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IATA Trained NDC Consultant (Classroom, 4 days)

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New Distribution Capability (NDC) is a travel industry-supported program launched by IATA to develop and implement a new XML-based data transmission standard. NDC enables the industry to transform the way airline products are retailed to business and leisure travelers with full and rich content, and a transparent shopping experience.

The comprehensive IATA Trained NDC Consultant training solution is designed to provide aviation industry consultants with in-depth expertise on the NDC standard. By holding an official IATA-Trained NDC Consultant certificate, your clients will know you have the right qualifications to help them design and implement an effective NDC project.

This course is only available on-demand as in-house training.

Course format

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


  • Participants should have prior knowledge of basic NDC concepts and use in the industry
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Management
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

Next class

There are currently no scheduled classes. Check back later for updates or contact us to arrange a class in your company.

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Develop project roadmaps for NDC implementation
  • Assess the impact of NDC on your client’s current IT environment
  • Support airlines creating strategies pertaining to NDC offer and order management
  • Assist airline management in preparing for an NDC program
  • Assist the airline business, IT and procurement team with the selection of NDC vendors
  • Gain a technical understanding of the NDC architecture and message flows

Course content

  • NDC scope and vision – how NDC supports the airline distribution strategy through offer and order management
  • How to plan and design NDC projects
  • Assessing the business and technical readiness of an airlines for an NDC project
  • Understand the activities involved in NDC solution procurement
  • Review architecture, message flows and integration into existing IT environments

Download the course outline


  • Interactive workshop using a basic NDC Toolkit to:
    • Create an airline NDC capability matrix
    • Assess the airline’s NDC readiness
    • Create an NDC RFP framework

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • IT services consultants
  • Airline consultants
  • Transportation consultants

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the course and final examination.

Furthermore, participants who pass the exam will be listed in IATA online registry of IATA Trained NDC consultants.

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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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