The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on carriers in the Commonwealth of Independent States to take action to improve a safety record, which is currently three or four times worse than that of the global industry.
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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for liberalization of the Middle East market, including new freedoms for airlines to price services and more readily access capital at a time when the industry group claims excessive regulation has stunted the growth of vital players, especially in Saudi Arabia. “Who cares who owns an airline, if it is safe and provides efficient service?” said Hussein Dabbas, IATA’s regional vice president for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), speaking last week at a seminar in Dubai organized by Embraer.
GHS Aviation, an international consulting, auditing and training company, signed a deal August 2 with Nairobi-based Kenya Airways to open an African office. The McLean, Va.-based auditor provides systems-based airline safety and security solutions, as well as IATA Operational Safety Audit services.
If implemented through global agreement rather than unilaterally by the European Union (EU), an emissions trading scheme (ETS) could prove effective in reducing aviation’s environmental footprint, according to Tony Tyler, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (Canso), Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced in Rome on June 25 that they will soon coordinate efforts aimed at driving aviation system improvements.
Europe’s mounting financial crisis is dragging down worldwide airline profitability this year, according to a revised industry forecast from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The U.S. air transport industry in 2010 represented 3.7 percent of the nation’s GDP—or 4.9 percent when considering so-called spillover benefits—and supported 6.6 million jobs, according to a new study commissioned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the European Commission agreed on June 1 to recognize each other’s air cargo security regimes in what they described as an historic accord.
Once again monthly International Air Transport Association (IATA) airline traffic statistics reflected “positive distortion” caused by geopolitical and other factors, resulting in somewhat inflated data for March.
“Positive distortion” caused by geopolitical and other factors inflated February 2012 traffic results reported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), whose statistics showed an 8.6-percent improvement in passenger demand and a 5.2-percent rise in cargo demand compared with the same month last year.