Strategic Partners in the Aviation Security Area of Involvement will be invited to cooperate on regulatory settings, cargo and catering, security management systems and other key aviation security issues. Furthermore, Strategic Partners will be informed of security concerns, hot topics and will be invited to participate in the development of best practices and guidelines.

Aviation Security Strategic Partnerships Summary

Security remains a top priority for IATA and its member airlines. IATA is calling upon governments to continue to work with the aviation industry to develop appropriate measures to address current issues and evolving trends.


  • Receive insights on airline security concerns
  • Opportunity to be included in IATA's Annual Security Report
  • Receive insights on hot topics and global industry perspectives on security priorities through IATA-driven industry projects and forums
  • Participate in shaping and developing best practices and guidelines through IATA driven study groups (e.g., 100% HBS Screening)
  • Access to IATA Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • Partake in Strategic Partners meetings and dedicated workshops
  • Participate in specific industry task forces and the development of specific industry solutions


  • Strategic Partners will be invited to attend Webinars to keep up with the latest developments and updates regarding Aviation Security trends
  • Strategic Partners will be able to participate in the annual Emergency Response Planning (ERP) Industry Meeting held during the World Safety & Operations Conference (WSOC)

Focus Areas

  • Aviation Security regulatory settings
  • Cargo and catering security
  • Security Management System (SeMS) approaches
  • Open Source Intelligence and data exploitation
  • Strategic threat assessment (conflict zones, insider threat and others)
  • Security Risk and Vulnerability assessments

Designed for

  • Experts on transportation security policy, regulation and operations
  • Next Generation security technology solution providers
  • Organizations involved in the development of protective security intelligence
  • Think tanks / study groups
  • Threat and risk management organizations

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