The Digitalization Leadership Charter aims to accelerate the air cargo industry’s digitalization journey by committing to five key guiding principles. Developed in consultation with IATA’s Cargo Advisory Council members and the wider air cargo community, the charter seeks to drive innovation, enhance efficiency, and promote a sustainable and harmonized digital transformation. Central to the charter is the importance of data sharing using IATA ONE Record for smooth and efficient data exchange.

“Digitalization is imperative for the air cargo industry. It requires alignment to ensure a unified and effective approach. IATA has introduced the Digitalization Charter to spearhead this alignment. By adhering to the Charter's principles, the charter sets a benchmark for excellence,” said Brendan Sullivan, IATA’s Global Head of Cargo.

Full press release: IATA Announces First Signatories to Air Cargo Digitalization Leadership Charter

This Charter encapsulates the importance of data sharing using IATA ONE Record for the purpose of smooth, efficient, and value-added transportation and our dedication to integrating cutting-edge technologies such as generative AI into our operations, with an unyielding commitment to collaboration across the supply chain, cybersecurity, and environmental stewardship.

Guiding Principles

The Digitalization Leadership Charter follows 5 key principles:

  1. Developing a unified and collaborative digital strategy that champions interoperability and the use of global standards across the entire supply chain.
  2. Enhancing organizational resilience through building robust digital infrastructure and implementing strategies that safeguard against cybersecurity risks while ensuring the responsible use of generative AI.
  3. Pursuing sustainable digitalization with a focus on supporting eco-friendly technology initiatives.
  4. Pursuing digital excellence by staying ahead of digital trends, ensuring secure and sustainable practices, and establishing industry best practices.
  5. Using new technology ethically when embracing emerging technologies.



Charter Signatories


For more information about the IATA Digitalization Leadership Charter and how to get involved, please contact our team. 




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