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Legal and Financial Issues for Air Navigation Service Providers (Classroom, 5 days)

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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 43 participants from 25 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Understand state rights and obligations, charging policy, facilities financing, management and control. Designed for Air Navigation Service Providers.

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 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

Dec 09 - Dec 13, 2019 - Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
3 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Summarize major legal and financial issues in the management of air navigation services
  • Identify external influences and changes in the legal and financial contexts in which ANSPs are expected to operate
  • Explain the nature and scope of States legal rights and obligations with respect to the provision of ANS
  • Review charging (pricing) policies for air navigation services

Course content

  • Air transport industry overview
  • Evolution of international aviation law
  • Air navigation services legal framework
  • ANSP commercialization
  • Economic regulation of air navigation services
  • ANS user charges
  • Air navigation service financing
  • Capital projects
  • ANSP risk management and insurance
  • ANSP performance measurement, including benchmarking
  • ANSP corporate governance

Download the course outline


  • Exercises
  • Case studies

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Senior managers and aspiring managers in organizations providing Air Navigation Services
  • Project managers in the management of change programs
  • Managers from Civil Aviation Authorities responsible for regulating or delivering Air Navigation Services

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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