IATA has identified development priorities for Civil Aviation

Created on 10.06.2019 08:49

From 1 to 3 June, International Air Transport Association (IATA), adopted five resolutions, denoting development priorities for Civil Aviation, at the 75th Annual General Assembly, held in Seoul, according to source. These resolutions relate to introduction of environmentally safety biofuels, harmonizing the system of slots for takeoffs and landings at airports, the transition to biometric identification of passengers and baggage tracking, using radio tags, as well as improving conditions of air transportation for people with disabilities.

The association encourages governments to continue a work on the introduction of a carbon dioxide emission reduction scheme (Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, CORSIA). By adopting this resolution, the assembly had drawn attention to the following environmental goal of the global air transport industry - by 2050, to reduce CO2 emissions of 50% in comparison to 2005.

IATA urged governments to pay attention urgently to decreasing airport capacity and take action in this regard, working jointly with the aviation sector. Association highlighted, more than 200 airports worldwide do not have sufficient capacity to meet current demand.

The IATA Assembly has supported a worldwide transition to baggage tracking via RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) tags. The association noted, baggage handling via RFID is carried out with an accuracy of 99.98%, which is significantly higher than with the current barcodes.

IATA urged to accelerate implementation of the One ID initiative - transition to biometric passenger identification of pre-flight formalities at all stages. One ID releases the passenger from a need to provide paper documentation.

IATA has also approved a resolution to improve the air transportation of people with disabilities. The association urged governments to take advantage of its basic principles (IATA Core Principles),concerning people with disabilities, in the adoption of new laws and government initiatives.

This year, about a thousand leaders of the aviation industry attended at the Annual IATA General Assembly.