Data Science and Decision Support for Aviation (Classroom)

Some of these topics are also explored in the following virtual classroom course:


This course introduces you to applied data analytics and machine learning practices in the aviation industry. In today’s age of the digital customer, there is a growing need for data analysts, tech-savvy accountants, finance professionals and value-stream managers who understand digitalization and the transforming aviation business. How can you support the business with value-adding recommendations that will enhance commercial performance? This course will enable you to effectively identify and answer key business questions through hands-on training with business intelligence (BI) tools. Learn to interpret business needs and build reports that will optimize the decision-making process.

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-93

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.


  • Participants should have at least 3 years of work experience in the aviation industry or 2 years in handling large number of data to provide business decisions.
  • Recommended level is 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 completing this course you will be able to:

  • Effectively assess and prioritize business questions using a decision framework
  • Evaluate the potential of current market-leading analytics tools to aid your business
  • Build a report using best practices to assist in decision-making
  • Use analytics strategies to extract relevant information from reports to respond to business needs

Course content

  • Technology disruptions in the aviation industry
  • Data science and analytics basics
  • Emerging technologies relevant for aviation finance
  • Data visualization and Financial modelling

Who should attend

This course is recommended for aviation professionals:

  • Finance, Revenue Management, Sales
  • E-commerce
  • Distribution
  • Operations
  • Logistics
  • IT service providers

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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