Be part of the initiative!

Safe and simple ramp for the industry 


IATA and its industry working groups are running a ramp simplification initiative to ensure that processes specific to ramp activities as documented in the IATA Ground Handling Manual (IGOM) Chapters 3 & 4 are clear, consistent and can easily be adopted by the industry.

Take this opportunity to contribute and help improve the ramp processes!

Objectives of the Simple Ramp Concept


  • Review the entire ramp process as currently documented in IGOM Chapters 3 & 4
  • Identify current ramp processes or procedures that can be simplified
  • Identify and include any missing ramp processes or procedures
  • Inclusion of ramp digitization, environmental and automation procedures - where applicable
  • Restructure IGOM chapters 3 and 4 as per the proposed chronological layout
  • Ensure the revised ramp processes and procedures drive ground operations auditing standards in lieu of ISAGO HDL and AGM disciplines

Contribute to improving ramp processes by

Reviewing our Simple Ramp Concept (pdf) and the proposed IGOM Chapters 3 & 4 layouts (pdf)

Provide us with your feedback by 30 May 2022 using this survey or write to us directly to improve ramp services