International Air Transport Association

June 18, 2012 - 12:40pm
Aircraft movements at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The U.S. air transport industry in 2010 represented 3.7 percent of the nation’s GDP—or 4.9 percent when considering so-called spillover benefits—and supported 6.6 million jobs, according to a new study commissioned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

June 4, 2012 - 12:40pm
Siim Kallas, EC vice president of Transport

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the European Commission agreed on June 1 to recognize each other’s air cargo security regimes in what they described as an historic accord.

May 7, 2012 - 10:35am
Iberia A320 taking off from Madrid Barajas Airport

Once again monthly International Air Transport Association (IATA) airline traffic statistics reflected “positive distortion” caused by geopolitical and other factors, resulting in somewhat inflated data for March.

April 9, 2012 - 10:50am
MEA A320

“Positive distortion” caused by geopolitical and other factors inflated February 2012 traffic results reported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), whose statistics showed an 8.6-percent improvement in passenger demand and a 5.2-percent rise in cargo demand compared with the same month last year. 

March 19, 2012 - 1:47pm
ATC Global Eurocontrol exhibit

The annual ATC Global conference and exhibition, held earlier this month in Amsterdam, attempted to bring into sharper focus the vision of a Single European Sky (SES).

March 12, 2012 - 10:00am
Korean Air 777

Statistics published last week by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) show that Western jets registered their lowest accident rates in history in 2011, besting their previous record set just one year earlier.

February 29, 2012 - 11:29am
Emirates 777-300ER

Global airline traffic results for January showed a 5.7-percent rise in passenger demand but an 8-percent decline in air freight compared with the same month last year, according to statistics released last week by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

January 18, 2012 - 9:39pm
Eurocontrol Maastricht Upper Area Control Center

Airline passenger, freight and traffic numbers softened toward the end of 2011, reflecting the ongoing weak global economy. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects the slow growth to continue this year.

January 9, 2012 - 6:25pm
Indian aviation officials have reported safety concerns at Kingfisher Airlines

A controversy is raging over the safety practices of India’s airlines following the partial “leak” of a financial audit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The report indicated that poor safety practices may be endemic in the Indian air transport sector.

January 1, 2012 - 12:25am

A strong sales year in 2011 on the part of the world’s two major airliner manufacturers might portend a positive outlook for the air transport sector over the long term, but confidence in the profitability of the airline industry for this year continues to sag, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In fact, the group expects profitability to decline by some $2 billion in 2012, and margins to settle at just 0.8 percent.