Aircraft De-icing Train the Trainer (classroom)



About the course

5-day (40 hours) classroom course

IATA Aircraft De-icing Train the Trainer aviation training course

In IATA’s 5-day Aircraft De-icing Train the Trainer course, you will delve into the fundamentals of de-icing training, covering a range of topics and methodologies, culminating in the final practical training module. If you are an aspiring de-icing trainer, this course offers an optimal foundation to embark on your career. Meanwhile, if you are a seasoned de-icing trainer, you can utilize the program to bridge any knowledge gaps or further enhance your understanding of pertinent de-icing subjects. The fusion of theoretical knowledge with hands-on simulator exercises and real-world on-truck training, results in a distinctive and immersive learning encounter. This comprehensive training equips both aspiring and established instructors (DI-L40) as well as Heads of Training (DI-L70) with the means to deliver theoretical insights alongside practical expertise, satisfying the requirements outlined by SAE and airlines.

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Course Code: TAPP-68

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.


  • We recommend that you already have experience in de-icing:
    • SAE DI-L20 De-icing Operator
    • SAE DI-L30 De-icing Supervisor
    • SAE DI-L40 De-icing Instructor
    • Access to SAE AS6286C
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 or the equivalent for courses held in languages other than English.

How to register

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Plan de-icing training according to general and local demands
  • Train personnel effectively in relevant de-icing topics
  • Interpret de-icing regulations according to general practices

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Theoretical training methods
  • Practical training methods
  • Training topics as per SAE Aerospace Standards (e.g., basics of aerodynamics, influence of contamination on aerodynamics, Clean Aircraft Concept, techniques of removal of frozen contamination etc.)


  • Practical teaching with de-icing vehicles and simulators
  • Theoretical classroom training
  • In depth review of the de-icing basics provided by SAE

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • De-icing trainers
  • De-icing supervisors

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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