Tag: International Air Transport Association

Boeing in Talks with Gulf Carriers about 797 Model

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airplane manufacturer Boeing is in talks with Gulf carriers and other Middle Eastern airlines about potentially selling them a new aircraft model that caters to demand for mid-range planes. The new aircraft, the so-called Boeing 797, is still at the concept stage, with Boeing yet to decide on whether it will launch productions. But the […]

Global Standards, More Data Use, Key to Safely Managing Future Demand

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation stakeholders to follow global standards and make greater use of operational data in order to safely accommodate an additional 3.8 billion air travelers by 2036. Speaking at the Safety and Flight Operations Conference, IATA’s Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said, “Over the next 20 years, […]

Airlines Technology Signs Pact with British Airways

Reading Time: 1 minute Airlines Technology (AT), an IT solutions provider funded by Travel Startups, has signed a commercial agreement with British Airways as an interface between the airline and its passenger for creating seamless travel experience. While ticketing aggregators and travel portals provide sketchy information about fares and schedules, Airlines Technology, working on the International Air Transport Association […]

IATA Statement on Atatürk Airport Terrorist Attack

Reading Time: 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed outrage at last night’s attack at Atatürk Airport Istanbul, Turkey. “Once again, innocent travelers have been attacked in a cowardly and murderous act. Our thoughts are with the victims, and their families and friends,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO. “Air transport brings people together and […]

IATA: Aviation Could Be Worth $88b to Singapore Economy in 20 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes The number of air travellers and aviation-related jobs in Singapore could more than double in 20 years, according to a new study by a global airline body. This would increase the industry’s contribution to Singapore’s gross domestic product by the same quantum to an estimated US$65 billion (S$88 billion) in 2035, said the International Air […]

Pratt & Whitney Defends Itself Over Claims From Qatar Airways

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney confronted escalating problems Friday over its next-generation engine after Qatar Airways said it canceled A320 Airbus orders due to delays. The Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported that Akbar Al Baker, chief executive of Qatar Airways, criticized the delays. He spoke with reporters on the sidelines of the International […]

IATA Urges Governments to Release Blocked Airline Funds

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to respect international agreements obliging them to ensure airlines are able to repatriate their revenues. IATA monitors blocked funds globally, the sum of which exceeds $5 billion. The top two countries blocking the repatriation of airline funds are Venezuela and Nigeria. “Air connectivity is vital […]

Drone Collision With Jet Highlights Growing Aviation Danger

Reading Time: 3 minutes A collision between a British Airways passenger jet and a drone over London has left the plane undamaged but the aviation industry deeply shaken. British police and air accident authorities were investigating Sunday’s incident, in which an Airbus A320 carrying 137 people struck an object believed to be a drone at a height of about […]