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Cost Reduction Strategies for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) (Classroom, 5 days)

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Profit from the best practices of international leaders in Air Navigation Service (ANS) Provision to reduce your costs and improve your operating results without comprising your safety performance. Find the right balance between meeting customer expectations, regulatory obligations, charging for services and improving service quality and cost-effectiveness.

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


  • Participants should have prior knowledge of the general functions and financial structure of an ANSP
  • 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

Apr 20 - Apr 24, 2020 - Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
1 additional class is scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Describe the components of ANSP financial costs
  • Apply tools and techniques to manage costs
  • Explain specific cost reduction strategies from a broad aviation perspective
  • Review benchmarking cost efficiency studies
  • Identify opportunities to offset the costs of providing services
  • Suggest strategies to avoid and/or mitigate risks, arising from cost reductions
  • Explain how human factors impact cost reduction strategies

Course content

  • Mandate and mission of an ANS Provider
  • Specific cost reductions strategies from a corporate and airline perspective
  • Managing capital project costs effectively
  • Benchmarking and cost reductions
  • Cost recovery, cost offsetting
  • Managing costs risks
  • Human Factors in cost management

Download the course outline


  • Case studies and exercises
  • Videos, discussions and examples
  • Written examination

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Executives and managers of Air Navigation Service Providers
  • Airline managers responsible for user charges

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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