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​​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, initiating and encouraging the implementation of global solutions.

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Integrated Solutions for Ground Operations

Ground operations damage costs the industry billions of dollars every year. To combat this, the following initiatives ​have been developed as an integrated solution for ground operations​​ (pdf) tailored ​to​ risk management within our industry:​

​Airport Handling Manual (AHM)​
Identification of, and updates to, industry recommended practices

IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM)
Development and implementation of the standard procedures

IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO)
On-site verification of implementation of ground handling procedures

Ground Damage Database (GDDB)
Hazard identification, including data analysis and feedback

​IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC)

The IATA Ground Handling​ Conference​ is the industry ​premier event bringing together each link of the entire Ground Handling Value Chain to shape the Ground Handling environment for the future. This event offers unique opportunity to connect, communicate and collaborate with Airlines, Ground Service Providers, Airport Authorities and Suppliers and offers various business and networking opportunities.

Next IGHC: 26 - 29 May 2019, Madrid

From IGHC 2018

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