SGHA for Line Maintenance (classroom)



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About the course

3-day (24 hours) classroom course

IATA SGHA for Line Maintenance aviation training course

Learn how to use the IATA Standard Ground Handling Agreement (2018) to its fullest potential as a commercial agreement and services description document for line maintenance services. This course covers the respective parts of the SGHA and shows you how to write Annex B according to the frame of the main agreement and the regulatory requirements for line maintenance.

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Course code: TAPG-55

Course format


  • Participants should have prior knowledge of Line maintenance and airport services business.
  • 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

In-house training

To arrange in-house training for your company, please complete the in-house training request form or contact the Training Specialist in your region.

Next class

SGHA for Line Maintenance (classroom)

Spain, Madrid (IATA)
12 - 14 July, 2023
Register before Jun 21, 2023 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 21 Jun
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 171913
USD 1,485
USD 1,935
USD 2,165
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What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between the 2023 and previous versions
  • Analyze articles in the main agreement to find opportunities and risks
  • Recognize and understand the services and descriptions of sections in Annex A
  • Derive and write an Annex B according to business and operational requirements

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

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  • Standard Ground Handling Agreement
    • History and legal framework for the SGHA
    • Version’s overview: 2013-2023
    • Liability, as in Article 8 of the main agreement
    • Article 11 of the main agreement
    • Operations safety
    • Duration and termination terms
    • Review of Annex A and B & Interpretation of all sections and paragraphs
  • MRO Topics
    • EASA Appendix XI to AMC 708 (c) - contract requirements and EASA part M
    • EU regulation for access to EU Community
    • Airports and IOSA 1.11.2
    • Concession fee and tax
    • Contract administration
    • Other elements that have influence on line maintenance services and contracting
  • Changes in 2023 version compared to 2018 version

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline and MRO Buyers, Sellers and Contract Managers
  • Continuing Airworthiness Managers
  • Commercial, Agreement Performance and Service Quality Managers
  • Legal and Finance experts

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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