Aircraft Recovery Workshop (classroom)



About the course

3-day (24 hours) workshop

IATA Aircraft Recovery Workshop aviation training course

IATA’s Aircraft Recovery 3-day workshop will ensure airports and airlines are better prepared to deal with disabled aircraft recovery situations in a safe and timely manner. You will learn about recovery planning, equipment types and correct recovery techniques in order to prevent secondary damage. The course content is based on the IATA Aircraft Recovery Task Force syllabus and ICAO Airport Services Manual Doc 9137 Part 5, Removal of Disabled Aircraft.

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Course Code: TALS-93

Course format

  • This workshop provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.


  • It is recommended (though not essential) that participants have a basic aircraft engineering and/or airport operations knowledge.
  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 or the equivalent for courses held in languages other than English.

How to register

In-house training

To arrange in-house training for your company, please complete the in-house training request form or contact the Training Specialist in your region.

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss the responsibilities of the Airport and Airline operators including the related documentation
  • Describe the elements of the pre-recovery survey and the recovery preparation including health and safety, and environmental risks
  • Calculate basic aircraft recovery weight and center of gravity and identify weight reduction methods
  • Identify the various recovery scenarios and select the correct recovery equipment for leveling, lifting and moving the aircraft. Understand the need to use the Aircraft Recovery Manual to effect safe lifts and moves
  • Develop an end-to-end plan to remove a disabled aircraft in an efficient manner, to include post recovery reporting requirements

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Responsibilities and best practices for the removal of disabled aircraft
  • Health and Safety, and Environmental Hazards associated with recovery operations
  • Duties and responsibilities of Recovery Manager and recovery personnel
  • Categories of recovery events and recovery equipment selection
  • Effective use of the Aircraft Recovery Manual
  • Recovery planning including all supporting processes


  • Group planning tasks
  • Case studies
  • Tabletop exercises
  • Final assignment

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline managers and operational staff
  • Airport managers, fire department and emergency planning staff
  • Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organizations
  • Aircraft Recovery Managers and recovery team
  • Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA’s)

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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