TDG Air Transport (IATA)

Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air

Air transportation of dangerous goods, being more dangerous by nature, requires a more restrictive approach and is governed commercially by the International Air Transporter’s Association (IATA). There are very specific packaging and documentation requirements. Each shipment is inspected before take-off, and may be rejected if not properly prepared causing delays and loss of business. Several products exempted under the surface regulations are fully regulated by air.

This course is aimed at personnel preparing shipments for air transport (domestic and international).

Course Outline

  • Legal responsibilities;


  • Use of the IATA dangerous goods regulations (DGR);
  • Classification of Dangerous Goods (shipping description);
  • 9 classes of dangerous goods;
  • General and UN specification packaging requirements;
  • Specific air transport packaging requirements;
  • Marking and labelling of packages for air transport;
  • Shipper’s declaration for dangerous goods and air waybill;
  • Loading requirements (segregation);
  • Incident reports;
  • State and operator variations (USA and Canada in particular);
  • Q value calculation (all packed in one);
  • Exemptions (limited and exempted quantities).

Duration: Between 4 and 14 hours, according to the number of products involved.  Persons that have completed our TDG-shippers program can upgrade to air transport in 4 to 7 hours.

All participants receive a copy of our TDGR-Air Guide book based on our 8 steps to compliance and a training certificate recognized by Transport Canada.

Dangerous Goods Training Center