Tony Tyler took up the position as the sixth IATA Director General and CEO in July 2011 with the challenge of how to build further on a strong foundation. In his close to five years at the association, there is resounding agreement across the industry that his exemplary leadership has achieved just that....More
The newly launched Airlines for Europe (A4E) is urging the European Commission to review its Airport Charges Directive in light of new data that shows charges at Europe’s top airports have increased 80% over the last 10 years....More
A new airline association, Airlines for Europe (A4E), was launched Jan. 20, bringing together Europe’s five largest airline groups—Air France-KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group (IAG), Lufthansa Group and Ryanair....More
A number of fumes and small fire incidents involving lithium-battery-powered hoverboards loaded on to airliners has prompted IATA to develop industry guidelines for handling the new-fad gliding vehicles....More
IATA DG Tony Tyler visited Cuba in November to mark the 70th anniversary of IATA, which was formed in the Hotel Nacional, Havana. He met with heads of Cuba’s commercial aviation and tourism authorities and the CEO of Cubana. He hosted a celebratory dinner in the Hotel Nacional and saw the commemorative plaque marking IATA’s creation.
Peter Bellew became CEO and group managing director of Malaysia Airlines Berhad on July 1, succeeding Christoph Mueller. Bellew had been the airline’s COO since August 2015, and previously was director of flight operations at Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair....More
The first draft of a performance-based packaging standard for lithium-ion batteries will not be ready by November and will likely slip into early 2017, an Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) committee member said Aug. 24....More