The 2018 version is the latest Standard Ground Handling Agreement (SGHA). Learn about the latest updates and how to use the IATA SGHA as a commercial agreement and services description document. This course covers the SGHA section by section, giving you the foundations to write the Annex B and Service Level Agreement (SLA) accurately and effectively. Learn how to enhance cooperation, efficiency and savings in your negotiations through technical training and exercises that replicate today’s global marketplace.
This classroom course provides 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
Student performance will be based on an assessment
Participants should have prior knowledge of Ground Handling Business and Operations
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
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Ludwig Dorfmeier, Director - Contract Air, Middle East and Africa, DHL Aviation EEMEA 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.
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 credibility of both the individuals and their companies.