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Senior Civil Aviation Management (Classroom, 10 days)

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This ten day course focuses on the latest trends and market needs to examine strategies for Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs). Learn how to plan and execute the delivery of efficient, effective and sustainable civil aviation regulatory and operational services to meet national air transportation policies and objectives. You will work in teams to resolve problems and issues, applying the concepts and principles learned during the course.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 10 days (80 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: None

Next class

Nov 30 - Dec 11, 2015 - United States, Miami (IATA)

3 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Plan and execute the delivery of efficient, effective civil aviation regulatory and operational services to meet national air transportation policies and objectives
  • Apply strategies for civil aviation management based on the latest trends and market needs

Course content


  • Overview of air transportation
  • The business plan
  • Development of the course integration exercise
  • Introduction to financial management
  • Capital investment evaluation
  • Working in teams
  • Fees and charges: ICAO and Document 9082, policies on charges for airport and Air Navigation Services  
  • Economic regulation
  • Aviation policy
  • Commercialization, private sector participation and privatization
  • Time management
  • Visit to ICAO (when the course is held in Montreal)



  • The regulatory framework
  • CAA activities
  • The Civil Aviation Master Plan (CAMP)
  • Managing the CAA
  • ICAO CNS/ATM and the transition to performance-based systems, ICAO Doc 9750, Global Air Navigation Plan for CNS/ATM Systems
  • Presentation skills
  • ICAO Doc 9859 AN/474 Safety Management Manual (SMM) and ICAO Safety Management System (SMS)
  • The impact of technology and infrastructure planning
  • Quality management (ISO 9000:2000, ISO 9000:2008, and ISO 9001:2008)
  • Airport certification
  • Aircraft airworthiness and air carrier certification
  • Course integration exercise team work and presentations

Download full outline (pdf)

  • A comprehensive Course Integration Exercise conducted over the full two weeks will assist participants in demonstrating the concepts learned. This CIE is the counter-part to that for the IATA course in Airline Management - Air Mercury, and is based on the fictitious San Maurice Civil Aviation Administration
  • Numerous case studies to demonstrate key points and issues

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Experienced managers to Director General level in Civil Aviation Authorities and regulators, Ministries, Airport Authorities and Air Navigation Service Providers
  • Individuals aspiring to senior management responsibilities in CAAs

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

About IATA Classroom Training
We train more than 10,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-company sessions. Our 200+ classroom courses are developed using IATA’s unique industry insight and delivered by IATA Instructors, experts in their fields. More

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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