Fundamentals of the Air Transport System - Carleton University (LIVE virtual classroom)



About the course

5-day (30 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Fundamentals of the Air Transport System - Carleton University aviation training course

This course provides a roadmap to the understanding of the air transport industry. It uses a multidisciplinary approach of analysis, combining economic and business principles, public policy, law and international relations, among others. A practitioner’s perspective is also provided to help you integrate theoretical concepts with real-life decisions of the various players in the air transport ecosystem.

This course is part of the IATA - Carleton University Professional Certificate in Air Transportation Principles and Policy. When taken as part of the Professional Certificate, this course must be completed in Step 1, before taking courses for the Stream you choose to follow.

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Course Code: TCVT-74-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official Carleton University professor or IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 30 hours to complete and be held over 5 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 180 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Technical requirements

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  • A university degree is recommended. However, an acceptable combination of education and work experience could be considered based on consultation with the Program’s registration counsellor. You should work or recently have been recruited to work in a policymaking or regulatory governance role in air transport.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 or the equivalent for courses in English.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the B2B Training Specialist in your region.

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

Next class

Fundamentals of the Air Transport System - Carleton University (LIVE virtual classroom)

Canada, Ottawa (CU-Virtual)
23 - 27 October, 2023
Register before Oct 02, 2023 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 02 Oct
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 190891
USD 1,800
USD 1,800
USD 1,800

For more information about this course and the IATA - Carleton University, please contact:

Dr. Marc Rioux:
Phone: +1-819-744-6078

Transportation Policy Innovation Centre – Carleton University
Richcraft Hall, Room 5222
1125 Colonel By Dr
K1S 5B6 Ottawa, Ontario

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the key components of the sector as well as its economic and legal underpinnings
  • Gain critical insights into the challenges and issues faced by airlines, airports, air

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Introduction to the air transport industry and its supply chain
  • Air services supply and demand: determinants and characteristics
  • Basic airline finance
  • Airline business models
  • International aviation organizations
  • Safety, security and environmental considerations
  • Airport and air navigation services
  • Air transport agreements and arrangements

Who should attend

This course is recommended for entry- and intermediate-level analysts and managers in:

  • Government
  • The air transport industry
  • Organizations that interact or do business with air transportation

Certificate awarded

A Carleton University certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the course and an assessment.

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