Strategic Partners within the New Aircraft Technologies Area of Involvement can participate in the preparation for the future ecosystem and initiate the dialogue on required industry actions. IATA is establishing a task force with representatives from the industry to map out the key challenges and opportunities that will drive an 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 (eVTOL, 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. 


  • Exposure to latest developments and trends by attending face to face working group sessions to explore new A/C technologies and industry, airport and regulatory preparedness, emerging tech trends, 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. 


  • Invitations to two task force meetings a year, bringing together airlines and Strategic Partners to explore and discuss new digital and technological trends and latest developments of strategic importance to future operations. 
  • Attend 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
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Skills, training, and certification
  • Regulatory framework

Designed for

  • Airlines and emerging operators
  • A/C OEMs
  • eVTOLs
  • Supersonic A/C manufacturers
  • UTM / Air Navigation service providers
  • Engine OEMs
  • New A/C propulsion system providers
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Startups
  • Urban planners
  • Airports / Vertiports

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


Strategic Partnerships Program