Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) - building a long-term sustainable aviation industry (classroom)

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About the course

2-day (16 hours) classroom course

Learn the fundamentals of carbon markets and sustainable alternative fuels (SAF) and their essential roles in the future of aviation. Sustainable alternative fuel and carbon markets are expected to play a larger role for the aviation industry as ICAO Member States begin to implement the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). This course will allow you to analyze carbon market dynamics, strategies and pricing, and understand the environmental impacts of SAF. Using cost-benefit analysis, you will also learn about the financial implications of SAF to airline operations, supply chain logistics, and emissions trading schemes.

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: TALG-17

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 2 days (16 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.


  • Participants should have at least 3 years of working experience in their related field.
  • Recommended level is 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.

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Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) - building a long-term sustainable aviation industry (classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
7 - 8 July, 2022
Register before 16 Jun, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 17 Jun
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 154741
USD 880
USD 1,160
USD 1,300

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Estimate aviation’s role in carbon markets, current function and perspectives
  • Identify and compare carbon trading mechanisms, dynamics and strategies
  • Assess the impact of global policy initiatives and global market-based measures (MBM) on the aviation industry
  • Analyse SAF sustainability compliance requirements
  • Analyse the benefits of SAF for aviation and their environmental impacts
  • Construct a cost-benefit analysis to evaluate the merit and potential for SAF use within existing airline operations

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Aviation’s impact on climate change and MBM’s as mitigation measures
  • Aviation in EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and the future of ICAO’s global offsetting scheme CORSIA
  • Existing and potential future carbon units and offset credits
  • Airline compliance strategy and trading: pricing dynamics and hedging
  • Physical properties of SAF, technical certification, sustainability and compliance
  • Manufacturing and purchase cost inputs
  • Integration of SAF in the jet fuel supply chain; logistics best practice
  • Chain of custody and recognition of SAF under various regulations
  • Building the SAF business case

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Operations, environment and finance managers
  • Civil aviation authorities, corporate communications, and environment agencies
  • Government agencies and employees
  • Fuel purchasers, suppliers, logistics providers and traders

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:

Environmental Sustainability Practitioner Diploma

You will learn through a hands-on course how to design a sustainability strategy, explore more about environmental management systems and gain a good understanding of how carbon markets work, all of which are key elements in reducing a company’s environmental impact.

  • English

Environmental Sustainability Expert Diploma

Build on your environmental and sustainability knowledge with this in-depth aviation-focused diploma. Three mandatory courses have been developed especially to take your expertise to the next level.

  • English

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