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In Brief

Electronic air waybill (e-AWB)

Keeping “quality” as a watchword, IATA reaffirmed the key objectives for Cargo Key Points.

April results reflect a record number of e-AWBs with global penetration now standing at 14.3%. Additional initiatives are underway across the globe to further promote and subsequently grow e-AWB volumes.  Many are led by Member airlines, engaging their partners and governments with the support of IATA technical and operational experts.

In spite of these efforts, our global target of 22% penetration for 2014 is still at risk and the industry must continue to drive the key components of e-AWB success, including:

  • Adopting single paperless handling processes and harmonizing processes at key global airports
  • Adopting the latest message standards
  • Collaborating to improve quality of data exchanged between the parties

IATA Cargo team will continue to support the airlines actively in this initiative.

Board of Governors appointments

Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada CEO, succeeded Delta Air Lines CEO, Richard Anderson, as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors, at the conclusion of the 70th IATA AGM.

The following were elected to the Board: Douglas Parker, American Airlines — German Efromovich, Avianca — Ivan Chu Kwok Leung, Cathay Pacific — Sameh Ahmed Zaky El Hefny, Egyptair — James Hogan, Etihad Airways — David Bronczek, Federal Express — David Barger, JetBlue — Peter Hartman, KLM — Carsten Spohr, Lufthansa — Goh Choon Phong, Singapore Airlines.

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