Quarterly News - Q1 2014
2nd Latin America Cargo Day
22 October, Lima. Following the great success of the 2012 edition, a 2nd Latin America Cargo Day, hosted by IATA and Avianca Cargo gathered more than 150 delegates from 14 countries in the Americas and Europe to discuss secure freight, ACCE-CEIV, customs facilitation, and the benefits and challenges of e-Cargo (eAWB). See the Program Highlights (pdf).
33% of the delegates came from airlines, 30% freight forwarders, 10% ground handlers and airports and 10% from government entities.
19 high profile speakers like the Director of Peruvian Civil Aviation, the Director of Peruvian Customs and delegates of the World Customs Organization (WCO), ICAO, Mexican Customs, Avianca Cargo, Luthansa Cargo, LATAM Airlines, APACIT (Peruvian Cargo Agents Association), Schenker and Arinc, among others gave presentations and opened the discussions panels.
The third edition of the event will be held in October 2014.
Aviation Fuel Forum
29-31 October, Miami. Ensuring a safe and reliable supply of jet fuel at airports across the globe dominated sessions at the recent Fuel Forum in Miami. A subject very much on the minds of the over 550 airline and strategic partner delegates in attendance, the sessions generated some lively discussions and support for industry initiatives.
Amid concerns regarding compliance with refuelling standards, the two main groups which audit fuelling at airports worldwide – the airlines’ IATA Fuel Quality Pool (IFQP) and the oil industry’s Joint Inspection Group (JIG) – met to agree a way forward towards a global solution which can be used at all airports.
The latest revisions to the IATA Aviation Fuel Supply Model Agreement were presented, including language on jet fuel sellers’ obligations to deliver safe and on-spec fuel.
Fuel supply disruption issues in Miami itself, as well as other North American locations such as Chicago and Boston came under the spotlight. The IATA Global Fuel Portal will be collecting and distributing information on fuel alerts worldwide from January 2014.
The implications of the EU’s U-turn on its earlier decision to stop the clock on the emissions trading scheme were outlined and delegates also heard about the latest developments in biofuels from the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) and observations from ExxonMobil on this area of activity.
For more information, view the event program and delegate list (pdf).
The next Fuel Forum is scheduled to take place 13-15 May in Dublin.
World Travel Market (WTM)
5-7 November, London. Likely the largest travel and tourism event, certainly for Europe, the WTM attracts tourism professionals worldwide. IATA hosted a booth and offered three draws to participate in travel and tourism course enrolments.
The event allowed us to collect contact information from working professionals who will be surveyed on what they perceive to be the largest training gaps today.
More information on WTM can be found here.
22nd Aviation Security (AVSEC) World
5-7 November, Istanbul. More than 700 delegates participated in AVSEC World 2013, and the host, Turkish Airlines, put a great deal of effort into making many enjoyable moments for the delegates including an excellent gala dinner held on an ancient site in the old city of Istanbul and a live, traditional Turkish musical show.
The event attracted a broad audience of senior aviation security professionals from the world’s governments, airlines and airport authorities, law enforcement agencies, equipment manufacturers and service providers, all of whom derived value from both the interesting sessions and networking opportunities in an energetic atmosphere featuring ‘state of the art’ aviation security equipment and services.
It was the first time that sessions were organized into tracks and workshops, enabling delegates to participate in topics most relevant to their needs. Among the different tracks and workshops were: Human Trafficking, Identity Management and Biometrics Innovation, Cyber Security, SeMS Implementation, Checkpoint of the Future, Passenger Data and more.
The IATA training booth within the exhibition attracted many visitors who inquired about IATA Aviation Security training and Diploma Programs.
Of particular interest were the diplomas: Aviation Security Operations and Aviation Security Management where industry professionals can earn an IATA Diploma by completing 4 courses in the period of 2 years.
Additionally, our Security Management Systems (SeMS) course is very popular this year which we have been running in Miami, Rome, Singapore, Geneva, and Montreal in addition to in-company courses in other locations. Increased interest in this course is likely due to airlines wishing to embed a security management system within their organization to improve and comply.
View the event program (pdf) and watch the video of delegate feedback from the event.
Dubai Airshow 2013
17-21 November, Dubai. This year marks the first time IATA participated as an exhibitor in The Dubai Airshow, a premier world class aviation and aerospace event. The 13th edition of the Dubai Airshow ended as the biggest event in the show’s 26 year history, drawing 60,692 trade attendees from around the world along with 1,046 exhibitors from 60 countries and 1,735 international and regional media. $206.1 billion worth of orders were generated through the event – the largest in any airshow history.
We met many interesting individuals at our booth, where a raffle was also held for a chance to win 1 of 5 access rights to 44 Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) modules. The winners have been contacted and come from various backgrounds, such as: Airline Human Resource Managers, Airport Civil Engineers, Manager Aviation Academies, etc.
We hope to meet more of you at the next Dubai Airshow in 2015!
IATA Booth | Dubai Airshow 2013
Exhibition Hall | Dubai Airshow 2013
IATA Global Aviation Human Capital Summit
20-21 November, Lisbon. Every year, over 500 Human Resource (HR) leaders working in the air transport industry are invited to share best practices in human capital management and development. The IATA Global Aviation Human Capital Summit provides participants with a unique opportunity to discuss challenges, explore synergies, and identify solutions that can be adapted to fit the dynamic needs of the industry.
The value of what we create together to attract and develop the next generation of industry leaders captured the attention of many Global Heads of HR who were at the event and shared with us their daily challenges to sustain their growth. To help address this need, ITDI has developed a practical tool to help talent within the industry meet specific market / job demand.
This solution is now up and running on the IATA website. View our IATA Qualification tool. We can further develop this match-making concept in the future with your feedback and suggestions.
The IATA Security Manual, 8th Edition
The IATA Security Manual has been updated with a number of new chapters. They include: Assistance and Capacity Building; and Information and Cyber Security. The updated manual also includes, “What-not-to-forget” checklists for each chapter and new information on cargo security, security management systems and unruly passengers. Buy the new manual.