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Aviation radio spectrum

Aviation depends on access to an adequate and predictable radio spectrum, which has become a highly valued global resource.
 
Global allocations of radio spectrum, including that for aviation, are agreed by the 191 States of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC), which meet every 3-4 years. The resolutions that come out of these meetings become radio regulations and, once signed by states, have the status of international treaties.

Read IATA position paper (pdf), prepared for the WRC11 that took place in 2012 in Geneva. 

Decisions taken at the WRC have far-reaching effects on air transport.  IATA takes a leading role in defining and representing airline requirements at WRC conferences.

For more information, please contact infrastructure@iata.org

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