Regulation plays a critical role in the safety and security of the aviation system and is a necessary aspect of business operations in a functioning market economy.

The aviation industry recognizes that regulation benefits consumers and the industry alike by providing clarity and certainty for all.

IATA encourages governments to use a harmonized approach to regulation.


IATA works with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) made up of 193 Member States. ICAO's key role is to establish standards, recommended practices and guidance materials to ensure aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, their joint efforts produced global standards and recommended practices in many areas of including safety, security and unruly passengers.

Position Papers

Governments and industry must continue to work together to replace inflexible security measures with harmonized and responsive security systems based on data, risk management, and efficient technology.