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IATA Board Declares Principles for Industry Re-start

IATA Board Declares Principles for Industry Re-start

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a commitment by the airline CEOs on its Board of Governors to five principles for re-connecting the world by air transport.

These principles are:

1. Aviation will always put safety and security first: Airlines commit to work with our partners in governments, institutions and across the industry to:

  • Implement a science-based biosecurity regime that will keep our passengers and crew safe while enabling efficient operations.
  • Ensure that aviation is not a meaningful source for the spread of communicable diseases, including COVID-19.

2. Aviation will respond flexibly as the crisis and science evolve: Airlines commit to work with our partners in governments, institutions and across the industry to:

  • Utilize new science and technology as it becomes available, for example, reliable, scalable and efficient solutions for COVID-19 testing or immunity passports.
  • Develop a predictable and effective approach to managing any future border closures or mobility restrictions.
  • Ensure that measures are scientifically supported, economically sustainable, operationally viable, continuously reviewed, and removed/replaced when no longer necessary.

3. Aviation will be a key driver of the economic recovery: Airlines commit to work with our partners in governments, institutions and across the industry to:

  • Re-establish capacity that can meet the demands of the economic recovery as quickly as possible.
  • Ensure that affordable air transport will be available in the post-pandemic period.

4. Aviation will meet its environment targets: Airlines commit to work with our partners in governments, institutions and across the industry to:

  • Achieve our long-term goal of cutting net carbon emissions to half of 2005 levels by 2050.
  • Successfully implement the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

5. Aviation will operate to global standards which are harmonized and mutually recognized by governments: Airlines commit to work with our partners in governments, institutions and across the industry to:

  • Establish the global standards necessary for an effective re-start of aviation, particularly drawing on strong partnerships with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Ensure that agreed measures are effectively implemented and mutually recognized by governments.

For further information contact the ACE Team.

Billie Modeste

May 20 2020
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