commercial deregulation, and the worldwide trend to convert airports from government organizations to more business-like entities. These pressures have or have had or are having significant effects on the way airports do business, not only from a financial perspective but also from an operational standpoint. In these challenging times, and with emerging competition from other airports and other modes of transportation, it is of the utmost importance that airports recruit and provide employees and managers with the best available knowledge and skills. This course was prepared to provide you with a solid overview of the airport operations field and with tools to apply your knowledge and skills to your airport. It is designed to be useful not only for your own benefit but also to help you make better decisions for your organization.

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Course Code: TAPP-14/p>

Course format

  • This is a partner-taught or self-study course, which will take you approximately 45 hours to complete, depending on your previous knowledge and experience.
  • The course materials are provided in e-book or printed format. Please choose the format when you register.
  • You will have 12 months to complete the course and exam (enrollment validity), which starts from the date you purchase the course.
  • The recommended level for this course is Entry-level.
  • Performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

Please note: Once you have completed the exam you will no longer have access to the course material, and after the 12-month enrollment validity expires you will no longer have access to the course content, nor will you be able to take the exam.

Study with the help of an Instructor

If you would prefer to study this course with the help of a local trainer, enrol at an IATA Authorized Training Center near you.

Registration information

  • Please refer to our shipping fees and applicable taxes.
  • When you click to purchase the course, you will be directed to login to your Training Account through our Customer Portal. If you have previously taken a course with IATA, please have your login details ready, if not, you will be prompted to create an account.

Important: Please note that if you are purchasing courses for more than one person, a Training Account must be created for each individual. Registration and payment must be made through each individual Training Account. You may pay for multiple individuals by using one credit card or bank transfer in each individual’s users Account. If you pay by bank transfer, please attach a copy of the bank transfer issued by the sender’s bank to each individual order. If you are a company wishing to purchase courses for 10 or more employees, please Contact our Customer Service representatives for more information on how to register multiple users.

Registration

USD 400 (e-book) / USD 425 (printed)
Regular
USD 475 (e-book) / USD 500 (printed)
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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Know the history of aviation and understand the role airports play in the economy
  • Discover the various airport customers and partners
  • Gain knowledge about the multiple operational and business functions of airports
  • Acquire the tools to apply your knowledge and skills to your airport environment

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Operational functions of the airport
  • Rescue, fire fighting and other support services
  • Airport issues and challenges
  • The future of airports
  • Technological developments

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Recently appointed airport staff
  • Travel industry staff
  • Newcomers to the industry

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate is awarded to participants successfully passing the final exam. Your certificate will be available to download from your Training Account.

Exam information

Please read the General Information on Partner-taught / Self-study exams, and check the Course Edition List for Exams when booking your exam.

  • Method: Online exam with remote supervision
  • Format: 100 multiple-choice questions. Closed course book exam.
  • Time allowance: 3 hours
  • Passing grade: 60% correct answers
  • Distinction grade: 90% correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 2

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

Airport Operations Foundation Diploma

This Diploma is designed to address the audience of prospective Airport and Ground Operations professionals. The variety of available courses gives the opportunity to identify the key areas required to be able to perform task safely and efficiently.

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