Strategic Partners will be invited to provide technical input regarding current and future Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) technologies and support the development of positions and papers that can accelerate the work under the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Air Traffic Management / Communications Navigation Surveillance Strategic Partnerships Summary

With double digit traffic growth, long haul flights, and new generation aircraft, Air Traffic Management (ATM) needs to be efficient, globally harmonized and interoperable to achieve on-time operations, predictability, and low carbon footprint. IATA works with its member airlines, industry stakeholders, international organizations and ICAO to develop global ATM standards and to accelerate the implementation of operational improvements enabled by CNS technologies.


  • Get exposure to the latest developments in CNS technologies and airline requirements
  • Acquire dedicated time by phone or face-to-face with the IATA team


  • Strategic Partners will be invited to attend at least two task force meetings a year, which will bring together airlines and Strategic Partners to review global ATM standards and accelerate the implementation of the operational improvements enabled by CNS technologies
  • Strategic Partners will attend virtual meetings and workshops, focusing on industry strategy and actions

Focus Areas

  • CNS
  • Aviation Radio Spectrum
  • Aviation and 5G
  • Drones

Designed for

  • Airlines and emerging operators
  • Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) / Air Navigation service providers
  • A/C Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • CNS technology providers

Please view the full list of Strategic Partnerships Program benefits (pdf).