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Training Newsletter Q4 2013

Industry Events

IATA Aviation Day Africa

17-18 September, Lagos. Africa’s economic growth is inextricably tied to the dynamism of its air transport industry. In addition to the direct and indirect jobs created by the aviation industry, the promotion of trade within and outside Africa are part of the numerous benefits of aviation that should be harnessed by the African continent.

Vital to the development and growth of the aviation industry in Africa is the issue of safety, which remains African aviation’s biggest challenge; government leaders in Africa have committed to the “Africa Safety Strategic Improvement Plan and Targets – Abuja Declaration” by 2015.

In furtherance of this unified vision, the theme of Aviation Day Africa 2013 was "Aviation Safety, Infrastructure and Capacity building - Routes to unlocking Africa's potential".

ITDI supported the event by providing highlights from its safety training program, among others.   

4th ICAO / McGill Pre-Assembly Symposium

21-22 September, Montreal. IATA participated as an official sponsor of the 4th ICAO / McGill Assembly Symposium, held at ICAO Headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

The principal objective of the Symposium was to provide State delegates, industry representatives and other air transport stakeholders with a preparatory forum for the 38th session of the ICAO Assembly that commenced on 24 September 2013.

Top-level speakers addressed in interactive panel discussions key issues related to air transport’s sustainable development. With the newest technologies and profitability as important guideposts, the Symposium looked at innovative ways to enhance air transport connectivity. More on ICAO's website


38th ICAO Assembly

24 September – 4 October, Geneva. During Assembly Sessions, ICAO’s complete work program in the technical, economic, legal and technical cooperation fields is reviewed. Assembly outcomes address the Council of ICAO and its Member States in order to guide their continuing and future work. In advance of the Assembly, States and invited international organizations may submit working papers relating to the agenda.  

For the 38th Session of the ICAO Assembly, IATA has submitted several working papers, including these key issues:

New Manuals

The Air Cargo Tariff and Rules (TACT)

New chapter on Cargo Security: To help air cargo professionals deal with the mushrooming of security initiatives around the world, the newly available TACT October 2013 edition includes a new overview of all the security programs relevant to international air cargo operations, including country security information together with details on security programs, industry standards and recommended practices. Some highlights include: 

  •  A comprehensive overview of primary international instruments and compulsory and voluntary supply chain security programs that are relevant to international air cargo operations., including: WCO’s SAFE Program, ICAO Annex 17 and the known consignor and regulated agent systems, ACAS, ACC3, PRECISE and a full list of Authorized Economic Operator programs
  • Updated and new country specific Advance Electronic Information (AEI) requirements for more than 60 countries and e-Customs information

Visit the TACT publication page for more information and to buy the publication. Then, visit our security training program to learn how we can support you in implementing these new measures quickly into your organization, whether through a customized course held on your premises or through individual registration. 


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