Tag: air transport

EASA Releases Prelimenary 2017 Safety Overview

Reading Time: 1 minute EASA’s preliminary analysis of the Commercial Air Transport operations in 2017 shows the lowest number of fatal accidents in modern aviation history in 2017. The preliminary analysis covers both worldwide operations and those involving the 32 EASA Member States.

Air Transport Generates $9.6B in GDP, Supports 300,000 Jobs in Argentina

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced new data showing that aviation and aviation-induced tourism contribute $9.6 billion to Argentina’s economy and support 300,000 jobs, equivalent to 1.7% of the country’s GDP. The findings are among the highlights from “The Importance of Air Transport in Argentina’” study conducted by Oxford Economics on behalf of IATA. […]

IATA Chief Warns of Infrastructure “Crisis”

Reading Time: 2 minutes The global air transport industry is headed for a major infrastructure crisis, the IATA director general warned Wednesday, as fears grow about how already congested airspace and constrained airports will cope with the predicted growth in air travel. Addressing the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) annual assembly in Taipei Oct. 25, Alexandre de Juniac […]

UAE Sets Out Its Goals For Infrastructure

Reading Time: 3 minutes The UAE is aiming to take top ranking in the air transport infrastructure sector of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index by 2021. Delivering the keynote address at the Global Airport Leaders’ Forum in Dubai – part of the annual Airports Show – His Excellency Omar Bin Ghalib, Deputy Director General of the country’s […]

Air Transport Generates 1.1 Million Jobs in Brazil

Reading Time: 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced new data showing that aviation and aviation-induced tourism support 1.1 million jobs and contribute $32.9 billion to Brazil’s GDP, an amount equivalent to 1.4% of the country’s GDP. These findings are among the highlights of ‘The Importance of Air Transport in Brazil’ study conducted by Oxford Economics on […]

EASA Releases Preliminary Safety Review

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released its preliminary review for aviation statistics for 2016 in the domain of Commercial Air Transport (CAT) planes, covering worldwide operations and those which involve the 32 EASA Member States. In summary, there was one fatal incident involving any EASA State Member in 2016 where, in January, a […]

IATA Statement on the US Executive Order on Travel

Reading Time: 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) works with its 265 member airlines for safe, secure, efficient and sustainable global air transport links. As a matter of principle we work for the free movement of trade and people across borders. IATA also recognizes that states have the right and duty to protect their citizens by enforcing […]

EU Renewable Energy Directive Must Prioritize Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European Commission’s revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) to incentivize sustainable fuels, and urged policy-makers to go even further in prioritizing their use for air transport. The largest user of renewable fuels, the road transport sector, has increasing options to move towards electrification; however, aviation has […]

IATA: Moderating Demand Growth in March

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 5.3%, compared to the same month last year. Capacity grew slightly faster at 5.9% which pushed the average load factor down by half a percentage point to 79.6%. March performance shows […]

Competitive Air Transport Sector to Drive Increased German Prosperity

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the German government to focus on improving the competitiveness of the German air transport sector in the development of its national aviation policy. Aviation supports the German economy by underpinning 1.12 million jobs and EUR77 billion in GDP. But these benefits are under pressure because of onerous […]