Ground Operations Diploma

About

Gain management and operational knowledge about efficient ground operations for airlines and ground service providers.

Diploma code: DIPL-39

What you will learn

  • Formalize your Ground Operations knowledge according to international standards
  • Develop integrated operational and management skills on Ground Ops functions as Service Provider or as Airline Ground staff
  • Benefit from a selected combination of Ground operations related courses

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Who should attend

  • Ground Service Providers Managers
  • Stations managers
  • Airport supervisors

Additional information

Testimonial

Ludwig Dorfmeier, Director - Contract Air Middle East, Africa, DHL Aviation EEMEA B.S.C.(c)
With a B.Sc. in Aviation Management, an MBA, and 15 years of flight operations experience behind me, I wanted to refresh my knowledge - this time with a focus on ground operations. I researched several executive-level programs but chose IATA’s Ground Operations Diploma program for its reputation and convenient course schedule.

The SGHA-SLA & Effective Negotiation Behaviors workshop was a great introduction to IATA’s courses and approach to ground operations training. I work with SGHAs - mainly wet and dry lease agreements – daily, and this practical course has helped me utilize the manual to its fullest and formulate solutions to issues when they arise on the ramp. Thanks to a lot of practice opportunities provided during the course, I also feel more confident when generating agreements with our established pool of operators.

I earned the IATA Diploma in Ground Operations shortly after completing this workshop and haven’t stopped since! I will next complete the Diploma in Airline Operations and hope to start the Diploma in Cargo Operations after that.

Theory is great, but it’s the experience the instructors and other participants bring to the classroom I find most beneficial. I recently took a course with a group of CAA and Airport Authority representatives from Nigeria, a country in which DHL operates. It was a valuable opportunity to meet some of the people I work with and see how we might increase our cooperation on common issues.

My colleagues are now very aware of my training history with IATA, and I recommend IATA courses to those interested in furthering their aviation careers. I strongly believe IATA courses and diplomas are useful at all career levels, increasing the creditability of both the individuals and their companies.

Requirements and registration

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.

Required courses

Elective courses

Aircraft De-icing Operations Management (Classroom, 3 days)

Understand aircraft de-icing standards and procedures as required by regulators, airlines, de-icing service providers and airport authorities.

  • English
  • Course

Aircraft Weight and Balance (Classroom, 5 days)

Principles of weight and balance as per the standard IATA Design Manual and Automated Load Sheet.This course prepares you for the Load Controller certification.

  • English
  • Course

Airport Extreme Weather Operations and Planning (Classroom, 4 days)

Explore planning tools and procedures to help your airport respond to adverse conditions. Learn how to establish a proactive culture across your operations and organization.

  • English
  • Course

Airport Services - Passenger Handling (Classroom, 5 days)

Intensive course in passenger services: customer service best practices, conflict management skills, international passenger and baggage handling standards...

  • English
  • Course

Baggage Handling Services and Systems (Classroom, 3 days)

Learn how to evaluate the complex baggage handling system, from check-in to baggage claim, with the aim of maximizing efficiency and enhancing customer service.

  • English
  • Course

Business Aviation Handling and Fixed-Base Operations, FBO (Classroom, 3 days)

Learn best practices in commercial airline ground operations to build a profitable business model.

  • English
  • Course

Crisis Communications and Media Response for Airport and Station Managers (Classroom, 2 days)

Practical communication skills to manage media response in an emergency and crisis situation before the corporate media management response team takes over.

  • English
  • Course

Document Control Systems (Classroom, 4 days)

This hands-on course gives you a test environment to build your own document control procedures, including: process mapping, referencing and amendments.

  • English
  • Course

Emergency Planning and Response for Airports and GSPs (Classroom, 5 days)

Learn how to prepare and manage your team's response to airport emergencies by following ICAO and FAA standards and recommended practices.

  • English
  • Course

IGOM Implementation and Standardized Procedures (Classroom, 3 days)

Learn the scope, applicability and benefits of the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM)

  • English
  • Course

SGHA-SLA and Effective Negotiation Behaviors (Classroom, 5 days)

Learn how to use the latest version of the SGHA to its fullest as a commercial agreement and services description document.

  • English
  • Course

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