As of 1 Dec 2011 the environmental campaign resulted in a total of 1.6 million tonnes of CO2 in savings from infrastructure improvements and operations activities.
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Join the IATA Training and Qualification Conference (ITQI)
IATA, in partnership with the Royal Aeronautical Society, is holding a two-day conference in London on 15-16 February 2012.An impressive conference agenda has been developed to present the different ITQI components and their practical implementation.
The conference will focus on the future demand for aviation professionals, best practices in pilot aptitude testing, multi-crew pilot training, evidence-based training and competency-based training in maintenance. Particular emphasis will also be on the need to achieve mutual recognition for flight simulation training devices qualifications.
Updates on the IATA Training and Qualification Initiative (ITQI)
ITQI was launched in 2007 and that four-year development phase is now concluding, yielding a comprehensive suite of programs.
Working in collaboration with ICAO and key industry stakeholders such as regulatory bodies, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, training organizations, pilot representative bodies in addition to academic and research institutions, the objectives of the ITQI have been to modernize and harmonize the training of existing and future generations of pilots and engineers, and to attract younger generations to the aviation industry.
The two focus areas of ITQI are flight operations and engineering and maintenance, with a concentration on the following fields:
- Selection Criteria (Pilot Aptitude Testing)
- Multi-Crew Pilot Licensing (MPL)
- Evidence-based Training (EBT)
- Instructor Qualification (IQ)
- Flight Simulator Training Devices (FSTD)
Engineering & Maintenance:
- Selection Criteria
- Training & Qualification Requirements
- Certification Standards for Training Providers
What has been achieved so far?
To support the aviation industry improve and modernize their selection processes and training programs in the above fields, a series of guidance materials and best practices manuals have been developed and published by IATA, some of them available for free through our website:
- Guidance Material and Best Practices for Pilot Aptitude Testing (2009)
- 7th edition of the Flight Simulation Training Device Design and Performance Data Requirements manual (2009)
- Guidance Material and Best Practices for MPL Implementation (2011)
- Guidance Material and Best Practices for the Implementation of Competency-Based Training in Maintenance (2011)
Some statistics on MPL implementation:
Currently, 31 States have implemented MPL regulations, more than 1,700 students are enrolled in an MPL program, and over 400 MPL graduates.
To complete our work, Evidence-Based Training, is at its final development stage.
- In June 2011, the Manual of Evidence-Based Training was presented to ICAO for amendment of PANS-TRG Doc 9868 and on 8 August 2011, a State Letter was sent by ICAO to its contracting States
- The Air Navigation Commission’s final review of the Manual of Evidence-Based Training is scheduled for Spring 2012
- A co-branded IATA, ICAO and IFALPA Guidance Material and Best Practices for Evidence-Based Training Implementation will be available in the first quarter of 2012
IATA supports a cooperative effort to support airline reducing operational costs
IATA’s 7th Maintenance Cost Conference was held in Singapore on 19-21 October 2011. Over 150 people attended the conference that focused on two major themes:
- Maintenance issues and costs related to aircraft leasing
- Improving efficiencies in the airline maintenance supply chain
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Industry Survey on Aircraft Depreciation and Maintenance Capitalization
IATA's Maintenance Cost Task Force (MCTF) conducted a survey of airlines' accounting policies for aircraft depreciation and maintenance capitalization. The objective was to provide benchmark information about some airline accounting practices from a practitioner’s perspective.
Fifty airlines (representing 25% of the worldwide fleet) contributed to this survey. It showed that most airlines depreciate airframe and engines together.
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Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) Registry
The AOC registry is a collaborative initiative between IATA, ICAO and the Civil Aviation University of China. Its status was presented simultaneously at the OPS Forum and at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - Operations Specifications Working Group (OSWG) in Washington. At both venues the message was clear: there is a need for states to adhere to, and conform to, ICAO Annex 6 Ops Specs. The opportunity was taken to highlight the importance and continuity of the project.
The project is now moving forward and includes six states involved in the beta testing of the system, to start in December 2011.
The AOC registry will be a powerful tool that will make the creation of unnecessary new ops specs redundant, providing one online tool, with 24/7 accessibility, for the airlines and states to access their latest AOCs and ops specs.
The IATA 2011 Report on Alternative Fuels is now available online
Download the IATA 2011 Alternative Fuel Report.
The report includes chapters on certification, sustainability, economic policy, stakeholder initiatives and notable developments.
Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee/IATA Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) User Forum (UF)
The Joint AEEC/IATA Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) User Forum (UF) took place in Berlin Germany on 1-3 November 2012. The EFB UF is made up of operators, aircraft manufacturers, EFB hardware and software suppliers and regulatory authorities. The participants at the UF included users of all three classes of EFB's, with implementation levels ranging from evaluation to a fully implemented paperless environment.
Some important developments attracted IATA's attention, one of which is the potential for Airframe/Aircraft manufacturers to extend user licensing fees to on-board systems, inherent or imbedded in the EFB. This at best has the potential to increase costs thereby decreasing some of the benefits of EFB's, at worst build monopolies and decrease competition possibly mean the end of the EFB class two's. As an out come from this forum and a number of IATA Task Forces and Working Groups, IATA has be requested to look for a solution to this issue.
The next Joint IATA/AEEC Users Forum is scheduled for September 11-13 2012 in Dallas TX. USA.