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Aviation Security Management - University of Geneva (Classroom, 3 days)

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Since 2001 the challenges and risks to the aviation industry have been growing rapidly. International civil aviation has suffered a series of attacks targeting airlines, airports, and other civil infrastructures.

Learn about current security threats and how to manage security risks related to passengers and cargo. Gain knowledge of aviation security from a management perspective and explore the issues facing Aviation Security Service (Avsec) management. Review techniques to conduct business while complying with national and international legislation.

This course is offered as part of the IATA-University of Geneva Aviation Management Program. A related course is also scheduled at our IATA Training Centers.

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor / University of Geneva Professor.
  • This course has been customized into a three-day format for the IATA-University of Geneva Aviation Management program. It may be taken as a single certificate course, or as part of the Diploma in Advanced Studies in Aviation Management, or Executive MBA with specialization in aviation management.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • 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.

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What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Expand your knowledge of the aviation security sector
  • Describe how aviation security is integrated into the aviation industry
  • Understand the concept of securing air transportation through risk based security
  • Analyze how business decisions are being effected by threats and risks
  • Explain international legislation for the aviation security sector
  • Recognize how security is implemented in different regions such as Europe and the United States
  • Understand how emergency planning is a vital component of a stable security system

Course content

  • Identifying and managing security risks
  • Assessing threats in reference to the most current trends
  • The legal framework of international aviation security
  • The concept and implementation of aviation security
  • Emergency planning and response
  • Integrating human factors into an organization
  • Building a security culture in non-security personnel
  • Communicating with stakeholders in counter security entities in emergency situations

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Border Control Authorities
  • Airline and Airport Operators
  • Police Authorities
  • Armed Forces

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.

Participants enrolled in the Diploma in Advanced Studies in Aviation Management will receive an academic diploma from both University of Geneva and IATA.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

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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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