Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Enhanced GSE: IATA launches programme to support ground technologies

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched a program reinforcing the industry’s aim of increasing the use of enhanced ground support equipment (Enhanced GSE). The IATA Enhanced GSE Recognition Program aims to accelerate the introduction of Enhanced GSE technologies into daily operations by recognising those ground handlers leading this modernisation of their vehicle fleets. The […]

Unlocking Africa’s aviation potential: IATA Wings of Change Focus Africa

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The IATA Wings of Change Focus Africa (WOCFA) stands as a premier industry event in the region, gathering aviation leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts to engage in discussions on the key challenges and opportunities in air transport. Together, they collaboratively formulate future strategies to enhance the utilization of air transport as a catalyst for economic and […]

Governments urged to act over lithium batteries

International Air Transportation Association (IATA) Director General Willie Walsh has raised concerns about the failure of governments to properly recognise and address the risks related to the growing transportation of products containing lithium batteries. The growing movement of these goods has turned what was barely a concern a decade ago into a pressing challenge that […]

IATA named leaders in digitalising the airfreight industry

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the IATA Digitalisation Leadership Charter at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Hong Kong, China. Cathay Cargo, CHAMP Cargosystems, Global Logistics System (HK) Company Limited, IAG Cargo, IBS Software, LATAM Cargo, and Lufthansa Cargo are the Charter’s inaugural signatories. The Digitalisation Leadership Charter aims to accelerate the […]

IATA Ground Handling Conference 2024 to focus on sustainability

IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) 2024 to focus on sustainability

The 36th IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC), hosted by Icelandair in Reykjavík from May 7-9, 2024, will focus on integrating more sustainable practices into all aspects of ground handling operations. The conference aims to tackle critical issues such as achieving the industry’s ambitious goal of net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, enhancing talent retention and development […]

IATA: Air cargo demand maintains double-digit growth in February

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the February 2024 global air cargo markets, showing solid annual growth in demand. Total demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), rose by 11.9% compared to February 2023 (12.4% for international operations). This is the third consecutive month of double-digit year-on-year demand growth. READ: Dr Gert Pfeifer […]

Willie Walsh seeks to put cargo centre stage

While the airfreight industry transports over $6.4 trillion worth of goods, 35% of world trade by value, it has often been a neglected part of the aviation sector, with the more glamourous world of passenger travel taking centre stage. “I think that’s probably a fair assessment. I think airlines traditional were primarily passenger focused, having […]

IATA Announces Winner of 2024 FACE-UP Competition

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Erik Goldenstein received the 2024 IATA FACE-UP award. FACE-UP is a competition for recent university graduates who have developed innovation and transformation solutions in air transport logistics. Goldenstein was voted the winner for creating the NE: ONE Play app built on the ONE Record Data Standard. The […]

IATA announces cargo digitalisation leadership charter

IATA announces first signatories to Air Cargo Digitalisation Leadership Charter

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the IATA Digitalisation Leadership Charter at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Hong Kong. Cathay Cargo, CHAMP Cargo systems, Global Logistics System (HK) Company Limited, IAG Cargo, IBS Software, LATAM Cargo, and Lufthansa Cargo are the inaugural signatories of the charter. The Digitalization Leadership Charter aims to accelerate […]

Hong Kong Cargo Handlers Achieve IEnvA Certification

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the full certification of Cathay Cargo Terminal and Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (HACTL) through the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) at the World Cargo Symposium, held in Hong Kong (SAR), China. Cathay Cargo Terminal and HACTL are the first cargo handlers from North Asia to achieve the […]

Shining a light on the sector

The International Air Transporation Association’s (IATA) World Cargo Symposium (WCS) is heading to Hong Kong to showcase the airfreight industry. The event will take place at the Asia World Expo from 12-14th March 2024 and feature specialised digitalisation, sustainability, and safety and security tracks. The sustainability segment will focus on tracking progress towards net zero […]

IATA awards ISAGO safety accreditation to WFS at London Heathrow

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, has been awarded the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) accreditation for its cargo handling operations at London Heathrow Airport following an independent audit of its operational management and control systems in accordance with the best standards and practices for ground safety. Heathrow is […]

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive elected to IATA Board of Governors

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer has been elected to the International Air Transport Association’s Board of Governors. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 320 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. IATA’s mission is to represent, lead, and serve the […]

SAF volumes growing but still missing opportunities

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced estimates for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production. In 2023, SAF volumes reached over 600 million liters (0.5Mt), double the 300 million liters (0.25 Mt) produced in 2022. SAF accounted for 3% of all renewable fuels produced, with 97% of renewable fuel production going to other sectors. In 2024 […]

