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Enterprise Risk Management for Aviation (Classroom, 4 days)

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The IATA Integrated Risk Management (IRM) methodology has been specially designed for the aviation industry, to be used as a guide for airlines, ground handlers, airports and regulatory authorities to move from operational safety risk assessment to a fully integrated risk management across the organization. Over 4 days, learn about the IATA IRM methodology and obtain the tools to implement a risk management process within your organization – from corporate risks to operational-related risks.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 4 days (32 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


Next class

Feb 25 - Feb 28, 2020 - Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
2 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Explain the challenges impeding the risk management implementation and the importance for a holistic risk management
  • Describe and tailor-fit the IATA IRM methodology to implement a best-fit risk management process
  • Conduct a corporate risk management workshop in your organization to develop comprehensive risk registers using the sample templates provided
  • Use the risk profiles and risk treatment action plans (risk registers) developed in the course as samples to be further customized to fit your professional area

Course content

  • The need for risk management and how to achieve business goals and to comply with regulatory requirements (e.g. ISO31000, AIRMIC)
  • What is risk? – what can go wrong and what can go right
  • Types of controls available
    • Risk management (RM) components
    • IRM framework – linkage to strategy
    • Sample risk model
    • Risk assessment methodology and risk rating parameters
    • RM oversight structure and terms of reference RM policy and RM process guidelines
    • RM register; RM awareness, communication and training
    • RM performance measure
  • Critical requirements for RM implementation and benefits of RM to sustain buy-in

Download the course outline


  • A sample airline pack
  • Practical exercises

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Senior management
  • Risk management personnel
  • Aviation professionals in strategy or corporate planning, commercial, operational areas, support functions
  • Regulators and civil aviation authorities

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. 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 30,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-house sessions. Our 350+ 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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