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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, and Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), delivered the keynote remarks, with representatives from the FAA, UNICEF, Changi Airport Group, Canadian Space Agency, IFALPA, CANSO, EASA and COCESNA present at the conference. The theme was Technological Progress and Safe Operations: Embracing Technology-Driven Change. 

   IATA has predicted the number of air passengers will likely double the amount recorded in 2017. 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.           

Over the next 20 years, we expect to see a near doubling of passengers from the approximately 4 billion who traveled in 2017. Managing this growth, while making aviation even safer than it already is, will be a massive undertaking. Introducing automated advanced business analytics to the IOSA process will enable better management of resources, the ability to measure the effectiveness of standards, and an enhanced level of quality assurance. Digital transformation also will enable more seamless interaction on industry safety initiatives, standards and operational practices, as well as bench-marking.
IATA’s Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac, speaking at the 2018 Safety and Flight Operations Conference in Montreal (17-19 April)

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