Air Navigation Services Management Diploma

About the diploma

Be equipped to manage the challenging environment faced by Air Navigation Service Providers and learn how to run a business enterprise.

Diploma code: DIPL-34

What you will learn

  • Gain a strategic overview of the issues affecting ANS Providers
  • Discover the options available to transform your Air Navigation Service business
  • Be updated on current technologies for ANS Providers
  • Gain exposure to solving ANS management issues through participation in a comprehensive case study

Key Topics

  • The ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan and Performance-based Navigation (PBN)
  • CNS/ATM and GNSS
  • The Aeronautical Communications Infrastructure

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Who should attend

  • Stakeholders in Air Traffic Management and Air Navigation Services Management
  • Executives, Managers, Air Traffic Controllers and personnel working for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP),Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) and Aviation Regulators
  • Aviation Communication Service Providers, Air Framers, ANS Support Organizations


Candidates must complete 2 Required courses and 2 Elective courses within three years.

A passing mark of 70% is required on all assignments and exams. A special distinction is awarded to candidates who obtain a distinction in all, or all but one, of all course exams and assignments that make up this Diploma.

How to obtain your diploma

  1. Complete all 2 Required and 2 selected Elective courses that make up the Diploma, within 3 years.
  2. Please contact us on our Customer Portal to request your diploma, stating the title of the diploma you are applying for and the list of courses you completed for that diploma.
  3. IATA Training will issue your diploma upon verification of your eligibility.

To receive the diploma candidates must complete

  • 2 Required courses
  • 2 Elective courses

Required courses

Benchmarking and Best Practices for Air Navigation Service Providers (classroom)

Learn how to use benchmarking effectively to deliver service improvements and achieve better performance results.

  • English

Management of Air Navigation Services (classroom)

Gain a solid knowledge of modern ANSP business management practices that will help you guide your organization to success.

Elective courses

Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) (classroom)

Stay up-to-date with the latest in Aeronautical Information Management (AIM), reviewing SWIM, eTOD, AICM/ AIXM, aerodrome mapping, aeronautical information briefing, e-AIP, AIS/MET datalink.

Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs) Implementation (classroom)

Get the latest updates on the ASBU work coordinated by ICAO and review the leading examples, NextGen and SESAR.

CNS/ATM Planning Master Class (classroom)

Learn how to manage air traffic services complying with the objectives of the ICAO Global ATM System.

Cost Reduction Strategies for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) (classroom)

Profit from the best practices of international leaders in Air Navigation Service Provision to reduce your costs and improve your operating result without compromising your safety performance.

  • English

Foundations of CNS/ATM (classroom)

Gain an overview of ICAO CNS/ATM technologies and infrastructure to support the transition to a performance-based air navigation system.

  • English

Legal and Financial Issues for Air Navigation Service Providers (classroom)

Understand the impact of state rights and obligations, charging policy, facilities financing, management and control on your air navigation services.

  • English

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) I (classroom)

Gain an overview of the history of the PBN concept, GNSS theory, Area Navigation (RNAV), RNP, and airspace planning and design.

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) II (classroom)

Understand the implementation and approval processes for PBN navigation specifications from the points of view of States, Civil Aviation Authorities, Air Navigation Service Providers and aircraft operators.

  • English

System Wide Information Management (SWIM) (classroom)

Review the standards, infrastructure, governance and implementation that enable the management and exchange of Air Traffic Management-related information.

  • English

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