IATA's Technical Operations Working Group (TOWG) tackles all matters relating to optimizing engineering and maintenance measures to improve safety, reliability, costs and efficiency.


IATA's Technical Operations Working Group (TOWG) develops policies, standards and recommendations for consideration by the IATA Safety, Flight and Ground Operations Advisory Council (SFGOAC). We develop and promote related IATA positions to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), regulatory, industry and other relevant organizations.

TOWG is involved in all aspects of aircraft engineering & maintenance:

  • Airframe and component reliability
  • Airworthiness and regulatory issues
  • E&M requirements for the standardization of applicable new technology developments
  •  Relevant human factors aspects and training

TOWG composition and meetings


Participation as a voting member to the TOWG is restricted to IATA member airlines only. The number of voting members is limited to 15. Additional representatives from IATA member airlines, non-IATA member airlines, Strategic Partners and Industry Stakeholders can attend and participate in the meetings as observers. Meetings are normally held twice a year.

Cooperative Approach to Solve Challenges in OEM Engineering Data Access for Aircraft Modification

Key topics of discussion included:

  • Opportunities to work closely with OEMs
  • STC development

Download the presentation (pdf)

Technical Operations Webinar Series: Preparing for Return to Service

  • Regulatory issues
  • Continuing airworthiness
  • Maintenance-related issues for parked and stored aircraft
  • How to bring these aircraft back to service
  • Transporting cargo in the passenger cabin


Episode 1: Watch the recording - Download the presentation (pdf)

Episode 2: Watch the recording - Download the presentation (pdf)