Cost Reduction Strategies for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) (classroom)



Did you know that in the past 5 years, 22 participants from 2 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

5-day (40 hours) classroom course

IATA Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) aviation training course

Profit from the best practices of international leaders in Air Navigation Service (ANS) Provision to reduce your costs and improve your operating results without comprising your safety performance. Find the right balance between meeting customer expectations, regulatory obligations, charging for services and improving service quality and cost-effectiveness.

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Course code: TCVG-57

Course format


  • Participants should have prior knowledge of the general functions and financial structure of an ANSP.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • 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

In-house training

To arrange in-house training for your company, please complete the in-house training request form or contact the Training Specialist in your region.

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Describe the components of ANSP financial costs
  • Apply tools and techniques to manage costs
  • Explain specific cost reduction strategies from a broad aviation perspective
  • Review benchmarking cost efficiency studies
  • Identify opportunities to offset the costs of providing services
  • Suggest strategies to avoid and/or mitigate risks, arising from cost reductions
  • Explain how human factors impact cost reduction strategies

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Mandate and mission of an ANS Provider
  • Specific cost reductions strategies from a corporate and airline perspective
  • Managing capital project costs effectively
  • Benchmarking and cost reductions
  • Cost recovery, cost offsetting
  • Managing costs risks
  • Human Factors in cost management


  • Case studies and exercises
  • Videos, discussions and examples
  • Written examination

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Executives and managers of Air Navigation Service Providers
  • Airline managers responsible for user charges

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.

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