Airlines set to earn 2.7% net profit margin on record revenues in 2024

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced strengthened profitability projections for airlines in 2023, which will then largely stabilise in 2024. However, net profitability at the global level is expected to be well below the cost of capital in both years. Very significant regional variations in financial performance remain. “Considering the major losses of recent […]

Qatar Airways Cargo and IATA successfully conclude One Record Hackathon in Qatar

Qatar Airways Cargo and IATA has concluded the first ever One Record Hackathon in the Middle East, in Doha, Qatar. 17 teams from around the world came together for a thrilling 28 hour competition to submit highly sophisticated and innovative solutions surrounding the IATA ONE Record data sharing standard to showcase use cases that will […]

Menzies Aviation to drive the advancement of aviation across Africa

Menzies Aviation, the leading service partner to the world’s airports and airlines, has announced it is an official partner for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Focus Africa Initiative. The decision represents the company’s commitment to Africa’s aviation ecosystem, leveraging its extensive experience and expertise in the region. According to IATA data, African airlines have […]

First embodied carbon estimate tool for airport terminals developed by Atkins and IATA

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, working with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has created a suite of innovative digital tools for airports to estimate the embodied carbon associated with the construction of terminal buildings and aviation assets – for the first time. The digital toolkit will enable airports to better understand and […]

The Future of Ground Handling: Embracing Digitalisation and Automation for Success

At the 35th IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC), the need for digitalisation and automation within the ground handling industry was highlighted as one of the top three priorities. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recognises that embracing these technologies is crucial not only for improving operational efficiency but also for driving sustainability and process improvements. […]

Flutterwave joins With IATA to simplify payments for airlines serving Africa

Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company, has joined the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) payment orchestration platform to facilitate travel to sub-Saharan Africa. With this integration, airlines across the world are able to process payment from customers through cards, bank transfer, mobile money, alternative payment methods and other payment modes available on Flutterwave. IATA Financial […]

IATA announces winners of ONE Record hackathon

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently held a ONE Record Hackathon in Frankfurt, hosted by Lufthansa Cargo. Twenty teams, including the first ever all-female team, submitted highly sophisticated and innovative solutions built on the IATA ONE Record data sharing standard to demonstrate innovative use cases that will change air cargo. “ONE Record holds the […]

Qatar Airways Cargo to host the first ever IATA Cargo Hackathon in the Middle East

Qatar Airways Cargo, a global leader in air cargo transportation, has announced it will be the official host for the next IATA One Record Hackathon to be held from 24 to 26 November 2023, in Doha, Qatar. An IATA hackathon is an around-the-clock event, that brings together teams of developers to innovate solutions that address […]

Turkish Cargo joins the IATA CEIV lithium battery certification programme

For the purpose of certification of its competence to carry lithium battery products safely, Turkish Cargo, the air cargo brand of Turkish Airlines, joined the ‘CEIV Lithium Battery’ certification program, established by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Participation of the Carrier in the certification program, which consists of the training, assessment and validation processes, […]

IATA Wings of Change Europe kicks off

The third edition of IATA Wings of Change Europe (WoCE), organised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and hosted by Pegasus Airlines, has kicked off in Istanbul following previous editions in Madrid and Berlin. Attendees on the first day included Türkiye’s deputy minister of transport and infrastructure, Dr Ömer Fatih Sayan; chair of the […]

Dangerous goods transport survey reveals challenges

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Labelmaster, and Hazardous Cargo Bulletin, have announced the results of their seventh annual 2022 Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook. The survey results underscored the need for greater process consistency, increased automation and more reliable data to facilitate the safe and secure transport of dangerous goods (DG). “Global supply […]

World Cargo Symposium focused on strengthening air cargo’s post-pandemic prospects

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities to build resilience and strengthen air cargo’s post-pandemic prospects, as the 15th World Cargo Symposium gathered in London.  The priorities outlined included achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, continuing to modernise processes, finding better solutions to safely carry lithium batteries and making air cargo attractive […]

IATA World Cargo Symposium to focus on building resilience in air cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that the IATA World Cargo Symposium (WCS) will focus on building resilience to further strengthen air cargo’s post-pandemic prospects.  COVID-19 tested the resilience of the air cargo business. Despite challenging conditions, air cargo delivered critical medical supplies and vaccines across the globe and kept international supply chains open. […]

Airhub Airlines obtains IOSA registration

Airhub Airlines has successfully obtained globally recognised International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration. The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Program is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. Read more: Mehmet Nane assumes duties as chair of the IATA […]

How to transport cats and dogs to safety during crises

Animal protection organisation Humane Society International has collaborated with the International Air Transport Association to publish a list of considerations for governments and the air transport supply chain to facilitate the safe passage of pet cats and dogs that are evacuating or taking refuge with their owners in times of crisis. The considerations are based […]