International Air Transport Association


The IATA Safety Trend Evaluation, Analysis & Data Exchange System (STEADES), featuring the world's largest database of de-identified incident reports, provides a secure forum for the sharing of safety data and its global analysis. The analysis will result in trending reports that can be accessed and used to develop a comprehensive list of prevention strategies for a wide range of areas within the air transport industry.

An analysis of all the cargo incidents reported through STEADES shows that, in 2006, 33 out of 54 incidents were dangerous goods related, whereas year-to-date 2007, only 19 out of 86 were.

Surprisingly, a large percentage of incidents came from passengers bringing goods on board that should not have been accepted as baggage. IATA is working with the airlines to reduce such incidents. We will continue to analyse all the data received from the airlines and define the necessary actions to ensure safe transportation of dangerous goods on board airplanes.

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Dangerous Goods will be a track at

IATA World Cargo Symposium 2008
Focus on the Customer

3-6 March 2008 — Rome, Italy