Diploma in Air Cargo & Aviation Logistics Management

What is Air Cargo and Aviation Logistics?” Air transportation provides critical capabilities for a modern economy. Whether it involves passengers or cargo, the ability to quickly and reliably move valuable resources over great distances improves the quality of life and standard of living of people across the globe. While you may be more familiar with the term “aviation” than “logistics,” you observe logistics in action any time you travel or purchase a product.

The field of aviation logistics is so large that almost any business organization may be viewed as a potential employer for a logistics graduate. The type of businesses and organizations most likely to employ logistics managers include communication, consulting, government and military, manufacturing, material handling, merchandising, retail, software and computer service, telecommunications and transportation firms, equipment manufacturers and dealers, print media, public warehouses and wholesale distributors.

Those firms specializing in the movement of goods and people by air, and the large numbers of companies that support them, represent the area of aviation logistics. Opportunities for careers worldwide abound as international corporations tend to hire a large number of graduates.

Where The Jobs Are

The field of aviation logistics is so large that almost any business organization that moves people or cargo through the air, and those companies that support them, may be viewed as a potential employer of the aviation logistics manager. Remember, any company that is involved in the movement of a product is involved with the logistics function. Service firms rely upon many logistics functions, as well.

Possible Employers:

The type of businesses and organizations that are most likely to employ aviation logistics managers are:

Aircraft manufacturing firms

Aerospace equipment manufacturing firms

Airport authorities

Transportation firms

Material handling, equipment manufacturers and dealers

Universities and flight schools (professors/instructors)

Aviation communications/electronic equipment


Aerospace/aviation software/computer service firms

Management/executive recruiting firms

Air freight/distributors

Telecommunications and other service firms

Retail sales firms

Courses Syllabus


  • Air Cargo Basic

    Industry regulations: ICAO-IATA-FIATA

    The air cargo agency: The IATA cargo agent – The Consolidator

    World Geography: IATA 3-letter codes – time differences – calculation of transportation times

    Use of Guides: The OAG Air Cargo Guides

    Aircraft: bulk loading limitations – Unit Load

    Devices (ULDs) Handling facilities; aircraft and cargo terminal facilities

    Air Cargo acceptance

    Cargo booking procedures

    Cargo automation

    Air Cargo rates and charges: application of TACT (The Air Cargo Tariff)

    The Airway bill: completion – labeling and marking



  • Air Cargo Rating

    Industry regulations: ICAO-IATA-FIATA

    Review of basic cargo rating principles: The air cargo Tariff (TACT)-IATA areas and sub-areas, chargeable weight, rates and charges, Air Waybill completion.

    Currency regulations: conversion rates: rounding off procedures

    Construction rates (general cargo, specific commodity and class rates)

    Combination of rates and charges (international general cargo rates, specific commodity and class rates)

    Mixed consignments, declaration for the goods – rating – Air Waybill completion

    ULD’s definitions, specifications, classifications and identifications of ULD’s – general rules governing the use of ULD’s – ULD charges

Dangerous Goods Regulations

Contents of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual

Dangerous goods classes and divisions


Pacing requirements

Marking and labeling – Documentation

Radioactive materials

State and operator variations

Checking procedures

Expected quantities