The standards and procedures developed by the AMB are included as recommendations in the IATA’s Airport Handling Manual.
Postal Account Settlement System (PASS)
IATA, together with airlines and global post offices are pursuing a new initiative for a
Postal Accounts Settlement System (PASS).
The objective is to provide an automated industry platform to process the large volume of airlines-postal billings and settlements that today are processed bilaterally and largely manually. The new solution will capitalize on IATA’s strong financial services knowledge and expertise, as well as existing solutions for simplified billing and settlement of the supply chain’s stakeholders.
Successful implementation of the PASS system will facilitate the invoicing and payment for mail and other related services. It will simplify current processes, standardize both invoicing and the exchange of data. Other benefits include a reduction in time-consuming manual processes, easier identification of duplicate transactions and easier facilitation of online dispute resolution.
PASS will enable Airlines to work more efficiently with Postal companies and generate new business opportunities for the industry.
The AMB normally meets twice a year: in March at the IATA World Cargo Symposium (WCS) and in October at the UPU Conference in Berne.
The AMB consists of up to 12 Members appointed by the
Cargo Services Conference (CSC), each being an expert in the airmail field. The current AMB Chairman is Jason Dacosta (Air Canada).
Manager, Cargo & Mail Operations and Standards