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IATA Welcomes US Dept. of Transportation Final Approval of Resolution 787 0

IATA Welcomes US Dept. of Transportation Final Approval of Resolution 787

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to grant final approval to Resolution 787 (1). The Resolution is the foundation document for the New Distribution Capability (NDC), a travel industry-supported program launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard. “This is a very exciting development for air travelers, airlines, intermediaries, and for competition,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO. The final approval leaves unchanged DOT’s tentative decision approving Resolution 787, which occurred on 21 May 2014. In the tentative decision DOT stated that, “Comparison shopping under the current system is generally limited strictly to comparing fares, and it is difficult to make price quality comparisons of different carriers’ product offerings….The modernized communication standards and protocols and the marketing innovations that [Resolution 787] could facilitate would be procompetitive and in the public interest.” As part of its tentative and final approvals, DOT accepted the conditions proposed by IATA and Open Allies for Airfare Transparency to ensure that no traveler is required to supply personal information to receive an airfare offer (“anonymous shopping”); that the standard remains voluntary and that each airline is free to choose its own data exchange methodologies....

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ICAO’s statement on Ebola Outbreak 0

ICAO’s statement on Ebola Outbreak

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An Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is coordinating closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) with respect to potential implications for air connectivity. WHO’s current   risk assessment for travel and transport is not recommending any travel restrictions or the closure of borders at points of entry. Further, the WHO states that “The risk of a tourist or businessman/woman becoming infected with Ebola virus during a visit to the affected areas and developing disease after returning is extremely low, even if the visit included travel to the local areas from which primary cases have been reported. Transmission requires direct contact with blood, secretions, organs or other body fluids of infected living or dead persons or animal, all unlikely exposures for the average traveler. Tourists are in any event advised to avoid all such contacts.” Similarly, WHO advises that transmission of the Ebola virus only occurs when patients are displaying symptoms of the disease which are severe. Symptoms of Ebola include fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat; followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, and at advanced stage, both internal and external bleeding....

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IATA and future CheckPoints 0

IATA and future CheckPoints

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IATA released an interesting video, on its own YouTube Channel, outlines the future of airport checkpoints and security procedures. Checkpoint of the Future plan was published by IATA in 2011, shortly before Bisignani retired and handed over the reins to  Tyler. The proposal looks forward  using biometric identification and known traveller programmes to separate passengers into three categories (known traveller, normal, and enhanced security) The video describes thew initiative promoted by IATA globally: even if the are some complexities along the way, the initiative aims towards ambitious aims. Along with new technologies, such efforts will axe cueing at security checkpoints and improve aviation security. Buona...

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IATA e i CheckPoint del futuro 0

IATA e i CheckPoint del futuro

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IATA ha pubblicato un interessante video, sul proprio canale YouTube, per raccontare come saranno i checkpoint ed i controlli di sicurezza aeroportuali del prossimo futuro. Checkpoint of the future plan è il testo che IATA ha pubblicato nel 2011, poco prima dell’avvicendamento al vertice dell’organizzazione tra Bisignani e Tyler: la proposta di lavoro prevede l’utilizzo di identificazione biometrica e programmi specifici per viaggiatori conosciuti allo scopo di separare i passeggeri in tre categorie: viaggiatori conosciuti, normali e “a sicurezza rafforzata”. Il video mostra quello che IATA si sta impegnando a promuovere a livello internazionale: nonostante le numerose criticità da risolvere, il progetto si propone di raggiungere obiettivi molto ambiziosi. Uno sforzo che, grazie alla tecnologia, potrebbe ridurre notevolmente i tempi di attesa di fronte ai checkpoint rendendo, allo stesso tempo, più sicuro il mondo dell’aviazione civile. Buona...

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Campagna di sensibilizzazione per i controlli di security 0

Campagna di sensibilizzazione per i controlli di security

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Nelle giornate di domani, 31 luglio, e dell’8 agosto, in concomitanza con i fine settimana di maggior concentrazione di passeggeri sugli scali di Milano Linate e Bergamo Orio al Serio, l’ENAC, Ente Nazionale per l’Aviazione Civile, la SEA, società di gestione degli Aeroporti di Milano, e la SACBO, società di gestione di Bergamo, metteranno in campo una task force di personale volontario che fornirà ai passeggeri informazioni utili per la preparazione all’imbarco, al fine di velocizzare i controlli di sicurezza (security). Si tratta di una campagna di sensibilizzazione voluta dall’ENAC, e che potrebbe essere ripetuta in altri scali, con l’obiettivo di verificare se il supporto informativo dei volontari contribuisca a diminuire il numero degli oggetti che non possono essere inseriti nel bagaglio a mano e a ridurre i tempi dei controlli di security, in un’ottica di agevolare la preparazione dei passeggeri e di migliorare ulteriormente le performance dei servizi. Il personale volontario sarà presente nelle aree di partenza dei due aeroporti coinvolti proprio per dare un supporto informativo sugli oggetti consentiti nel bagaglio a mano e nel bagaglio da stiva, prima che i passeggeri arrivino ai controlli. Per l’occasione l’ENAC, la SEA e la SACBO hanno predisposto un pieghevole che verrà distribuito nei due aeroporti e che sarà pubblicato...

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