Enhancement & Financing Services (E&F)
Highly effective invoicing & collection of user charges to finance your operations or capital projects
IATA E&F invoices and collects aeronautical charges for airports and ANSPs across the globe. From overflight charges to landing, parking and terminal navigation – the IATA E&F system can be adapted to any client’s needs. Some IATA E&F clients handle 5 million passengers per year, and others handle 50 million.
IATA’s process can use any AODB or ATC system, but also works with manual processes for data collection.
Download the E&F brochure (pdf) for a full overview of these services.
Supporting civil aviation infrastructure
IATA can invoice both member and non-member airlines and make use of its powerful financial systems to obtain recovery rates as high as 100%. Our unique relationship with airlines also allows us to help authorities have a constructive dialogue about both the level of charges and how they are collected.
Joining E&F brings infrastructure providers
- 100% electronic invoicing using internationally recognized standards
- Efficiency through standardization in invoicing and collection
- Timely, secure, and cost-effective financing for your operations and investments
- Reduced back-office and administrative costs
Providers that just want to use IATA’s electronic invoicing platform (without invoice preparation or settlement services) can do so through IATA Financial Exchange.
IATA E&F invoices and collects from over 3,500 airlines on behalf of over 50 airports globally.
Find out what E&F can do for you, request information from us or ask for a call from our Aviation Solutions Managers around the globe who can explain E&F to you.
Serving air navigation service providers
ANSPs have been working with IATA since 1991 with the E&F solution. Together, the ANSPs that have selected IATA represent 20 million square kilometers of airspace.
IATA is proud to have been selected by 30 different authorities around the world. View customers stories (pdf).
E&F can help airlines avoid late payment penalties, reconciliation headaches, and disputes. As an industry association, IATA strives to ensure reasonable levels of user charges for infrastructure, and also to reduce costs for all parties involved in back-office processes.
IATA E&F bills airlines on behalf of authorities using a standardized process. This means:
- All IATA E&F invoices go through data cleaning and verification and are all issued from the same source
- An airline can get all invoices for the authorities we serve worldwide through one platform, or get direct feeds into its internal systems. IATA’s SIS invoicing platform is used for the distribution of all invoices, using the industry standard [IS-XML] format
- Airlines have one convenient point of contact for all questions or disputes: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Airlines have flexibility in how they can pay invoices:
- Saving bank fees, hassle, and avoid late payments by using IATA’s ICH or BSP systems
- Opting to pay by wire transfer to an IATA-managed account
- For payments using ICH or BSP, your money is protected – in the case of a dispute, the disputed amount is credited in the next billing cycle
As a major financial transaction processor, we are regularly audited in our practices including compliance with anti-money-laundering legislation. Meaning your money is protected.