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Airport Security Operations Optimization (Classroom, 5 days)

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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 156 participants from 31 countries have taken this course with IATA?


This course teaches the basics of operational aviation security (AVSEC), providing an overview of the latest security issues, threats, and technological developments. With a focus on ICAO and IATA documentation, gain tools to implement international security procedures within your organization.

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


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Management
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

Next class

May 18 - May 22, 2020 - United States, Miami (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
4 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Learn the structure and roles of major aviation security organizations
  • Evaluate threat and risk involved in security planning
  • Execute security concepts and integrate them into an airport security plan

Course content

  • International aviation security laws and legal obligations
  • Current threats and risks to the aviation industry
  • Control of access to airport security restricted areas
  • Screening of passenger and cabin baggage
  • Risk assessment and contingency planning
  • Emerging technologies and equipment
  • Command and control of response to major incidents

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  • Design a full airport security concept with a team
  • Analyse case studies highlighting recent industry developments

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Representatives from civil aviation authorities
  • Airline and airport-based and government personnel with AVSEC responsibilities
  • Law enforcement personnel responsible for the overview of security measures

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% 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.

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