Air Transportation Management


Get a head start in the industry with this insider’s view of the air transportation system.

Review aviation-related businesses and organizations and the role they play in shaping the industry. Polish your management and presentation skills while working with experienced instructors and class peers on a unique course integration exercise.

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

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Gain a global perspective into the air transportation industry
  • Identify key industry stakeholders
  • Understand the basic laws and conventions governing air transport
  • Evaluate key areas of an aviation business based on standards and best practices
  • Practice management and presentation skills

Course content

  • Components of the air transportation system
  • Aviation businesses and organizations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • New technologies and their effect on the industry
  • Business models
  • The organization of: airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities and air navigation service providers
  • Commercial aviation from an organizational perspective
  • Aviation law
  • Freedoms of the Air and other basic laws
  • ICAO standards and recommended practices
  • Safety and security
  • Common concepts applied in the industry
  • Organizations that set standards for the industry
  • Benchmarking and key performance indicators
  • Safety, security and risk management for industry businesses

Who should attend?

This course is open to all industry newcomers and professionals seeking an entry-level management position in:

  • Airlines
  • Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Air Navigation Service Providers
  • Airports

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:

  • Civil Aviation Management Diploma