Aviation Fuel Management Essentials (classroom)

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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 201 participants from 54 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

3-day (24 hours) classroom 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.

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

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Course code: TALF-06

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.


  • 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 salesperson in your region.

Next class

Aviation Fuel Management Essentials (classroom)

United States, Miami (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
24 - 26 October, 2022
Register before 03 Oct, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 162909
USD 1,370
USD 1,790
USD 2,000


The IATA Training Center in Miami is ACCET Accredited

A regional course discount (up to 10% discount) is available for classroom courses at IATA Training Centers in the Americas (excluding Canada).

To claim the discount, enter 'LatAmTraining' in the promotional code field during your registration. The discount will be deducted automatically from the course price. This discount will be applied in addition to any qualifying early bird promotion.

Miami Training Center Information

1 additional classes are scheduled

Aviation Fuel Management Essentials (classroom)

Germany, Frankfurt (FRA-RTP)
30 November - 2 December, 2022
Register before 30 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 09 Nov
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 159476
USD 1,470
USD 1,890
USD 2,100

This class is offered in cooperation with FRAPORT.

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Prepare and analyze your airline's fuel budget
  • Make decisions on issues related to fuel quality, safety, efficiency and the environment
  • Assess the key factors impacting the jet fuel market
  • Select the best jet fuel pricing and supply options for your airline
  • Manage the fuel tendering process
  • Understand the priorities of airlines in fuel purchasing

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Overview of quality control
  • Essential technical specifications
  • Factors affecting jet fuel specifications
  • Supply reliability, availability, and contamination
  • Basic concept of Hedging
  • Fuel efficiency: latest technological developments
  • Basics of jet fuel pricing
  • Stages in buying jet fuel
  • IATA's role in the aviation fuel industry


  • Presentation of IATA Fuel Supply Model Agreement
  • Simulation of fuel tenders and decision making process

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

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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