Air Mail Board (AMB)
Electronic data interchange (EDI)
Check out the new joint UPU-IATA-IPC Brochure (pdf) promoting the use of electronic data interchange (EDI) in the air mail business.
These collaborative efforts have produced:
- A model Framework for a Postal Service Agreement (pdf) that is a template setting out standard provisions on the technical and liability aspects of a bilateral agreement between an airline and a Designated Postal Operator (DPO) to provide transportation services for mail
A Joint UPU-IATA-IPC Brochure (pdf) promoting the use of electronic data interchange (EDI) in the air mail business
- Standards and procedures concerning the handling of mail which are included as recommendations in the IATA’s Airport Handling Manual
The AMB elaborated in conjunction with the UPU the Alarm Resolutions, when prohibited items are inserted in the mail; that will be incorporated into the Airport Handling Manual, 37th Edition in 2017
Multiple options for sending security data to customs at destination in regards to the upcoming requirement from the European Commission to file the pre-arrival Advance Cargo Information (ACI)
The Guidelines for the use of the Postal Air Waybill (PAWB) number (pdf) that will hopefully help bridge the gap between mail and cargo
AMB develops and maintains standards, guidelines and procedures related to the carriage of air mail:
The standards and procedures developed by the AMB are included as recommendations in the IATA’s Airport Handling Manual.
The AMB normally meets twice a year: in March at the IATA World Cargo Symposium (WCS) and in October at the UPU Conference in Berne.
The AMB consists of up to 12 Members appointed by the Cargo Services Conference (CSC), each being an expert in the airmail field. The current AMB Chairman is Jason Dacosta (Air Canada).
Manager, Cargo & Mail Operations and Standards