Aviation and the Environment (Classroom, 4 days)


Be up-to-date on aviation environmental issues and their management, with a special emphasis on new technology, improved operations and modernized methods of airspace and airport management.

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

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify key factors for a sustainable aviation sector
  • Address specific environmental challenges within your organization
  • Contribute to the timely implementation of improvements on technology, operations and infrastructure, such as the design and use of more direct air routes, more suitable ATM procedures, and regional ATM initiatives
  • Develop evaluation methods for proper environmental assessment
  • Update communication messages and tools

Course content

  • Examine the concept of sustainability in aviation
  • Social, economic and environmental impacts
  • Regulatory and institutional framework
  • Technological and operational improvements
  • Development and commercialization of sustainable biojet-fuels
  • Measures toward more efficient routes, ATM and airport procedures in all regions
  • Reduction of delays
  • Continuous descent operations and green departures
  • Use of Required Navigation Performance (RNP) capabilities
  • Opening of new fuel-saving routes and flexible long-haul routing (IATA i-Flex)
  • Improved cooperation between civil and military airspace users
  • Regional ATM initiatives such as NextGen (USA), Single European Sky, ASPIRE (Asia & South Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions), INSPIRE (Indian Ocean Partnership to Reduce Emissions) and AIRE (Atlantic Interoperability Initiative to Reduce Emissions)
  • Key airport environmental challenges and their management
  • Communication messages and tools including handling crisis communications and using social media

Who should attend?

This course is recommended for:

  • Civil aviation and regulatory authorities
  • Airline operators
  • Airport operators
  • Air navigation service providers


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
  • Aeropolitical and Industry Affairs Diploma
  • Aviation and the Environment Diploma