Fly Ontime Aviation Sciences Academy


About the Course

This course is designed to gain relevant knowledge, understanding and practical skills for Cargo Handling Procedures and requirements. The course content is in line with IATA’s Airport Handling Manual (AHM) and Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) requirements. 

Course code: CCHP-2302

What will you learn

Upon completion the participant will be able to understand:

  • Local and international regulations and guidelines for safe and secure handling of the Cargo.
  • How to handling various types of cargo, including special cargo and dangerous goods
  • How to store and learn the warehouse management techniques for different types of cargo
  • How to Load/unload, segregate and securing cargo on the aircraft
  • The documentation process and filing
  • How to identify Dangerous Goods Labeling and Marking required for various cargo types
  • How to report and response to incident contains dangerous goods.

Course content

  • Introduction to the Course Objectives
  • Cargo Acceptance and Processing Procedures
  • Handling Special Categories of Cargo (Perishables, Live Animals, etc.)
  • Dangerous Goods Regulations for Cargo Handling
  • Warehouse Management and Storage Techniques
  • Cargo Breakdown, Storage and Delivery
  • Build-up for Flight
  • Aircraft and ULD Types
  • Cargo Loading, Unloading, and Securing on Aircraft
  • Documentation and Labeling Requirements for Cargo
  • Handling of Cargo Irregularities
  • Emergency Response Protocols for Cargo Incidents
  • Customer Service Skills in Cargo Handling
  • Security Checks and Screening for Cargo
  • Review of the Learning objectives
  • Final Exam

Who should attend

This course is designed for:

  • Airline Staff involved in Cargo Operations
  • Ground Handling Providers’ Personnel
  • Airport Operators’ Personnel
  • Air cargo general sales agents
  • Air cargo forwarders
  • Anyone wishing to start a career as a Cargo Handling Agent

Course duration

  • Time required to study this course is 06 Months

Exam policy

  • Class Participation : 10 Marks
  • Attendance : 10 Marks
  • Continuous Assessment Test (CAT): 10 Marks
  • Final Exam : 70 Marks


  • 90% Distinction
  • 70% Pass
  • 69% Fail

Certificate awarded

Upon successful completion of the final exam, a participant will be awarded with a Certificate in Cargo Handling.