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Aviation Law for Managers (non-lawyers) (Classroom, 5 days)

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Did you know that in the past 4 years, 336 participants from 61 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Be knowledgeable about public international aviation law and how it relates to your aviation job. Designed for non-lawyers, this course applies to airlines, air navigation service providers, airports and civil aviation authorities amongst others, and was developed in partnership with the EUROCONTROL Institute of Air Navigation Services [GEN-LAW].

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 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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 - United States, Miami (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
6 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain public international aviation laws, the Chicago Convention and other Conventions
  • Relate international air law to national policy
  • Describe bilateral and multilateral airline agreements
  • Perform your aviation job with improved and detailed knowledge of the laws that apply to you and your organization

Course content

  • The key legal instruments governing international civil aviation and how they support safe and efficient air transport
  • The Chicago Convention, the creation of ICAO, other aviation Conventions
  • International civil aviation laws and their effect on States and how aviation personnel perform their duties
  • The role of national authorities and their interdependence with the role of ICAO
  • National air transport policy and domestic regulation of air transport
  • Bilateral and multilateral regulation of international air transport: standard provisions; current types of agreements; the process of negotiating agreements
  • Traditional and current mechanisms of cooperation between airlines and subsequent legal issues
  • Liability in air transport: general principles, liability of the carrier, aircraft operator, ANSPs, airport operators, manufacturers and Civil Aviation Authorities and their employees
  • The consequences of an accident or incident
  • New developments and disruptors: environmental issues; commercial space travel; UAS/ UAV/ drones
  • EU aviation law and the Single European Sky
  • US Air Law and Regulations

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  • Case Studies
  • Exercises

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Operational staff such as air crew and air traffic controllers
  • Executives and managers from airlines, airports, air navigation services providers, civil aviation authorities and other aviation organizations

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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About IATA Classroom Training
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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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