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  • Dossier: Fit for purpose - The Chicago Convention
    January 4, 2019. IATA news. The Chicago Convention has allowed air transport to increase global connectivity and boost economies and job creation. But as it turns 75, there are challenges ahead. The Chicago Convention celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2019 and remains the essential framework for the industry. 
        “The Chicago Convention has proven to be extremely resilient, being subject to very few substantive amendments since its adoption. A unique feature of this agreement is that it provides for the adoption and amendment of standards and recommended practices (SARPs), and in its role as a rulemaking body, ICAO has developed over 12,000 of these provisions for aviation safety, security, facilitation and environment protection. These standards permit civil aviation to respond and adapt to new and emerging opportunities and challenges, including changes in technology, increases in global air transport demand and capacity, as well as new and evolving threats to air safety and security.” Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, ICAO Council President. Read more...

  • IATA 2019 Training Catalogue. Download the 2019 Training Catalogue and discover a new era of training. 

  • IATA Annual Review 2018. Download IATA's latest Annual Review, a complete report on the successes, issues and state of commercial air transport. 

  • December 2018 Air Passenger Market Analysis 
    Robust passenger demand and a record load factor in 2018
    Modest slowdown in passenger demand in 2018…Industry-wide revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose by 6.5% in 2018 as a whole. While this was another year of above trend growth, the pace was slower compared to 2017 (8.0%). Read more...


  • December 2018 Air Freight Market Analysis 
    Air cargo volumes end 2018 on a soft note 
    Air cargo volumes lost momentum in late-2018…Industry-wide FTKs ended 2018 on a soft note, with year-on-year cargo volumes down 0.5% compared with their level of December 2017; the slowest annual growth rate since March 2016. After drifting sideways for a number of months through the middle of 2018, the seasonally-adjusted FTK series has stepped down a notch more recently. Read more...


  • November 2018 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis
    Another month of solid RPK growth, but the trend has moderated
    Solid, but moderating, RPK growth in November…Industry-wide revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) grew by 6.2% year-on-year in November – a slight deceleration from 6.3% in the previous monthRead more...  


  • November 2018 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
    Air cargo volumes lost momentum towards the end of 2018
    Air cargo volumes lost momentum in late-2018…Industry-wide FTKs were unchanged in year-on-year terms in November – the slowest growth rate since March 2016. All told, FTKs increased by 3.9% in annual terms over the first 11 months of 2018, compared to 10.0% over the same period a year ago. Read more...


  • IATA & ICAO aviation training: No Country Left Behind
    August 14, 2018. AASA news. The theme of AASA's 2017 AGA, Building Human Capital for African Airlines, highlighted the skills development and training challenges facing the African aviation industry. Addressing that AGA, Chris Zweigenthal, AASA'S CEO, issued a dire warning that if governments did not invest and focus on basic and tertiary education, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, airlines in Africa face a calamitous future; and Mandi Samson, AASA's Chairperson, emphasised that the scarcity of skills, especially in technical areas, must be addressed with a commitment to world-class training in order to ensure the safety of African skies.           
       IATA and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) are stepping up their efforts to address skills development and training in Africa and developing nations by offering a network of global training centres and industry-standard aviation training courses and programmes. Read more...


  • IATA 2018 Annual General Meeting  
    June 3 - 5, 2018. IATA AGM news. The IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit is the world's largest gathering of airline leaders. The 74th AGM, brought 1000 industry leaders to Sydney on 3 - 5 June 2018. Read more...


  • Safety: 3.8 billion air travellers by 2036
    Safely managing future air travel demand
    April 17, 2018. IATA news. Global aviation safety is built on a foundation of co-operative agreements, sharing, working together effectively, and an adherence to global standards. IATA, steering this partnership approach, held its 2018 Safety and Flight Ops Conference in Montreal, Canada from 17 - 19 April. IATA’s Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac urged aviation stakeholders to adopt global standards and make greater use of operational data in order to safely accommodate an additional 3.8 billion air travelers by 2036...Read more...      
     
  • Implementation key to Africa open skies agreement
    23 African Countries sign SAATM agreement
    February 1, 2018. IATA news. IATA/Regulations & Taxation/Middle East & Africa news. IATA has hailed the “momentous” launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) by the African Union (AU) to open up the continent’s skies — but says successful implementation is vital. The SAATM is a deregulated airspace, which allows aircraft to fly freely between the 23 AU member states that have agreed to the initiative...Read more...