IATA has updated its industry manuals for cargo and ground handling operations with 300 changes, Frederic Leger, Senior Vice President, Commercial Products and Services, IATA, said.
Some of the major changes in terms of cargo include those made to regulations related to live animals, perishables, temperature-controlled cargo, operational risk assessment, and ground handling procedure.
The annual update is undertaken by various industry working groups such as Dangerous Goods Board (DGB) and the Live Animals and Perishables Board (LAPB). “Each working group comprise IATA and other respective industry experts who work with local governments and stakeholders, ensuring that each manual contains the latest information on the regulations, trends, and best practices,” Leger said.
“Operating to global standards is a must in aviation. Devising these standards together with member airlines and other key value chain stakeholders has been the hallmark of IATA’s activities since its founding,” he added.