In-flight Security (Classroom, 5 days)

Did you know that in the past 5 years, 84 participants from 20 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Improve your response to extreme security situations in a series of simulation exercises.

From minor in-flight incidents to bomb threats and hijacking situations, this course takes a practical approach to in-flight security. Learn industry-wide standards and techniques used to handle passenger disturbances and put them into practice in the safety of the classroom.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

Course code: TSCS-17

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


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

Next class

In-flight Security (Classroom, 5 days)

United Kingdom, London (IATA)
20 - 24 June, 2022
Register before 20 Mar, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 30 May
All prices are before tax. Class no: 148486 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,736
USD 2,232
USD 2,480

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest threats to civil aviation
  • Prepare yourself and air crew members to respond to in-flight incidents
  • Implement in-flight security procedures during classroom exercises

Course content

  • Threat Management
    • Triggers of disruptive behavior
    • Terror threats to aviation
    • Bomb threats on board
  • Threat Assessment and Identification
    • Passenger and baggage screening
    • Behavior analysis
    • Warnings and suspicious signs
    • Weapon recognition
  • Regulations and Security Framework
    • Aviation security background and current trends
    • Aviation security legislation
    • Balancing customer service with inflight security procedures

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Who should attend

This course is design for:

  • Airline Managers with Avsec responsibilities
  • Air crew and supervisors
  • Law enforcement personnel responding to in-flight emergencies
  • Civil aviation authority representatives
  • Air Marshals

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participant obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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