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Aircraft Recovery (Classroom, 5 days)

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Did you know that in the past 4 years, 52 participants from 24 countries have taken this course with IATA?


This course prepares you to identify potential issues with removing immobilized or disabled aircraft in a timely manner. Course content is based on the Aircraft Recovery Task Force (ARTF) Part One and meets the training requirements set by ICAO for disabled aircraft operations. This course follows the general format of ATA iSpec 2200, the general subject matter contained in ICAO Document 9137.

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


  • Due to the high technical content of the training material, participants must possess basic aircraft technical skills.
  • Recommended level is Professional 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 - China, Beijing (IATA)
5 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Manage aircraft recovery
  • Identify the issues involved in removing immobilized or disabled aircraft in an efficient and timely manner
  • Recognize and deal with the legal implications
  • Describe the basics of related documentation

Course content

  • Issues involved in removing disabled aircraft
  • Health and safety issues
  • Aircraft recovery steps and processes
  • Components of the emergency response plan
  • Duties and responsibilities of recovery personnel
  • Hazards associated with recovery operations
  • Basic categories of recovery events
  • Use of aircraft recovery equipment
  • Requirement for soil stability

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Civil aviation authorities
  • Airline managers and operational staff
  • Airport managers

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:

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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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