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Airport Certification and Infrastructure Standards (Classroom, 5 days)

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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 176 participants from 36 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Keep your aerodrome facilities up-to-standard, meeting the latest certification requirements.

Gain detailed knowledge on aerodrome operator obligations in order to assess your facility’s level of compliance. Learn how to recommend structural changes and improve day-to-day 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 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.


  • Participants should have prior knowledge of airport layout, operations and facilities
  • 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

Feb 17 - Feb 21, 2020 - Colombia, Bogota (IATA)
2 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Review key topics in the Manual on the Certification of Aerodromes
  • Understand the certification regulatory system, certification model regulations and procedures
  • Identify and measure the impacts of the certification requirements on the operations of an aeorodrome
  • Understand and fulfill the respective roles and responsibilities of the aerodrome operator and the regulator
  • Learn aerodrome operator obligations to ICAO: Annex 14, emergency response plan, safety management system and aerodrome manual
  • Put theories into practice through a course integration exercise

Course content

  • Standard and requirements
    • EU 216/2008 and EU 1108/2009
    • EU 139/2014
    • EASA Certification specifications and guidance material
    • ICAO Annex 14
    • ICAO Aerodrome certification requirements
    • Aerodrome manual
    • Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs)
  • Operations
    • Apron safety management and AVOTP
    • Emergency response
    • Aerodrome inspection
  • Safety standards
    • Introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS)
    • Operational safety during construction

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Aerodrome operators
  • Airside personnel
  • CAA personnel
  • Compliance inspectors
  • Airport planners

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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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-company sessions. Our 200+ 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.

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