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Aviation and the Environment (Classroom, 5 days)

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Be up-to-date on aviation environmental issues and their management, with a special emphasis on new technology, improved operations and modernized methods of airspace and airport management.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: None

Next class

Jul 13 - Jul 17, 2015 - Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)

3 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Identify key factors for a sustainable aviation sector
  • Address specific environmental challenges within your organization
  • Contribute to the timely implementation of improvements on technology, operations and infrastructure, such as the design and use of more direct air routes, more suitable ATM procedures, and regional ATM initiatives
  • Develop evaluation methods for proper environmental assessment
  • Update communication messages and tools

Course content

Examine the concept of sustainability in aviation

Social, economic and environmental impacts

Regulatory and institutional framework

Technological and operational improvements

Development and commercialization of sustainable biojet-fuels

Measures toward more efficient routes, ATM and airport procedures in all regions

  • Reduction of delays
  • Continuous descent operations and green departures
  • Use of Required Navigation Performance (RNP) capabilities
  • Opening of new fuel-saving routes and flexible long-haul routing (IATA i-Flex)
  • Improved cooperation between civil and military airspace users

Regional ATM initiatives such as NextGen (USA), Single European Sky, ASPIRE (Asia & South Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions), INSPIRE (Indian Ocean Partnership to Reduce Emissions) and AIRE (Atlantic Interoperability Initiative to Reduce Emissions)

Key airport environmental challenges and their management

Communication messages and tools including handling crisis communications and using new social media

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Civil aviation and regulatory authorities
  • Airline operators
  • Airport operators
  • Air navigation service providers

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:

Additional information

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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