Aircraft Accident Investigation

IATA Training
Course summary
Length: 5 days
Price: 2,500 USD excl. VAT
Location: Rome, Singapore
Provider: IATA Training plus
Course type: Open / Scheduled

Aircraft Accident Investigation

Aircraft Accident InvestigationAircraft Accident Investigation - 5-day classroom course by IATA Training

This Aircraft Accident Investigation course delivers the skills necessary for airline staff to effectively take part in accident and serious incident investigation in compliance with the relevant industry standards.

The 5-day programme provides a thorough exploration of the root causes of aircraft accidents, with the goal of helping participants understand how they can enhance safety and prevent similar events from occurring in the future. Using comprehensive exercises and case studies, it provides them with a solid practical understanding of:

  • The objectives of aircraft accident investigation and its development over time
  • Global best practices in use by authorities, states & organisations involved in accident & incident investigation
  • Different categories of accidents and serious incidents
  • The role of the airline, nominated staff and workgroups in accident investigation
  • The rights of an airline in the compilation of the final report

By the end of the course, delegates will be qualified to take part in accident and serious incident investigation as established in the ICAO Annex 13 standards.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for:

  • Operational and technical airline staff
  • CAA aircraft investigators
  • Operational manufacturer staff
  • Safety managers


Candidates should have a basic understanding of ICAO Annex 13.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Participants who obtain 70% or higher on all exercises and exams will receive an IATA Certificate of Completion. A special distinction is awarded to those who achieve over 90%.

Training Course Content

Course content includes:

  • Aviation organization, regulatory agencies and management systems
  • Introduction to ICAO SARPs
  • Regulatory overview and Annex 14 SARPs
  • Investigation authorities
  • State obligations
  • Participating in an investigation
  • Rights and obligations of participants
  • Conducting an investigation
  • The airline advisor and expert
  • Airline support functions
  • Accident reporting
  • Safety recommendations
  • Airline go-team

Continuing studies

This course counts as a step towards earning the IATA Safety Management for Airlines Diploma and qualifies graduates to apply for the Harvard Management Mentor (HMM) e-learning programme at a discounted rate. 


The cost of this course is:

  • Non-Members: $2,500
  • Members: $2,125
  • Developing Nations: $1,750

Early Bird Discounts

Get a USD 100 discount when booking 3 weeks before the start date and a 20% discount when booking at least 3 months in advance.

Request in-company training

Clients needing to train groups of 5 or more delegates can choose to have an existing classroom course delivered in-company. IATA can also develop customised solutions for organisations with specific training requirements.

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