IATA Airport Operations Training Overview

IATA Airport Operations Training Course Outline

Module 1: Airport as an Operational System

  • Airport as a System
  • National Airport Systems
  • Function of the Airport
  • Centralised and Decentralised Passenger Terminal Systems
  • Complexity of the Airport Operation
  • Management and Operational Structures

Module 2: Airport Peaks and Airline Scheduling

  • Problem
  • Methods of Describing Peaking
  • Implications of Variations in Volumes
  • Factors and Constraints on Airline Scheduling Policies
  • Scheduling Within the Airline
  • Fleet Utilisation
  • IATA Policy on Scheduling
  • Airport Viewpoint on Scheduling
  • Hubs

Module 3: Airport Noise Control

  • Introduction
  • Aircraft Noise
  • Community Response to Aircraft Noise
  • Noise-Control Strategies
  • Noise-Monitoring Procedures
  • Night Curfews
  • Noise Compatibility and Land Use

Module 4: Airport Influences on Aircraft Performance Characteristics

  • Introduction
  • Aircraft
  • Departure Performance
  • Approach and Landing Performance
  • Safety Considerations
  • Automatic Landing
  • Operations in Inclement Weather

Module 5: Operational Readiness

  • What is Operational Readiness
  • Operating Constraints
  • Operational Areas
  • Airfield Inspections
  • Maintaining Readiness

Module 6: Ground Handling

  • Passenger Handling
  • Ramp Handling
  • Aircraft Ramp Servicing
  • Ramp Layout
  • Departure Control
  • Division of Ground Handling Responsibilities
  • Control of Ground Handling Efficiency

Module 7: Baggage Handling

  • Baggage-Handling Processes
  • Equipment, Systems, and Technologies
  • Process and System Design Drivers
  • Organisation
  • Management and Performance Metrics

Module 8: Passenger Terminal Operations

  • Functions of the Passenger Terminal
  • Terminal Functions
  • Philosophies of Terminal Management
  • Direct Passenger Services
  • Airline-Related
    • Passenger Services
    • Operational Functions
  • Governmental Requirements
  • Non-Passenger-Related Airport Authority Functions
  • Passenger Information Systems

Module 9: Airport Security

  • Introduction
  • Structure of Planning for Security
  • Airport Security Programme
  • Passenger and Carry-On Baggage Search and Screening
  • Baggage Search and Screening
  • Freight and Cargo Search and Screening
  • Access Control within and Throughout Airport Buildings
  • Vehicle Access and Vehicular Identification
  • Perimeter Control for Operational Areas

Module 10: Cargo Operations and Technical Services

  • Cargo Market
  • Expediting the Movement
  • Flow Through the Terminal
  • Handling Within the Terminal
  • Cargo Apron Operation
  • Cargo Operations by the Integrated Carriers
  • Aerodrome Technical Services
  • Scope of Technical Services
  • Safety Management System
  • Air Traffic Control

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Who should attend this IATA Airport Operations Training Course?

The IATA Airport Operations Training Course is designed to provide delegates with comprehensive knowledge and skills related to the efficient and safe operation of airports. This course will benefit the following professionals:

  • Airport Operations Managers
  • Air Traffic Controllers
  • Ground Handling Agents
  • Passenger Service Agents
  • Security Officers
  • Engineers
  • Disaster Recovery Specialists

Prerequisites of the IATA Airport Operations Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this IATA Airport Operations Training Course. However, prior experience in Aviation related roles is recommended but not mandatory. Also, familiarity with basic airport business might prove to be beneficial for the delegate.

IATA Airport Operations Training Course Overview

The IATA Airport Operations Course is a gateway to understanding the intricacies of Airport Management, a field of immense significance in the global travel and aviation industry. This course delves into the critical aspects of airport operations, from safety and security to passenger experience, addressing the core functions that keep airports running smoothly.

Knowing the subject of airport operations is crucial for professionals in the aviation and travel industry. Airport Managers, Aviation Consultants, Airline Staff, and anyone involved in airport operations benefit from mastering this course. As airports serve as gateways to the world, ensuring their efficient and secure operation is paramount for global travel.

The Knowledge Academy's 1-day Airport Operations Training equips delegates with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to manage airport operations effectively. Delegates will learn about airport safety, security protocols, passenger handling, and crisis management. By completing this training, professionals enhance their ability to contribute to the efficient and secure functioning of airports, improving passenger experiences and overall airport performance.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the fundamentals of airport operations
  • To ensure safety and security in airport environments
  • To optimise passenger handling and services
  • To manage airport facilities and resources
  • To develop crisis management skills
  • To enhance overall airport performance

Upon completion, delegates will be well-prepared to play key roles in managing airport operations, ensuring safety, security, and efficiency, and contributing to the success of airports worldwide.

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What’s included in this IATA Airport Operations Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • IATA Airport Operations Training Course Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led IATA Airport Operations Training. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's IATA Airport Operations Training, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

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IATA Airport Operations Training FAQs

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for all airlines in the world, and it works to improve the regulatory and business climate for its member airlines while also reducing costs to the industry.
There are no formal prerequisites to attend this IATA Airport Operations Training course.
This IATA Airport Operations Training course is suitable for anyone who wants to gain knowledge about the aviation industry and their operations.
Airport Operations refers to the activities carried out by the issuer in connection with the design, acquisition, use, management, and upkeep of the airport system.
The objective of airport operations is to give the passenger a seamless travel experience by connecting their operations to be as effective and economical as possible.
This course is [ ] day(s)
Billing and invoicing, ground operations, airside operations, and information management are the common airport operations.
In this IATA Airport Operations Training course, you will learn various concepts, such as air traffic control, handling within the terminal, baggage-handling processes, direct passenger services, control of ground handling efficiency, airfield inspections, operations in inclement weather, and many more.
The price for IATA Airport Operations Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for IATA Airport Operations Training.
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