Aviation Fuel Management Essentials (LIVE virtual classroom)



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About the course

3-day (9 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Aviation Fuel Management Essentials aviation training course

Jet fuel is one of the largest costs in airline expenditure, therefore an important component in the management of an airline. In this course you will learn about the technical aspects of jet fuel so that you can monitor the quality and specifications of the fuel, examine the pricing formulae and pricing structure to enable airlines to choose the right supplier in a particular location, and fuel suppliers to better understand the priorities of the airlines. During this course you will follow the supply chain from the refinery to delivery into the aircraft, learn how to minimize fuel uplift, and understand the processes in place to ensure safety in the delivery of fuel by the fuel suppliers. You will learn how the tendering process works, how to develop best practices in the management of jet fuels, and explore factors affecting supply reliability, and safety.

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Course code: TALF-06-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 9 hours to complete and be held over 3 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 90 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

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  • You should have prior knowledge of airline business.
  • 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

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.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

Next class

Aviation Fuel Management Essentials (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
15 - 17 March, 2023
Register before 22 Feb, 2023 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply.
Please register by 22 Feb
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 178751
USD 1,370
USD 1,790
USD 2,005

2 daily LIVE sessions:
17:30-19:00 & 20:00-21:30 Beijing/Singapore
13:30-15:00 & 16:00-17:30 Dubai
10:30-12:00 & 13:00-14:30 Geneva/Paris
5:30-7:00 & 8:00-9:30 Miami/Montreal
9:30-11:00 & 12:00-13:30 UTC
Please note that these timings may be subject to change.

1 additional classes are scheduled

Aviation Fuel Management Essentials (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session Asia (IATA)
26 - 28 July, 2023
Register before 25 Apr, 2023 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 12 Jul
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 180038
USD 1,176
USD 1,512
USD 1,684

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss the relationship between jet fuel and other transportation fuels such as gasoline and diesel
  • Make decisions on issues related to fuel quality, safety, efficiency and the environment
  • Assess the key factors impacting the jet fuel world, particularly the developing world of Sustainable Aviation Fuels
  • Recognize the pros and cons for purchasing fuel at different stages in the supply chain
  • Select the best jet fuel pricing and supply options for your airline
  • Manage the fuel tendering process
  • Recognize the opportunities for fuel conservation

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Overview of quality assurance
  • Essential technical specifications
  • Factors affecting jet fuel specifications
  • Supply reliability, availability, and contamination
  • Fuel efficiency: latest technological developments
  • Basics of jet fuel pricing
  • Stages in buying jet fuel
  • Trading and price risk management
  • IATA's role in the aviation fuel industry and key IATA-lead initiatives and activities

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Fuel Purchasing and Planning Managers
  • Fuel and insurance controllers
  • Financial staff, including controllers, treasury officers and accountants
  • Jet fuel suppliers, both fossil and renewable
  • Anyone new to the jet fuel industry who needs a good overview of how the industry works

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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