Aviation and the Environment Diploma


Reconcile the demand for air transport and the need to mitigate its environmental impact. Be up-to-date on aviation environmental issues and master the knowledge and strategies required to operate sustainably in the aviation industry by emphasizing new technology, improved operations and modernized methods of airspace. By following the Diploma you will also understand the economic principles of emissions cap-and-trade policies and carbon offset programs that impact aviation.

Diploma code: DIPL-89

What you will learn

Upon completion of this diploma you will be able to:
  • Identify key factors for a sustainable aviation sector
  • Address specific environmental challenges within your organization
  • Develop evaluation methods for proper environmental assessment

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Key Topics

  • The concept of sustainability in aviation
  • Social, economic, and environmental impacts of aviation
  • Regulatory and institutional framework
  • Technological and operational improvements
  • Development and commercialization of sustainable biojet fuels
  • Address specific environmental challenges within your organization
  • Improve land-use management and airport operational procedures
  • Enhance airport contribution to industry efforts against global warming
  • Develop evaluation methods for proper environmental assessment
  • Basic concept of climate change
  • Aviation climate policy
  • ICAO climate policies for aviation industry
  • Carbon management strategies: carbon offsets, biofuels and other measures
  • Transportation regulation and public policy: regulatory frameworks
  • Airline strategy and trading: pricing dynamics, carbon as a fuel, and hedging
  • Pricing, advertising regulations, and other passenger protection provisions
  • Current EU air passenger rights legislation and case law

Who should attend

  • Environment managers
  • Civil aviation and regulatory authorities
  • Airline managers
  • Finance managers
  • Air Navigation service providers
  • Aircraft and engine manufacturers

Requirements and registration

Candidates must complete 4 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 4 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.

Elective courses

Aircraft Decommissioning: Regulations, Economics and Sustainability (Classroom, 2 days)

Business processes, operational experiences and best practices to optimize the residual value from aircraft decommissioning

  • English
  • Course

Airline Business Foundations with Management Game (Classroom, 3 days)

If you’re a new airline recruit or an aviation company with airline clients, this course will bring you up to speed on key airline business practices to help you succeed in the industry.

  • English
  • Course

Air Transport Economics (Classroom, 3 days)

Leveraging IATA know-how look deeper into economic and policy developments affecting the global air transport industry. Examine Financial Forecasts, Industry Outlooks, profitability, regulations.

  • English
  • Course

Aviation and the Environment (Classroom, 4 days)

Be up-to-date on aviation environmental issues and their management, with a special emphasis on new technology, improved operations and modernized methods of airspace and airport management.

  • English
  • Course

Aviation Policy and Advocacy (Classroom, 3 days)

Learn how to use advocacy to shape current aviation policy and positively influence your organization’s business objectives.

  • English
  • Course

Consumer Protection in Air Transport (Classroom, 3 days)

This course provides a clear overview and interpretation of the EU Regulation 261/2004 that will improve how you handle passenger claims when applicable.

  • English
  • Course

CORSIA - Technical Aviation Knowledge for Verifiers (Classroom, 4 days)

Learn the aviation-specific knowledge that you will need to become an accredited verifier for ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

  • English
  • Course

Environmental Management Systems in Aviation (ISO14001 based) (Classroom, 2 days)

Learn how to design and develop an aviation-specific management system that drives environmental performance

  • English
  • Course

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