From 2020 October – Kazimieras Simonavičius University became the authorised IATA Training center.

Kazimieras Simonavičius university runs three authorised IATA courses:


Aviation Security Awareness

Security is a concern for everyone in the industry, affecting virtually all areas of operation. Whether you work with passengers, cargo or at a security checkpoint, you have a role in keeping the industry safe. This course introduces you to the security measures and regulations you need to know to work responsibly in the industry. It also provides examples of practices you can apply in your workplace to identify and prevent potential security threats.

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • Your role as a future security professional in the overall aviation security framework
  • The types of threats to consider in a security risk assessment
  • Steps for enforcing security in your work areas
  • The role of human factors in maintaining security
  • Current threats to the aviation industry
  • Aviation security regulations and the international organizations behind them
  • Airport access control for people and vehicles
  • Passenger, baggage, cargo, mail and catering security basics
  • Common airport and in-flight security measures for responding to threats

This course is recommended for:

  • Entry-level security staff
  • Industry personnel working with passengers or cargo

Cargo Introductory Course

With over 52 million tons of cargo shipped annually, the air cargo industry is the place to be. Prepare yourself to work in the industry with this comprehensive course. You will learn about basic IATA cargo rules and procedures, how freight forwarders and airline cargo units operate, plus much more.

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Guide clients on the IATA rules and procedures for air freight shipments
  • Arrange air cargo shipments in accordance with IATA rules and procedures
  • Apply published rates and charges for air cargo shipments
  • Complete air waybills accurately
  • Prepare shipments ready for carriage
  • Operations at cargo agencies, airlines, and freight forwarders
  • Air cargo acceptance basic rating principles
  • Air waybill completion
  • Industry terminology and abbreviations
  • IATA geography, TACT, and other cargo manuals

This course is recommended for:

  • Newcomers to the industry
  • Cargo agent and air freight forwarder sales and marketing staff
  • Airline and manufacturer sales, reservations, and acceptance staff
  • Junior-level managers at cargo agents, airlines, and manufacturers

Airline Revenue Management

Discover the techniques applied by airlines to derive revenue from seat sales to maximize profitability.

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Apply pricing strategies
  • Use strategies to generate revenue through correct application of optimal seat allocation
  • Make correct decisions in order to optimize revenue on a given flight
  • Build a successful airline revenue management organization
  • Understand why low-cost airlines require a revenue management system
  • Managing airline passenger demand
  • Seat inventory control
  • Scheduling and capacity adjustments
  • Product distribution
  • Revenue management organization

This course is recommended for:

  • Entry level airline revenue management analysts
  • Airline marketing and sales personnel
  • Customer service representatives and supervisors
  • Interline department staff

Certificate awarded

Individuals who successfully complete the selected modules will be awarded a special IATA certificate, which is recognised all around the world.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. IATA currently operates in 150 countries around the world.

IATA accredited KSU instructors:

Jonny Andersen

Jonny Andersen is a visiting lecturer at Kazimieras Simonavičius University Business School.

Jonny is an aviation executive with 25 years of experience directing airport and ground operations, providing business transformations and managing infrastructure projects. He has worked as CEO of Kenya Airports Authority. Before that, he worked as Director National Airports at Avinor in Norway running six airports in Norway. He also held the position as Senior Vice President Ground Operations at AirBaltic in Latvia.


Anil Padhra is Kazimieras Simonavičius university Aviation Management bachelor’s study programme visiting associate professor for International Aviation and Aviation Finance modules, Head of Aviation at the University of West London. Anil is a Member of Royal Aeronautical Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Nuno Aghdassi is a visiting lecturer at Kazimieras Simonavičius University and Cranfield University and involved in aviation safety and EC funded research projects through his own consultancy firm “Avanssa” and holds professional membership from the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) and the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI).


E-mail: training@ksu.lt