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Governments & Policy Makers

Governments, Policy Makers & IATA Services Training Workgroups

IATA works with governments, ICAO and other relevant authorities to help define the correct regulatory framework for the industry.

Policy

Setting the standards

IATA works with regulators towards a  safe, secure and sustainable air transport industry. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an important stakeholder. The current policy topics include:

  • Benefits of Aviation
  • Airport Slots
  • Infrastructure Issues
  • Charges & Economic Regulation and Taxation
  • Fuel
  • Airline Distribution
  • Environment

See all IATA current policy activities

Benefits of Aviation

Aviation contributes to the overall economic growth of nations.

We have partnered with Oxford Economics to produce detailed economic studies on the benefits of aviation for consumers, public finances and the global economy. Some 60 country reports are already available: www.benefitsofaviation.aero

...air cargo makes it happen

Value of Air Cargo



 

 

In cooperation with industry stakeholders, we strive to continuously improve aviation standards. These initiatives in particular have or will have a major impact on air transport:

Passenger security: Smart Security

The Smart Security (formerly Checkpoint of the Future) is our vision for more effective and sustainable passenger screening. For governments, it will offer improved ability to counter threats, ability to focus resources where risk is greatest, and leverage investment made on existing technologies. Strong support has been expressed by major international regulators. More on the Smart Security

More information on our other security initiatives

Cargo security

Regulators are an essential partner in strengthening further the security of  air cargo, while ensuring the vital flow of commerce. See where we are at on these critical projects:

Secure Freight and Cargo Customs & Facilitation

Cargo consignment facilitation declaration

Safety

Safety is IATA's number 1 priority. The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) program, now obligatory for all IATA members is a critical factore in airline safety. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's new
PRESS RELEASE | Posted Nov 19, 2014

IATA identified continuous safety enhancement, cost-efficient infrastructure and environmental responsibility as critical factors to ensure that Asia-Pacific continues to realize the enormous economic and social benefits of air connectivity.

PRESS RELEASE | Posted Nov 04, 2014
IATA announced global passenger traffic results for September showing demand growth of 5.3% over September 2013. This continues the positive growth trend for passenger demand even though the performance was slightly below the August year-over-year rise of 6.3%.


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Feb 25, 2015 - Feb 27, 2015 | Seoul, South Korea
Apr 13, 2015 - Apr 15, 2015 |  Los Angeles CA, USA
May 05, 2015 - May 07, 2015 | Paris, France


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