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Freight Markets Weaken in March

IATA Reports that Freight Markets Weaken in March The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released figures showing that air freight markets weakened in March, and that the improvement in air cargo growth rates that began towards the end of 2012 has stalled. Global Freight Tonne Kilometers (FTKs) were down 2.3% in March compared to March 2012, […]

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IATA Driving ATM Improvements, Delivering the Single European Sky

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for action to improve air traffic management (ATM) efficiency and costs, put forward key objectives for a better-performing global ATM system, and set out a vision for achieving the goals of the long-delayed Single European Sky (SES). “It is time for action […]

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Jeffrey N. Shane appointed IATA General Counsel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announces the appointment of Jeffrey N. Shane as General Counsel. Shane will begin working with the Association from 2 April 2013 and will be based at its headquarters in Montreal. Shane joins IATA from the law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP where he has been a partner since […]

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IATA Securing the Air Cargo Supply Chain

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) identified four priorities to make air cargo more secure and urged stakeholders to move forward on the implementation of the Secure Freight principles. Secure Freight was initiated by IATA to promote global security standards in order to facilitate safe, secure and efficient operations of air cargo. “The stakes are […]

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Passenger Demand Grew as Air Cargo Declined in 2012

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced full-year traffic data for 2012 showing a 5.3% year-on-year increase in passenger demand and a 1.5% fall for cargo. The 5.3% increase in passenger demand was slightly down on 2011 growth of 5.9% but above the 5% twenty-year average. Load factors for the year were near record levels […]

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IATA European Action Plan for Preventing Runway Excursions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined with 16 other aviation stakeholder organizations in developing a European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions. The goal is to reduce the occurrence of one of the most common types of air accidents by providing operational and system recommendations to aircraft operators, air navigation service providers, […]

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EU ETS Pause Gives Positive Opportunity for Climate Agreement

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by the European Commissioner for Climate Action suspending the inclusion of international aviation in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). “Commissioner Connie Hedegaard’s announcement that she has ‘stopped the clock’ on the imposition of the EU ETS on flights to and from non-EU countries […]

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IATA Infrastructure to Support Asian Growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged Asia- Pacific aviation leaders to focus on airport and air traffic management infrastructure as the region’s demand for connectivity continues to grow. “Aviation is a vital part of Asia’s economy, supporting 24 million jobs and nearly half-a-trillion dollars of GDP. Connectivity, facilitated by aviation, is a critical link […]