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Operations & Infrastructure

​IATA identifies and develops operational solutions for all areas affecting aircrafts and airlines, either on ground or in flight.


Our main goals include:

  • Optimizing engineering and maintenance measures to improve safety, reliability and productivity
  • Promoting the global harmonization of aircraft equipment 
  • Identifying reduction opportunities in fuel consumption and carbon emissions
  • Improving safety and operational efficiency in ground operations 
  • Meeting demand of aviation professionals and the need to improve safety, quality and efficiency of training
  • Identifying and mitigate operational cost issues
  • Achieving paperless aircraft operations


We take a leadership role in influencing airport and airspace planning and development projects worldwide to meet airline requirements for safety, efficiency, and functionality.

We are seeking to establish and maintain a global infrastructure strategy that addresses high level, long-term planning and near-term issues, as well as harmonized regional development. Working globally with airlines and industry partners promotes cost effective and environmentally responsible improvements.


Our mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry

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