24 AUGUST 2020


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Article from BTNews 24 AUGUST 2020

Airlines health checklist

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released an airline self-assessment health checklist to support the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Take-off: Guidance for Air Travel through the Covid-19 Public Health Crisis.

The Take-off guidance is the global standard framework of risk-based temporary measures for governments and the air transport value chain for safe operations during the Covid-19 crisis.

“Safety is always the number one priority for air transport. And the challenges of Covid-19 have added a new dimension to our efforts. Developed with input from industry, public health authorities and governments, ICAO’s Take-off guidance is the global standard for safe operations. IATA’s self-assessment checklist is a practical implementation guide to help airlines comply,” said IATA’s Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac.

The IATA check list provides the standards and recommended practices, associated guidance material and other supporting information necessary for an operator to self-assess.

Sections cover:
•    Pre-arrival notification
•    Check in
•    Embarkation and Disembarkation
•    Aircraft Cleaning
•    Onboard Air Quality
•    In-flight Operations
•    Flight and Cabin Crew – General
•    Crew Layover
•    Airport Facilities

The checklist can be used free of charge by any airline whether a member of IATA or not.  It will also be of value to executive jet operators.


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