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Training Newsletter Q4 2013

New at ITDI

2014 Training Schedule Issued Early

Our 2014 Training Schedule has been issued early to help you plan for the year ahead. If you book now, you stand to save 20% off your entire training budget.  This applies to all classroom based courses taking place at an official IATA Training Center in 2014. Remember to book at least three months in advance to take advantage of this excellent rate.

View the 2014 Training Schedule.

ITDI Celebrates 1st Anniversary on Facebook 

August marked the first year anniversary of our Facebook page. Thanks to our 10,000 global followers for your interesting and lively contributions!  For those who didn’t know, why not follow us on Facebook today.

New and Updated Courses


IATA Diploma in Air Shipment of Healthcare Products – NEW (Distance Learning)

Gain full insight into the responsible handling of Time and Temperature Sensitive Healthcare Products and Infectious Substances. IATA awards this Diploma to those who successfully complete two required and one elective course/s over a two-year period. Participants may choose from the following course combinations:


Time and Temperature Sensitive Healthcare Products – NEW (Distance Learning)

This course was developed to help shipping personnel build a solid knowledge of how to ship time and temperature sensitive healthcare and pharmaceutical products using the IATA Temperature Control Regulation Manual.

Dangerous Goods Awareness Training for Postal Operators – Category B – NEW (e-Learning)

ITDI designed this course for postal operators involved in the handling, storage and loading of mail in accordance with IATA / ICAO training requirements established in the IATA DGR Manual and ICAO Technical Instructions (TI).

Dangerous Goods Awareness Training for Postal Operations – Category C – NEW (e-learning)

ITDI designed this course for postal operators involved in the handling, storage and loading of mail in accordance with IATA / ICAO training requirements established in the IATA DGR Manual and ICAO TI.

Shipping Perishable Cargo / Temperature Sensitive Shipments – Updated (Distance Learning)

The course workbook was brought up-to-date in August 2013 to include updates from the 12th edition of Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR) Manual.

Regional News

Class Photos

Check out the latest class photos from IATA Training Centers around the world.

Singapore ITC

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies visits ITDI Singapore IATA Training Center

On June 28th, a delegation of 19 professors and graduates of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies’ International Aviation Administration program visited the IATA Singapore office to learn more about IATA’s activities and training programs in advanced aviation systems and infrastructure.

IATA’s Dave Rollo, Assistant Director, Safety and Flight Operations (SFO) delivered a presentation about SFO activities in the region. Kennard Ser, Manager of the Regional Vice President’s office briefed our visitors on IATA and our objectives in Asia Pacific; and Direct Sales Manager, Lu Luo, took the opportunity to inform the group about ITDI and the programs that we offer.

The presentations were well-received by the group which was impressed by the broad range of courses and study programs that ITDI has to offer.


 IATA Training Center, 28 June 2013 | Singapore
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies professors and graduates

ITDI Partner News

New Initiatives

ATC Plus

The ATC Plus is an extension of the IATA Authorized Training Center (ATC) partnership program and has been developed to support our existing partners by offering a wider range of training solutions to their markets.  This new model allows our ATC partners to have their in-house courses internationally endorsed by IATA.  Get the details and apply.

ITDI Partners Global Advisory Board

For the first time and as a direct outcome of your requests during the 2013 IATA Global Training Partner Congress earlier this year in Abu Dhabi, we are pleased to introduce the Network Global Advisory Board for the current term (2013-2014).

The group, comprised of partners who represent all sectors of the aviation value-chain and are located in the five major world regions, will be working with ITDI partners and IATA to reflect market and industry specific requirements within our daily work. Learn more about the Advisory Board.

Flexible Examination Options Coming Soon

ITDI is developing a flexible examination solution to help ATC Partners and their students schedule an IATA exam between the existing 4 yearly sessions. Read more 

New Grant Covers up to 70% of Tuition Fees for IATA - Nanyang Business School Programs

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has announced it will support the programs Nanyang Business School offers in partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA).  The grant which covers up to 70% of the tuition fees is available through the Aviation Leaders Development Program, launched to address the issue of unprecedented growth expected in the Asia-Pacific region:

“Singapore lacks natural resources and our main competitive advantage has always been our people. Over the years, we have built a robust education and training infrastructure to support the growth of industry sectors, including aviation.” Angela Ng Kwee Yue, Senior Manager, Planning and Development Aviation Industry Division, CAAS.

It is the first time in the Asia Pacific region when a civil aviation authority, an industry association and an education organization come together in a joint effort to accommodate the growing need for qualified people:

“Our industry is about to face a tremendous challenge with regard to the supply of talent. Driven from the recovery of the global economy, particularly the expansion of the middle class in Asia, the number of passengers and amount of cargo is growing and is expected to grow faster as each year unfolds.” Ismail Albaidhani, Head, Global Partnership and Learning Innovation, IATA.

The grant can be applied to both the Executive MBA in Aviation and Air Transport and the Advanced Management Program in Aviation and is offered to Singaporeans and permanent residents of Singapore who are employed at companies that earn at least 30% of their revenue from aviation. Read more about the new grants (pdf).

IATA and Nanyang Business School are working closely with local partners to support this initiative and, by that, the growth and development of our industry people.

New Partners

ITDI welcomes four new Global Training Partners

IATA’s global training partner network continues to grow as we welcomed nine new members to the family over the course of the 3rd quarter. Welcome aboard to:
  • TRAINICO GmbH (Germany)
  • Swan Aviation LLP (Kazakhstan)
  • Tri Star Servicos Aeroportuarios Ltda (Brazil)
  • Air One Aviation Services Pvt Ltd (India)
  • Instituto Dominicano de Aviación Civil  (Dominican Republic)
  • Swissport International Ltd. (Switzerland)
  • The Université du Québec (UQAC) (Canada)
  • Transferama (Netherlands)
  • Rawat Al-Hajer Co. (Iraq)
If you are interested in learning more about how to become an IATA Global Training Partner, continue reading.

IATA partners with IMD as a member of their Corporate Learning Network

IATA has partnered with IMD, one of the world’s top ranked business schools, to provide leadership training to senior travel and tourism executives in China as a means to help address the country’s rapidly expanding US $102 billion travel and tourism market. The three-day program takes place at IMD’s campus in Lausanne and focuses on the latest management trends and competitive business models. Read more about the program.

Partner Achievements

Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) expands to offer programs under the IATA Authorized Training Center (ATC) Model

Our existing Regional Training Partner (RTP) in the United Arab Emirates, GCAS has expanded their partnership scope with IATA to start offering new training programs under the IATA ATC model. Congratulations to the team in Abu Dhabi!

SriLankan Airlines Creates SriLankan Training as a Strategic Business Unit 

ITDI Partners expand their service offerings to include both ATS and ATC programs:
Congratulations to the following ITDI partners who recently expanded their services to operate under both the ATS and ATC programs: Tirwin Management Services Ltd, India; Taipei Airfreight Forwarders and Logistics Association (TAFLA),Taiwan; and Ground2Air, Mauritius.

Partnership News Flash

55th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Manual is available

The 55th edition of IATA’s DGR Manual published in October, is newly available.  As usual, our network of IATA Accredited Training School (ATS) partners should expect to receive their complementary annual edition in the coming weeks. A message with the detailed changes to the new edition has also been sent. Read about the DGR Manual – 55th edition.

ICAO Training Report is available

The June/July 2013 edition of the ICAO Training Report (pdf) is available.


Additional information

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