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CORSIA Has Begun. Our Sustainable Future Starts Here.
CORSIA is the result of the aviation industry’s four-pillar climate strategy and goal for carbon-neutral growth from 2020.
A Christmas (Airport) Carol
It’s traditional to regard the Christmas season as one of “goodwill to all”. Sadly, the spirit of Scrooge seems to have infected our friends at ACI Europe on the question of airline attitude to airport expansion and costs.
The European Commission has undermined CORSIA and damaged action on climate change
It took an unfortunate step away from the global standards that are crucial to effectively manage aviation’s climate change impact.
Making Engine MRO More Competitive
Original equipment makers have grown their maintenance, repair, and overhaul activities - which can be a problem for airlines, independent parts producers, and maintenance providers.
A major step forward for CORSIA
Last week we had a great opportunity to congratulate governments on a major achievement. ICAO completed the technical details of CORSIA (the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation).
About Diversity in Aviation
Some of the biggest buzz of the conference centered on discussions of gender diversity in aviation, it is clear that aviation has a lot of work to do on gender balance at senior levels.
Sydney Becomes the Capital of Aviation
Once a year the CEOs of the global airline industry put aside their differences and come together to address common challenges. The gathering starts on Sunday. And there is plenty to discuss.
Maritime Joins Aviation in Committing to Sustainability – But Will Governments Follow?
Global sustainability efforts got a boost recently with an International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreement to cut shipping’s carbon emissions in half by 2050.
Airport Privatization and Escalating Costs
Recently we have stepped up our efforts to amplify the growing frustration that our members feel with respect to escalating costs at airports that have been privatized. It's what travelers, local communities and national economies deserve.
The Business of Freedom
We often speak about the business benefits that aviation makes possible—generating jobs and economic growth. But the massive movement of people for the year-end holiday period is no less a critical contribution of aviation.
Curbing Unruly Behavior Onboard
The release of our statistics on unruly passengers is perennially one that garners much attention. I suppose that the popularity is related to the vast numbers of people who fly—they have a personal interest in the story.
The Need for Reform
We are headed for an infrastructure crisis. Many of the world’s airports are operating at or beyond their design capacity.
On the Necessity of Slot Coordination
The story of how airport slots are allocated is not a simple one. The biggest complicating factor is that there are too few slots to go around.
Meeting Ever-growing Air Travel with Quality Infrastructure
We expect 4.3 billion passengers to board planes next year. That’s 230 million more than in 2017. The industry has the planes ready to do the job. But the pressure on global infrastructure is immense.
Coding Our Way to a Better Customer Experience
I’m a big believer in speed and innovation. When you’re starting from a blank sheet of paper it’s much easier to embed these qualities within an organization. For an industry like aviation, it’s a good deal more challenging.
The Competitive Reality in the Aviation Industry
Anyone who has run an airline wears the scars of competition. Every day is a fight to fill the planes with enough paying passengers to make a profit.
CORSIA One Year On – Just The Start Of The Journey To Sustainable Flight
The recent ATAG environment summit reconfirmed industry commitments to cut emissions. But governments need to come to the table with support for sustainable fuels and improved air traffic management
NewGen ISS – The Next Evolution of the BSP
We're updating the BSP to ensure it will better meet the needs of both airlines and travel agents, based on four major changes in a system upgrade that we call NewGen ISS.
A Decade of Progress in Making Ground Operations Safer
We are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations or ISAGO.
Government Cooperation Vital to Global Aviation Security
Aviation security will require government leadership, cooperation, information sharing and global standards.
Brexit and Connectivity
When I speak to policy-makers, I always emphasize the benefits we all gain from the ability to fly and the growth of air connectivity. It is obvious, but it needs repeating because many policy-makers take the freedom that aviation enables for granted.
Modernizing and Transforming US Air Traffic Control
The United States Congress will have its best opportunity to place the world’s largest aviation market on the path towards meeting the transportation and connectivity needs of the 21st Century.
Keeping up the Momentum for Global Adoption of Mc99
This month, Thailand became the 127th party to ratify the Montreal Convention of 1999 when the instrument of accession was deposited with the ICAO.
Enhancing Security Without a Laptop Ban
Late last month we had some encouraging news from the US DHS. They announced security measures which, if implemented, will avoid a ban on passengers taking their laptops into the cabin when traveling.
Russia and Global Standards
At its core, IATA is about global standards. Global standards unlock the value that aviation can create when they are implemented globally.
On the Need for Faster Certification of Security Equipment
Technological innovation continues to help aviation become ever safer, more sustainable and increasingly efficient.
Taking a Stake in Ensuring ATM Efficiency
Air Traffic Management is safe. But it is far from optimum efficiency.
Three Observations of 73rd IATA AGM
The 73rd IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit is now history. It was a busy few days!
Setting the Scene for the AGM in Cancun
I am sharing my thoughts on the upcoming IATA Annual General Meeting in Cancun.
Passenger experience - Safety
Taking a Wider Stance on Overbooking
The United incident was shocking. We are committed to working with our members to apply lessons learned
On Brexit and the 60th Anniversary of the European Union
The EU has had a transformational impact in many areas, but perhaps few more significant than air transport.
Improving the Passenger Experience One Order at a Time
When I travel for business, I make it a point to take advantage of technology to get me through the airport as quickly as possible.
The Uncertainties & Opportunities of Political Change
Aviation makes the world a better place by facilitating trade & connecting people.
Heathrow Expansion—Getting It Right!
Earlier this month the UK government approved the building of a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport.
Protecting the Benefits of Deregulation
The growth facilitated by commercial deregulation is testament to the benefits that it has created.
Keeping Aviation Sustainable
Most of my attention is on ICAO right now - here's why.
Stories in Statistics
Pondering why IATA releases traffic statistics each month...
It’s my first day as IATA’s Director General and CEO. And this is my first blog post.
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