Дата: 06-06-17 10:25
IATA: Defending the Business of Freedom
Cancun - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that the global airline
From 12 to 30 June flights to EU countries from 763 UAH one way
Highlights from de Juniac’s address include:
Industry Financial Performance: Although regional differences remain stark, overall the air transport industry is generating profits above its cost of capital. In 2017 the global airline industry is expected to generate a USD 31.4 billion profit on USD 743 billion in revenues. That’s a USD 7.69 average profit per passenger.
Defending Against Protectionist Measures: "Nothing should stand in the way of aviation—the business of freedom. Aviation is globalization at its very best. But to deliver aviation’s many benefits we need borders that are open to people and trade. Today we face headwinds from those who would deny the benefits of globalization and point us in the direction of protectionism. This is a threat to our industry. We must bear witness to the achievements of our connected world. And we must ensure the benefits of aviation for future generations," said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.
Safety Performance: Flying remains the safest form of long distance travel by a wide margin. In 2016 the industry performed 40.4 million flight sectors and there were 10 fatal accidents. A major achievement on safety performance in 2016 was in Sub-Saharan Africa. The region had no jet hull losses last year.
IATA signaled its concern for states’ not living up to their obligations to fully investigate
Sustainability: A major achievement of 2016 was the landmark Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) agreed at the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) 39th Assembly. Already 70 states representing at least 80% of anticipated future growth have indicated their voluntary participation in the scheme. This will be a major enabler of the industry’s commitment to carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and to cut net emissions to half of what they were in 2005.
The success of CORSIA is unaffected by the US decision to withdraw from the Paris
The AGM passed a resolution calling on governments to finalize the details of CORSIA
Collaboration to Address Security Challenges : IATA warned that while air travel faces security threats, alternatives must be found to the ban on large portable electronic devices (PEDs) in the cabin by the US and the UK on some flights from the Middle East and North Africa.
"We must trust that valid intelligence underpinned the UK and US decisions to ban large
IATA called for governments to adopt alternatives to the current ban. "In the short-term, these include more intense screening at the gate and skills training. In the medium-term, faster and more advanced explosive detection technology is the solution to evolving bomb
De Juniac emphasized the importance of working with governments on security challenges. "Security is ultimately a government responsibility. But airlines also have a big stake in the matter. The safety and security of our passengers and crew is our top priority. We have
The AGM passed a resolution calling for governments to work more closely with the industry and among themselves to keep flying secure. It also strongly endorsed the efforts of ICAO to establish a Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) which will lay the foundation for more
Infrastructure: "An infrastructure crisis is looming. Infrastructure in many parts of the world can barely cope with demand today. And development plans are not ambitious enough
IATA called for governments to fully implement the IATA Worldwide Slot Guidelines to fairly and efficiently manage scarce capacity. It also warned that the guidelines are not a substitute for building capacity where demand exists. "Governments have a responsibility to
IATA also urged governments to be cautious when privatizing aviation infrastructure assets. "Privatization has failed to deliver promised benefits in many countries—India, Brazil, France, and Australia to name just a few. The concessionaire makes money. The
Building Smarter Regulation: Building Smarter Regulation in an age focused on mmediate gratification is a challenge.
The majority of the 100,000 flights that operate each day, do so without incident. However,
"Regulators and politicians can feel confident that the discipline of competitive market forces has been given a boost. And regulators themselves face pressure to respond to social media frenzies with immediate solutions. Hastily-built regulation almost always brings unintended consequences. That’s why Smarter Regulation principles are absolutely critical," said de Juniac.
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