The IATA Safety Group (SG) monitors aviation safety problems identified by airlines, and develops strategies to continuously improve safety, such as promotion of the use of digital flight data recorder analysis programs.
The IATA SG comprises airline safety managers and industry experts. The Safety Group meets twice annually.
Safety Task Forces
The following Task Forces are part of the SG:
Accident Classification Task Force (ACTF)
Originally formed under the Acciden Classification Work Group (ACWG) the ACTF identifies contributing factors in aviation accidents, using the established IATA classification system. The group is composed of aviation safety experts who meet annually to classify the events of the year.
The ACTF's goal is to make recommendations, based on analytical findings, and provide the industry a rational, coordinated and cos-teffective manner to enhance safety. The findings of the ACTF are featured in the annual IATA Safety Report.
Cabin Operations Safety Task Force (COSTF)
The COSTF contributes to the reduction of incidents/ accidents and costs to airlines associated with the operation of commercial passenger aircraft. It comprises cabin safety specialists from IATA member airlines who meet twice per year.
The COSTF develops and reviews all aspects relative to cabin operations to improve safety and operational efficiency. See the cabin safety toolkits and guidelines.
Emergency Response Planning Task Force (ERPTF)
The ERPTF was created to assist in matters relating to the establishment of recommended practices for airline response to an aircraft accident. The task force is composed of experts in the field of Emergency Response Planning.
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