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International Air Law for Lawyers and Legal Professionals (Classroom, 5 days)

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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 207 participants from 66 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Strengthen your understanding of the context and requirements of international air law, air service agreements, open skies agreements and traffic rights. Demonstrate sound skills in applying airline liability regimes and international security treaties. Learn how to negotiate both, public and private international air law treaties.

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


  • Participants should have at least 3 years of experience in their area of expertise
  • Recommended level is Management and Professional
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

Next class

Jan 13 - Jan 17, 2020 - United Kingdom, London (IATA)
6 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize the Chicago Convention 1944, its importance for aviation and what led to bilateralism
  • Analyze and understand the Freedoms of the Air
  • Analyze and understand private international air law instruments on liability (Warsaw system and ground liability) and its provisions
  • Describe the concepts and provisions of code sharing, interlining and their respective agreements

Course content

  • Public International Air Law
    • The Chicago Convention 1944
    • Sovereignty and Freedoms of the Air
    • Multilateral agreement on international air transportation (Open Skies)
  • Private International Air Law (liability rules)
    • Warsaw and Montreal Conventions
    • Third party surface damage claims
    • Code share agreements and liability
  • International aviation security regimes

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  • Case studies
  • Group discussions
  • Exercises

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline in-house counsel
  • Aviation lawyers in private practice
  • Government officials involved in the air transport sector
  • Lawyers in related fields seeking an understanding of the international aviation industry

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-house sessions. Our 300+ 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.


Rotimi Oguneso, Abdullahi Ibrahim and Co
It was really a valuable experience for me being exposed to the basic principles of International Aviation Law and the myriad conventions, protocols, practices and regulations that makes the course very interesting and exciting. More exciting is the willingness of other colleagues to share their knowledge and experience with someone like me who was starting from ground zero with regard to aviation law.

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