Aviation Policy and Regulations Diploma

About the diploma

The Aeropolitical and Industry Affairs Diploma is designed to offer a general overview of the regulatory and legal regimes, as well as the international industry affairs applicable to all aspects of the aviation industry. Diploma code: DIPL-57

What you will learn

  • Basics of private and public air Law
  • Various regional packages: Multilateral agreements and liberalization
  • Codeshare agreements and strategic alliances
  • Commercial challenges in relation to various regulatory changes
  • Environmental sustainability in the aviation industry
  • International negotiation and cultural intelligence

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Who should attend

  • Government affairs representatives
  • Managers of international and industry affairs
  • Corporate affairs executives
  • Middle and senior managers of civil aviation authorities
  • Legal counselors and advisers
  • Aviation Professionals that would like to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field


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.

To receive the diploma candidates must complete

  • 3 Required courses
  • 1 Elective courses

Required courses

Airline Business Foundations with Management Game (classroom)

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

Aviation Law and Regulations (classroom)

An overview of all relevant aspects of aviation law and regulation required in the airline industry and its partners/counterparts

  • English

Aviation Policy and Advocacy (classroom)

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

  • English

Elective courses

Air Transport Economics (classroom)

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

Aviation and the Environment (classroom)

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

Consumer Protection in Air Transport (classroom)

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

Data Protection – Key Principles and International Framework (classroom)

Identify solutions to keep your clients happy, their data safe and avoid sanctions

Deregulation and Open Skies, Alliances, Equity Partnerships and Strategic Partnerships (classroom)

Contribute to your company’s success by learning how to build, analyze and implement effective alliances, strategic partnerships, and equity partnerships within the industry.

  • English

European Union (EU) Aviation Law (classroom)

Gain up-to-date knowledge of the challenges faced by airlines operating to, from or within the European Union (EU).

  • English

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