Empowering ground handling services through industry leadership and collaboration

Ground handling is an integral part of airline operations. IATA strives to lead the industry towards improved safety and operational efficiency in ground handling by setting standards, driving sustainability, and implementation of global solutions.

The Ground Handling Partnership (GHP) serves as an inclusive platform designed for ground handling service providers. It aims to foster and enhance relationships with essential industry stakeholders. By actively participating in a range of IATA working groups, partners gain valuable insights into airline priorities. Furthermore, their collaboration with IATA on efficiency and sustainability improvement initiatives is acknowledged as contributing significantly to the advancement of the air transport industry.

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Your benefits as a GHP

  • IATA GHP membership Certificate – Official recognition of your status as an IATA Ground Handling Partner. It provides your business partners with assurance of the reliability of your services and your active involvement in shaping the future of ground handling services.
  • Free passes to the IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) – Discover cutting-edge insights and network with industry leaders at the premier annual ground handling conference in the world. Participants will be gaining access to the latest trends and innovations in ground handling services in this unique business opportunity.
  • Visibility on IATA’s Ground Handling Partner Directory – Showcase your company to a global audience by being featured on IATA’s exclusive Ground Handling Partner Directory, expanding your exposure within the aviation industry.
  • Discounts on IATA Publications: – Access critical industry manuals like the IATA Airport Handling Manual (AHM) and the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) at a discounted rate of fifteen percent (15%), to gain knowledge in all the industry-approved standards and recommended practices to support safe and efficient ground operations.
  • Discounts on IATA Training Courses – Enjoy exclusive member-level discounts of ten percent (10%) on diverse IATA Training courses, including specialized ground operations courses listed on www.iata.org/Groundops, empowering your team with industry-relevant training and skill development.
  • Advertising Opportunities – Showcase your services through advertising in the AHM and IGOM publications, as well as banners on IATA.org related pages, at a discounted rate of fifteen percent (15%) bolstering your brand recognition.

One click ahead of becoming a GHP member

The GHP Registration process is as follows:

  • Registration Register now and follow the steps to provide your company details, view the terms and conditions, and select your preferred payment methods to complete de registration.
  • Welcome Package – After your application is completed, you'll receive the GHP welcome package. This package includes your membership certificate, our customer stamp, free passes to IGHC, access to the selected publications, and other benefits.
  • Online Registry – You will receive an electronic form to provide us with the list of services that your company provides as outlined in Annex A to the IATA Standard Ground Handling Agreement (SGHA) to be displayed on the official GHP registry.

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