Strategic Partners in this Area of Involvement can participate in the preparation of the future ecosystem and initiate dialogue on required industry actions. IATA has established an ad-hoc task force with representatives from the industry to map out the key challenges and opportunities that will drive industry strategy and action plan in the area of New Aircraft Technologies. 

New Aircraft Technologies Strategic Partnerships Summary

Airlines are investing in new aircraft technologies (electric vertical take-off and landing eVTOL), Electric short Take-off and landing aircraft (eSTOL), supersonic, commercial space vehicles, single/remotely piloted aircraft) while legacy infrastructure and regulations continue to lag. At the same time, new and emerging airspace users are expanding their operations near or at airports. 


  • Attend task force sessions to explore the new aircraft technologies and industry, airport and regulatory preparedness, emerging technologies, challenges and opportunities within the aviation sector and get updates on industry-led projects 
  • Acquire dedicated time by phone or face-to-face with the IATA team


  • Virtual task force meetings, bringing together airlines and Strategic Partners to explore and discuss new digital and technological trends, and latest developments of strategic importance to future operations 
  • Virtual meetings and workshops focusing on industry strategy actions 

Focus Areas

  • New Aircraft Technologies
  • New propulsion systems
  • Airport infrastructure and operations
  • Vertiport infrastructure and operations
  • Traffic management
  • Sustainability
  • Skills, training, and certification
  • Regulatory framework

Designed for

  • Airlines and emerging operators
  • Aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Electronic Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOLs)
  • Supersonic Aircraft manufacturers
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UTM) and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs)
  • Engine OEMs
  • New Aircraft propulsion system providers
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Startups
  • Urban planners
  • Airports / Vertiports

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