Main IATA navigation

HomeTrainingSearch Courses

Managing Accident Prevention and Investigation (Classroom, 5 days)

Este curso también está disponible en Español.

DescriptionPrices & Registration
Did you know that in the past 3 years, 290 participants from 35 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Starting with an overview of the legal responsibilities involved as per ICAO Annex 13, 19 and ICAO Doc. 9859, this course provides you with a practical understanding of accident preparedness and the details of the investigation process in the case of an aircraft accident. Gain the knowledge and skills to manage or participate in an accident response and support formal investigations.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

Course format

  • 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 ICAO Annexes 13, 19, Doc 9859 AN/460
  • Recommended level is Management and Professional
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

Next class

Dec 09 - Dec 13, 2019 - South Africa, Johannesburg (ATNS-RTP)
4 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the entire accident investigation process
  • Know how to manage accident preparedness
  • Participate in and support formal investigations

    Course content

    • Basic safety concepts and terminology
    • State accident investigation responsibilities especially Annex 13, 19 and ICAO Doc 9859
    • European regulation, national and domestic provisions and military provisions
    • Preparation and readiness for an investigation into an aircraft accident
    • Step by step process for managing an accident response including support functions such as managing communications and the media
    • Participation in on-site investigation including safety on the accident site
    • Accident and incident investigation techniques
    • Flight recorders
    • Airframe investigation
    • How to manage investigation into the power plant both on-site and in the workshop
    • Fire investigation
    • How to investigate various aircraft systems

    Download the course outline


    • Numerous Case Studies
    • Videos
    • Exercises

    Who should attend

    This course is recommended for:

    • Personnel involved in accident investigations from:
      • Civil aviation authorities
      • Airport authorities
      • Air navigation service providers
      • Airlines
      • Accident investigation agencies and related aviation organizations

    Certificate awarded

    An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

    This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

    Additional information

    About IATA Classroom Training
    We train more than 10,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-house sessions. Our 300+ classroom courses are developed using IATA’s unique industry insight and delivered by IATA Instructors, experts in their fields. More

    Further training
    Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

    Subject areas

    Find related courses:

    Need Help?

    Contact us

    Our mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry

    Additional information