The International Industry Working Group (IIWG) was established in September 1970 under the sponsorship of the Airport Associations Coordinating Council (now the Airports Council International - ACI), the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).


  • To promote and develop the open exchange of information between the three parties with a view to minimizing interface problems through well-informed design, development and operation of both aircraft and airports.
  • To study jointly possible solutions to major airport/aircraft compatibility problems which appear to impede or are likely to impede the development of the air transport system.
  • To share information with a view to establishing a unified industry position on matters of common interest to two or more of the three parties.
  • To assist in developing and keeping up to date standard formats and content specifications for documents specifying aircraft characteristics, airport characteristics and future trends in aircraft and airport design.


Members of the International Industry Working Group are drawn from the aircraft and aeroengine manufacturers, airlines and airports, representing their respective associations. Additionally, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) are regular participants in the IIWG.


IIWG meets at approximately nine month intervals with the venue reflecting the range of representation (generally alternating between Europe and North America)

For more information, please contact Manuel Lanuza Fabregat.