The global aviation industry is regulated and promoted by a number of significant international aviation organisations. The following are a few of the most important organisations:
Organization for Civil Aviation in the World (ICAO): ICAO is a specialised UN organisation that was founded in 1944 and establishes global standards and guidelines for civil aviation. It collaborates closely with other international organisations including the World Meteorological Organization and the International Air Transport Association in order to ensure the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation (IATA).
International Air Transport Association (IATA): IATA is a trade association that defends the interests of the world’s airline industry. It was established in 1945. Its 290+ member airlines carry more than 80% of all aviation traffic worldwide. IATA develops worldwide standards and policies and offers a variety of services to its members, including industry data and analytics and support for the creation of new technologies and procedures, in an effort to ensure safe, effective, and sustainable air travel.
Airports Council International (ACI): Founded in 1991, ACI is the sole organisation that represents airports globally in international trade. It provides information, insight, and knowledge on airport management, safety, and sustainability, and it represents airports’ interests before governments and international organisations.
The 1974-founded International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is the trade association for the world’s air cargo business. In addition to offering its members a variety of services like data and analytics, networking opportunities, and help for the development of new technologies and procedures, it works to promote safe, effective, and sustainable air cargo operations.
A global platform for the aerospace sector is the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA). It brings together the CEOs of the top aerospace trade organisations in the world to work together on similar problems and promote the sector globally.
The Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) is the leading organisation for the provision of air navigation services worldwide. It advocates for safe, effective, and sustainable air navigation services with governments, international organisations, and other industry players.
By setting international standards and regulations, fostering safety and efficiency, and advocating for the interests of their various sectors of the industry, these organisations play significant roles in influencing the development of the global aviation industry.