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Operations & Infrastructure

​IATA identifies and develops operational solutions for all areas affecting aircrafts and airlines, either on ground or in flight.

The goal is to

  • Optimize engineering and maintenance measures to improve safety, reliability and productivity
  • Promote the global harmonization of aircraft equipment 
  • Identify reduction opportunities in fuel consumption and carbon emissions
  • Improve safety and operational efficiency in ground operations 
  • Meet demand of aviation professionals and the need to improve safety, quality and efficiency of training
  • Identify and mitigate operational cost issues
  • Achieve paperless aircraft operations


IATA takes a leadership role in influencing airport and airspace planning and development projects worldwide to meet airline requirements for safety, efficiency, and functionalit

We are seeking to establish and maintain a global infrastructure strategy that addresses high level, long-term planning and near-term issues, as well as harmonized regional development. Working globally with airlines and industry partners promotes cost effective and environmentally responsible improvements.


Our mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry

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