IATA - INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.
A guiding concept of IATA’s structure is “Global Development, Regional Delivery”, where the Head Office divisions drive the development of global standards, systems and advocacy positions, while the regional and country offices are responsible for implementation. See the high level organization chart (pdf)
IATA’s senior management, formed of regional and subject matter experts, sets the strategic direction of IATA under the leadership of IATA’s Director General & CEO. See who’s who in IATA’s senior management team.
Three targets and four pillars for Climate Change
IATA recognizes the need to address the global challenge of climate change and adopted a set of ambitious targets to mitigate CO2 emissions from air transport:
- An average improvement in fuel efficiency of 1.5% per year from 2009 to 2020
- A cap on net aviation CO2 emissions from 2020 (carbon-neutral growth)
- A reduction in net aviation CO2 emissions of 50% by 2050, relative to 2005 levels