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Aviation Fuel Management Essentials (Classroom, 3 days)

Este curso también está disponible en Español.

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Jet fuel is one of the largest costs in airline expenditure, therefore an important component in the management of an airline. In this course you will learn about the technical aspects of jet fuel so that you can monitor the quality and specifications of the fuel, examine the pricing formulae and pricing structure to enable airlines to choose the right supplier in a particular location, and fuel suppliers to better understand the priorities of the airlines.

During this course you will follow the supply chain from the refinery to delivery into the aircraft, learn how to minimize fuel uplift, and understand the processes in place to ensure safety in the delivery of fuel by the fuel suppliers. You will learn how the tendering process works, how to develop best practices in the management of jet fuels, and explore factors affecting supply reliability, and safety.

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 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.


  • 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

Nov 19 - Nov 21, 2019 - Spain, Madrid (IATA)
4 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Prepare and analyze your airline's fuel budget
  • Make decisions on issues related to fuel quality, safety, efficiency and the environment
  • Assess the key factors impacting the jet fuel market
  • Select the best jet fuel pricing and supply options for your airline
  • Manage the fuel tendering process
  • Understand the priorities of airlines in fuel purchasing

Course content

  • Overview of quality control
  • Essential technical specifications
  • Factors affecting jet fuel specifications
  • Supply reliability, availability, and contamination
  • Basic concept of Hedging
  • Fuel efficiency: latest technological developments
  • Basics of jet fuel pricing
  • Stages in buying jet fuel
  • IATA's role in the aviation fuel industry

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  • Presentation of IATA Fuel Supply Model Agreement
  • Simulation of fuel tenders and decision making process

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Fuel Purchasing and Planning Managers
  • Fuel and insurance controllers
  • Financial staff, including controllers, treasury officers and accountants
  • Jet fuel suppliers

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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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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