The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has completed the annual revision of its air transport industry manuals for cargo, ground handling, and operations.
These provide guidance to all companies in the aviation value-chain to ensure compliance with the latest state and airline regulations, industry trends as well as best practices. More than 350 updates have been made to the 2022 editions of the various manuals to reflect the changes and incorporate the modifications brought about by Covid-19.
Key stakeholders in the aviation value chain – such as airlines, airports, ground service providers, freight forwarders, shippers, and manufacturers among others – rely on the Iata guidelines to ensure robust and efficient operations. The manuals are based on the recommendations devised by standard setting bodies such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (Icao) and other industry working groups.
“Adhering to internationally aligned and agreed standards is essential in maintaining safe and reliable operations across the aviation value-chain. To achieve this, as an industry, aviation has always been able to adapt global processes quickly and efficiently. And while regular revisions have long been industry best practice, the response to Covid-19 triggered changes at short notice,” said Nick Careen, Iata’s senior vice president operations, safety and security.