ULD Management (classroom)



Did you know that in the past 3 years, 25 participants from 1 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

3-day (24 hours) classroom course

IATA ULD Management  aviation training course

This course meets the training requirements for personnel listed as per Table 1.6B. of the IATA ULD Regulations. Unit Load Device (ULD) management training, including additionally the legal, technical and purchasing requirements for ULD, should be provided in the requirements commensurate with the functions and responsibilities for personnel.

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Course Code: TCGG-71

Course format


  • Participants should have prior knowledge of ULD operations.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 or the equivalent for courses held in languages other than English.

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.

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Apply IATA and other applicable standards to the management of ULD
  • Develop and implement practices and procedures for the management of ULD operations
  • Direct the day-to-day activities of a ULD operations team
  • Create long term strategic plans for your organization’s ULD operations
  • Communicate to all parties in the cargo chain regarding the value proposition of ULD

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Airworthiness
  • Regulations and classification
  • Component maintenance manuals
  • Control documentation/messages
  • General technical requirements
  • Handling facilities and equipment
  • Identification Interline or other transfer
  • Markings and operating standards
  • Parties’ responsibilities
  • Repairs performance and control
  • Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Technical specifications


  • In-class discussion and exercises
  • Final exam

Supporting materials

  • Each participant will receive a copy of the latest IATA ULD Regulations (ULDR) manual in e-book format. It is an indispensable field publication that you will refer to throughout this course and in your day-to-day duties.

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Staff having technical oversight of ULD / cargo restraint operations
  • ULD control operations staff
  • Staff whose responsibilities include purchasing of ULD and accessories
  • Managers of ULD repair facilities

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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