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​​​​IATA's number #1 priority

Every day, approximately 100,000 flights take to the sky and land without incident.

Flying continues to be of tremendous importance to modern life and getting on an aircraft is among the safest activities that one can do.

Safely connecting people and businesses continues to be our top priority.  We continue to work with airlines and industry partners in raising standards and implementing best practices. ​

Six-Point Safety Strategy

The revised Six Point Safety Strategy is a comprehensive approach to identify organizational, operational and emerging safety issues. It has been established in close cooperation with the member airlines and Strategic Partners through the IATA Safety Group (SG) and the Operations Committee (OPC).

The Strategy focuses in six key areas:

6 Point Safety Program 

Reduce Operational Risk

Closely Working with industry stakeholder to mitigate the operational risk to an acceptable level.

Three major areas of concern were identified through Global Aviation Data Management (GADM) program:

1. Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I)

2. Controlled Flight Into Terrain

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3. Runway Safety

In addition to other areas of operational risk:

4. Flight Management System (pdf)

5. Cabin Safety

6. Fatigue

Enhance Quality and Compliance

Another cornerstone of the approach to enhancing aviation safety is the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), an internationally recognized program that is implemented consistently throughout the industry. The revised Six-Point Safety Strategy will also cover Oversight​ of Third Party Service Providers in conformance with ICAO Safety Management System (SMS) framework requirements.

IMX (Integrated Management Solutions) is a tool that provides an efficient and cost-effective solution to manage the collection and processing of your Quality and Safety data and information as part of your SDCPS (Safety Data Collection & Processing System).

Advocate for Improved Aviation Infrastructure

IATA Safety will continuously promote improved ATM infrastructure related to:

  • Phasing out NDB/VOR approaches and accelerating the implementation of approaches with vertical guidance (APV)
  • Airport (runway & ramp infrastructure)
  • Air Navigation harmonization and standardization 

Support Consistent Implementation of Safety Management System

Industry has been implementing the Safety Management System (SMS) framework elements for a number of years. The Six-Point Safety Strategy will support consistent implementation of SMS in

  • Safety performance monitoring
  • Analysis and dissemination of information
  • Safety promotion and facilitation

Support Effective Recruitment and Training

Our support for industry career development and recruitment include:

Identify and Address Emerging Safety Issues

The Six-Point Safety Strategy comprises identifying and addressing safety issues related to:

Global Aviation Data Management program

IATA Safety Data Management and Analysis activities are a part of IATA's revised Six-point Safety Strategy and are available via the Global Aviation Data Management (GADM) program.

The GADM provides IATA members and other eligible industry member with a wealth of information and acts as a gateway to the multiple sources and areas of aircraft operations.

IATA's GADM program now includes information from over 470 different organizations.  Over 90% of IATA members are contributing to at least one of GADM databases.​​

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