Senior Civil Aviation Management (Classroom, 10 days)


This comprehensive, practical course for senior managers covers all the main areas of responsibility for Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs). Learn how to plan and deliver efficient and effective civil aviation regulatory and operational services to meet national and international air transportation policies and objectives. Participants will work in teams to apply the concepts and principles learned in the course

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

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Obtain a broader view of the scope of activities under a civil aviation authority
  • Understand the strategies employed by Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Acquire new senior management skills to work more effectively
  • Learn from an experienced, international, and multi-disciplinary team
  • Network with peers from around the world

Course content

  • Civil Aviation Business Planning
  • Financial Management and Capital Investment Evaluation
  • Fees and charges
  • Economic regulation
  • Aviation policy
  • Commercialization, private sector participation and privatization
  • The regulatory framework
  • Activities under the management of a CAA
  • The Civil Aviation Master Plan (CAMP)
  • Management of a CAA
  • ICAO CNS/ATM, performance-based navigation (PBN), aviation system block upgrades
  • Impact of technology and infrastructure planning
  • ICAO safety management: policy (Global Aviation Safety Plan – GASP); Standards and Recommended Practices – SARPs) (Annex 19); guidance material (ICAO Doc 9859 Safety Management Manual – SMM); analysis; implementing and reporting (USOAP, SSP, RASG)
  • Airport and air operator certification
  • Sustainability and other emerging issues in Civil Aviation management

Who should attend?

This course is recommended for:

  • Directors-General and senior managers of Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Government Ministries and Airport Authorities with a regulatory function
  • Individuals aspiring to senior management responsibilities in CAAs

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