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Airport Slot Management and Coordination (classroom)
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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 936 participants from 103 countries have taken this course with IATA?
About the course
3-day (24 hours) classroom course
When airline demand exceeds the capacity of an airport, coordination is introduced to manage planned operations. Coordination involves the allocation of limited airport capacity to aircraft operators through ‘slot coordination’ to ensure viable operations. Effective slot coordination will maximize the efficient use of airport infrastructure. This course will help you learn how to apply for or allocate airport slots by applying the Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG) and Standard Schedules Information Manual (SSIM). These are the global standard principles and procedures of airport slot management and the technical standard for communicating between airlines and slot coordinators.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
Manage airport capacity to the requirements and procedures for either facilitated (level 2) airports or coordinated (level 3) airports
Apply the standard procedures for communication between airlines and slot coordinators in compliance with SSIM Chapter 6
Maximize your slot portfolio management capabilities in accordance with your schedule and network
Manage historic slot precedence and waitlists
Analyze capacity constraints and historic slot eligibility
The key topics that are covered during this course include:
Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG)
Principles of slot allocation
Policy, demand, and capacity
Process of airport coordination
Airport levels and their procedures
Slot historic listings, priority and waitlisting
Justified non-utilization of slots
Capacity constraints and the slot process
Complaints and rights of appeal
IATA's Standard Schedules Information Manual (SSIM) Chapter 6
Slot monitoring and coordination procedures
Slot Historic List (SHL), SAL, Submission etc
Who should attend
This course is recommended for:
Airline slot managers, scheduling and network analysts, operational managers
Airport slot coordinators
Industry experts using SSIM format for scheduling of support services
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:
Network Development and Management Diploma
This diploma provides the basis and practical know-how to effectively develop the skills required to achieve key commercial objectives.
Mark Milligan, Senior Business Consultant, Distribution & Slots, Southwest Airlines
I cannot even begin to describe how beneficial the Airport Slots and Coordination course was to me. Working for an airline that is relatively new to international flying, we’ve yet to have a formal venue to learn about worldwide best practices. Our instructor was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects surrounding the slots process and included several real-world examples to demonstrate various parts of the procedures. It was obvious that she was passionate about each member of the class succeeding. Furthermore, I found the unique opportunity for classroom dialogue between schedulers, coordinators, and facilitators to be invaluable. In fact, I was able to use specific aspects of the training in my job the very next day. I would highly recommend this course to any colleague who is interested in furthering their knowledge of the IATA World Slot Guidelines.
Taoufik Tzounti, Tus Airways I would like to thank IATA and our instructor for the Slot Coordination course which was a great opportunity to increase my knowledge and improve my skills on the same topic. This has helped me to reduce my workload and attain much better results to allocate suitable slots. During the course, the instructor shared her extensive experience which I'm now able to reference when I perform my daily tasks.