These IATA Annual General Meeting slides should confirm that the US is headed in the right direction and may well be ahead of the rest of the world.
Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, and John Maggiore, Boeing managing director of maintenance and leasing solutions, spoke about the importance of Big Data to the future of aviation safety.
Airline economics and competition are considered to be separate from SAFETY, but it would be naïve to discount that pressure on the bottom line. Thus, it is instructive to review significant issues on the money-making side of airline ventures.
Europe’s multi-country enterprise seeks to solve technical challenges similar to the FAA’s NextGen task. Perhaps, the US Congress will learn how “balkanization” is hurting Europe and refrain from introducing bills which favor local over national interests.
IATA’s statements are well-documented pleas for all stakeholders to prevent behavior of unruly passengers on board aircraft. Its specific request is for “more governments to ratify the Montreal Protocol 2014.” In spite of the repeated industry efforts, dangerous incidents have increased!
The challenges of Alexandre de Juniac’s new office will arrive soon with ICAO’s 39th triennial assembly. IATA has official observer status and will be involved in the difficult CO2 emissions proposal. His predecessor DG Tyler had to respond to a number of major economic, safety and security issues.
IATA lodged a complaint and DG-COMP is investigating alleged abuses of dominant OEM positions.
Speaking before the International Air Transportation Association, the Secretary delivered the kick off speech before a convention of the world’s airlines. His message to the audience is that they should become advocates for NextGen.