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Ebola: No air travel restrictions recommended, says IATA

Medical workers from the World Health Organization (WHO) prepare to cross a river that separates Guinea and Sierra Leone as they deliver medical supplies to areas hit by Ebola.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that no air travel restrictions have been recommended for three West African countries affected by an outbreak of Ebola. The three countries are Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. There have been calls for travel restrictions to be imposed on countries affected by the current Ebola outbreak. In […]

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IATA warns against hasty adoption of black box streaming

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The still unresolved disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has led to calls that black box streaming systems be installed on commercial aircraft. If implemented, such systems would use satellite links to continuously transmit data from the Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder to secure servers. Accident investigators will no longer require the physical […]

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Global standards boosting aviation safety in Africa, says IATA

Tony Tyler, IATA Director-General.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) this week renewed its call for African governments to focus on adopting and adhering to global standards to ensure a safe, efficient and integrated air transport system. Connectivity is critical for African growth and development, supporting some 6.7 million jobs and US$68 billion in economic activity. Aviation’s economic and […]

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Using aviation’s potential to drive economic growth in Africa

Tony Tyler, IATA Director-General.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on public and private stakeholders to work together to enable the aviation sector drive economic growth in Africa. “Aviation supports 6.7 million jobs and some $68 billion of economic activity in Africa. Those numbers are impressive but I am convinced aviation has an even bigger role to […]

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Airline profits low despite increase in passengers

Demand for air travel continues to be strong, a further demonstration of the importance of air transport worldwide. However, that importance does not carry through to the bottom line. This year airlines are expected to make profits of $12.7 billion. Though this may seem an impressive figure, it only represents a 1.8% net profit margin, […]

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700 air transport leaders in Cape Town for IATA annual meeting

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700 air transport leaders are gathering in Cape Town, South Africa, for the 69th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The city of Cape Town will be the global capital of commercial aviation from 2 – 4 June 2013 as the industry discusses its most important issues, including safety, environment, […]

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IATA announces restructuring but no job cuts

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced an organizational restructuring of its main divisions and regional operations to better address the needs of its 240 member airlines. Senior management changes have been announced to support the new structure. All changes will take effect from 1 July 2013. A key guiding principle of the restructuring […]

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Aviation security: getting it right

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to work with the industry to develop a pragmatic approach to keeping aviation secure by balancing risk and regulation. “We have a big responsibility – keeping more than 3 billion air travellers, nearly 50 million tonnes of freight and the world’s economies securely connected by […]

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