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Cargo Operations Oversight for Airports (Classroom, 4 days)

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This four-day course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of cargo operations at an airport. Improve your understanding of various components of cargo operations, and how these components interact with each other in daily cargo operations.

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

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 4 days (32 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor
  • Student performance will be based on an examination


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • 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

There are currently no scheduled classes. Check back later for updates or contact us to arrange a class in your company.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand air cargo operations framework and key regulations
  • Provide oversight to complex air cargo operations
  • Understand the principles of special cargo handling
  • Utilise technology tools and trends in the industry

Course content

  • Cargo operations
    • Warehouse operations
    • Cargo processes and procedures
    • Training requirements
  • Special cargo
    • Live animals regulations
    • Perishable cargo regulations
    • Temperature-sensitive cargo
  • Dangerous goods
    • Training records
    • Dangerous goods acceptance
    • Marking and labelling
    • Documentation and document retention
    • NOTOC preparation and delivery
    • Dangerous goods reporting and inspection
    • Storage and loading procedures
  • Staging and storing cargo
  • Cargo technology
  • Cargo ground service equipment
  • Cargo operations: IOSA and ISAGO

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airport supervisors responsible for providing oversight to cargo operations
  • Airport operations managers responsible for cargo operations

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.

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

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