Aviation Law for Managers (non-lawyers) (classroom)

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Did you know that in the past 4 years, 231 participants from 49 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

5-day (40 hours) classroom course

Be knowledgeable about public international aviation law and how it relates to your aviation job. Designed for non-lawyers, this course applies to airlines, air navigation service providers, airports and civil aviation authorities amongst others, and was developed in partnership with the EUROCONTROL Institute of Air Navigation Services [GEN-LAW].

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: TCVL-01

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.


  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • 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.

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain public international aviation laws, the Chicago Convention and other Conventions
  • Relate international air law to national policy
  • Describe bilateral and multilateral airline agreements
  • Perform your aviation job with improved and detailed knowledge of the laws that apply to you and your organization

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Key legal instruments governing international civil aviation
  • International civil aviation laws
  • The role of national authorities and their interdependence with the role of ICAO
  • Bilateral and multilateral regulation of international air transport
  • Traditional and current mechanisms of cooperation between airlines and subsequent legal issues
  • Liability in air transport


  • Case Studies
  • Exercises

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Operational staff such as air crew and air traffic controllers
  • Executives and managers from airlines, airports, air navigation services providers, civil aviation authorities and other aviation organizations

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.

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

Civil Aviation Management Diploma

Strengthen your management skills and strategies to use in your civil aviation authority.

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  • Français

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