Waste Management in Aviation (classroom)



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About the course

2-day (16 hours) classroom course

IATA Waste Management in Aviation aviation training course

IATA’s Waste Management in Aviation course examines how to manage cabin waste effectively and efficiently. You will have the opportunity to review the cabin waste framework, understand the complexity of cabin waste operations within an airport environment, assess the regulatory environment that influences decision making, as well as review case studies and best practices. You will be in the position to understand the environmental and operational implications of proposed solutions and select the best options to address the relevant challenges.

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Course Code: TALM-78

Course format


  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • 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.

Next class

Waste Management in Aviation (classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
10 - 11 June, 2024
Register before May 20, 2024 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 20 May
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 203738
USD 943
USD 1,241
USD 1,390

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the sources and types of waste
  • Discuss the national and international framework of operations
  • Examine best practices and real case studies
  • Set realistic goals and assess/select options for the management of each waste stream
  • Recognize and mitigate the operational implications of cabin waste management
  • Identify each stakeholder’s role and responsibilities as well as areas of cooperation
  • Develop effective SOPs and use proper KPIs to measure progress
  • Make well informed recommendations to senior management

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Waste classification
  • Waste sources
  • Regulatory framework
  • Waste management plan
  • Waste management solutions
  • Stakeholders
  • Decision making
  • Monitoring
  • Reporting

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline, Airport and Ground handling service providers (focusing on catering and cargo handling services) personnel:
    • Sustainability managers
    • Cabin managers
    • Environmental officers
    • Compliance officers

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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