IATA’s mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Membership of IATA amounts to some 300 airlines in 120 countries. On this page, you will find a selection of critical IATA programs, policies, and services to support airlines.
Become an IATA member
Find out what it takes for airlines to join IATA's membership: Requirements for IATA membership
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Discover a range of popular IATA products and services for LCCs and find out what are the benefits of becoming an IATA member.
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Continuously improving safety
Improving safety is a constant objective for airlines, which is why long-term accident trends confirm that aviation is getting safer. IATA supports airlines with a three-pillar approach built around safety leadership, analyzing risks for prevention, and encouraging active communication between airlines and other stakeholders.
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The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) is an internationally recognized evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. All IATA members must be IOSA registered to obtain and keep IATA membership. The IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) is a voluntary evaluation program for operators of smaller aircraft that are not eligible for the IOSA program.
The Global Aviation Data Management (GADM) program is key in enhancing and consolidating the Safety and Security Management Systems of our members.
Join the Airline Cost Management Group (ACMG) and benefit from best practices on airline cost management and effective cost benchmarking.
Together, let's build airline retailing
Today customers want personalization and efficiency. Several new standards enable richer customer engagement and dynamic offer creation.
- Distribution with Offers & Orders (NDC) enables carriers to differentiate products & services through all distribution channels
- Fulfillment with Order (ONE Order) towards a single integrated customer record to streamline fulfilment, delivery, and accounting processes
Building a greener future
IATA is working with airlines and other industry partners to advance the environmental sustainability of air transport. We support airlines through the:
- Development of best practices on environment and sustainability to reach our FlyNetZero commitments by 2050
- Advocacy to policy makers to ensure coherent and effective policies are in place
- Promotion of sustainable aviation fuel, technology innovation and other pathways
- Systems and programs to improve sustainability performance and facilitate compliance with regulatory requirements
Cargo: facilitating world trade
Several programs promote greater efficiency in the air cargo supply chain:
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- Transportation of Dangerous goods/hazardous materials, live animals and perishables & pharma
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Financial standards & systems
An integrated global aviation system is only possible through the development of global standards and systems that ensure the swift, secure and reliable movement of funds among the participants in the air travel and trade value chain. IATA Financial Settlement Systems fulfil that role.
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At IATA, our objective is to help you succeed. When you select IATA, you benefit from our global view and the strategic role we play in the aviation industry. We’ve been the trusted trade association for the world’s airlines for nearly 80 years, but did you know that we support many other key areas of aviation activity such as airlines?
Our comprehensive suite of internationally recognized products and services reflect the changing needs of the aviation industry.