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Civil Aviation Management (Classroom, 5 days)

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This course provides the essentials for civil aviation authority managers and operational staff to effectively perform their jobs in their Civil Aviation Authority. Participants will learn the main functions and responsibilities of a CAA: the regulatory framework, ICAO, Annexes, Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), the Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA) to safety, ICAO audits and the State Safety Program (SSP). On the finance and management side, participants will learn about Civil Aviation Master Planning, business planning, financial issues, fees and charges, commercialization, private sector participation and privatization.

The principal safety regulation and oversight responsibilities will be reviewed with regard to aerodromes, airlines, airworthiness, maintenance, airspace, air navigation services and the environment. Civil aviation security will be briefly covered although the regulation and oversight of security is not always under the same government department as civil aviation depending on the State. During practical exercises, participants will work in teams to resolve problems and issues, applying the concepts and principles learned in the course. There will be a Course Integration Exercise in which participants work together and present how they have understood the concepts and facts learned during the course.

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 Entry-level and Intermediate
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

Next class

Dec 16 - Dec 20, 2019 - Thailand, Bangkok (BAA-RTP)
4 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Be conversant about the scope of activities under a civil aviation authority
  • Apply new management tools that will allow you to do the job more effectively

Course content

  • The status of the aviation industry and key organizations
  • The origins and role of ICAO
  • The civil aviation regulatory framework
  • Regulation, oversight, certification, licensing
  • Managing the CAA, master and business planning
  • Economics and finance; fees and charges
  • Commercialisation and other funding models
  • Aviation security
  • Aviation safety
  • Quality and service

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Regulatory and oversight job roles in air navigation, airspace and aerodromes, regulation development and implementation, flight standards, safety systems, airworthiness, engineering, safety assurance
  • Managers in CAA legal affairs, regulatory policy and international strategy
  • Managers in CAA finance, stakeholder engagement and sustainability.

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
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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