Main IATA navigation

HomeTrainingSearch Courses

Air Transportation Management (Classroom, 5 days)

Ce cours est aussi disponible en Français.
Este curso también está disponible en Español.

DescriptionPrices & Registration
Did you know that in the past 5 years, 431 participants from 48 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Get a head start in the industry with this insider’s view of the air transportation system.

Review aviation-related businesses and organizations and the role they play in shaping the industry. Polish your management and presentation skills while working with experienced instructors and class peers on a unique course integration exercise.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and 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


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Management
  • 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 - Nigeria, Lagos (IATA)
4 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Gain a global perspective into the air transportation industry
  • Identify key industry stakeholders
  • Understand the basic laws and conventions governing air transport
  • Evaluate key areas of an aviation business based on standards and best practices
  • Practice management and presentation skills

Course content

  • Components of the air transportation system
    • Aviation businesses and organizations
    • Non-governmental organizations
    • New technologies and their effect on the industry
  • Business models
    • The organization of: airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities and air navigation service providers
    • Commercial aviation from an organizational perspective
  • Aviation law
    • Freedoms of the Air and other basic laws
    • ICAO standards and recommended practices
  • Safety and security
    • Common concepts applied in the industry
    • Organizations that set standards for the industry
  • Benchmarking and key performance indicators
    • Safety, security and risk management for industry businesses

Download the course outline


  • Management exercises and case studies
  • Course integration exercise

Who should attend

This course is open to all industry newcomers and professionals seeking an entry-level management position in:

  • Airlines
  • Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Air Navigation Service Providers
  • Airports

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 30,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-house sessions. Our 350+ 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.


James Bata Shallangwa, Assistant General Manager Nigeria
I believe all aviation workers, irrespective of discipline or department, should take the Air Transportation Management course. After having worked 23 years in this industry, I found the course to be a useful refresher and eye-opener. The role play project brought insight to the current situation in my country and I look forward to applying the benchmarking techniques I have learned in my organization.

Syed Mohamed Wazeer, Marketing & Sales Manager UAE
I took this course to get an international perspective on air transport and was not disappointed! The instructor was very knowledgeable and able to talk about many aspects of the industry based on his experience. Aviation is a diverse industry. This course has helped me to understand more about its many components - something I could not do on the job alone.

Subject areas

Find related courses:

Need Help?

Contact us

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

Additional information