12 JUNE 2017

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Article from BTNews 12 JUNE 2017

IATA’s security call

A resolution reaffirming the airline industry’s commitment to safety and security and calling for greater collaboration between government and industry stakeholders “both to protect passengers and crew while minimising disruption” was a key development at the IATA agm last week.

Delegates at the gathering in Cancun also adopted a call for governments to implement policies to accelerate the use of sustainable aviation fuels and reaffirmed the industry’s commitment to work with governments to implement current agreements.

The association announced Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong has assumed his duties as chairman of the IATA board of governors for a one-year term, effective from the conclusion of the annual meeting.

Goh also addressed security in his acceptance speech. “While the industry’s global profitability may be strengthening, there is more work to be done as it is not evenly spread,” he said.

“Security is at the top of the agenda, and we must improve our partnership with governments to meet the many emerging threats.”

Goh is the 76th chairman of the IATA board and the third CEO of Singapore Airlines to hold the position. He succeeds International Airlines Group CEO Willie Walsh, who will continue to serve on the board.

www.iata.org

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