IATA and African air traffic management organization ASECNA agreed to combine their efforts to improve safety, service levels, efficiency, cost effectiveness and infrastructure on the continent (ATWOnline, April 9). "IATA and ASECNA have a shared vision to unlock the potential of African aviation," IATA DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said. "Africa has the world's worst safety record and its airlines are the least profitable with $300 million in losses forecast for this year. This must change. ...

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