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IATA's Industry Priorities for 2010


  • Approve guidelines for safety and fatigue risk management systems.
  • Approve standards for ground operations that are based on industry best practices, complementing the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO).
  • Sign a data sharing agreement with the EU, the US and ICAO.


  • Achieve a reduction of at least 1.5 million tonnes of CO2, including:
    • 30 initiatives related to Flexible Use of Airspace (FUA)
    • 50 Performance Based Navigation (PBN) projects
    • 12 flex routings
    • 50 initiatives involving Continuous Descent Arrivals (CDA).
  • Approve a process for reporting fuel use and CO2 emissions.
  • Gain endorsement of the ICAO Assembly for a framework to limit and reduce aviation emissions that is consistent with the industry’s position.

Simplifying the Business

  • Fast Travel: 60 new implementations in the five project areas of the program, with at least five implementations per project.
  • All Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and 10 airlines e-services capable.
  • Baggage Improvement Program (BIP): a total of 40 airports visited and 20 airports undertaking self-help.
  • e-freight: capability at 44 locations, 76 major airports and with 20 electronic documents replacing paper.


  • Achieve savings/cost avoidance of US$2 billion in industry taxes, charges and fuel fees, including at least US$500 million in real cost reductions.
  • Harmonize Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) message standards.