IATA approach for industry restart

IATA announced a commitment by the airline CEOs on its Board of Governors to five principles for re-connecting the world by air transport.
These principles are:

1. Aviation will always put safety and security first: Airlines commit to work with our partners in governments, institutions and across the industry to:

  • Implement a science-based bio-security regime that will keep our passengers and crew safe while enabling efficient operations.
  • Ensure that aviation is not a meaningful source for the spread of communicable diseases, including COVID-19.

2. Aviation will respond flexibly as the crisis and science evolve: Airlines commit to work with our partners in governments, institutions and across the industry to:

  • Utilize new science and technology as it becomes available, for example, reliable, scalable and efficient solutions for COVID-19 testing or immunity passports.
  • Develop a predictable and effective approach to managing any future border closures or mobility restrictions.
  • Ensure that measures are scientifically supported, economically sustainable, operationally viable, continuously reviewed, and removed/replaced when no longer necessary.

3. Aviation will be a key driver of the economic recovery: Airlines commit to work with our partners in governments, institutions and across the industry to:

  • Re-establish capacity that can meet the demands of the economic recovery as quickly as possible.
  • Ensure that affordable air transport will be available in the post-pandemic period.

4. Aviation will meet its environment targets: Airlines commit to work with our partners in governments, institutions and across the industry to:

  • Achieve our long-term goal of cutting net carbon emissions to half of 2005 levels by 2050.
  • Successfully implement the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

5. Aviation will operate to global standards which are harmonized and mutually recognized by governments: Airlines commit to work with our partners in governments, institutions and across the industry to:

  • Establish the global standards necessary for an effective re-start of aviation, particularly drawing on strong partnerships with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Ensure that agreed measures are effectively implemented and mutually recognized by governments.

“Re-starting air transport is important. Even as the pandemic continues, the foundations for an industry re-start are being laid through close collaboration of the air transport industry with ICAO, the WHO, individual governments and other parties. Much work, however, remains to be done. By committing to these principles, the leaders of the world’s airlines will guide the safe, responsible and sustainable re-start of our vital economic sector. Flying is our business. And it is everyone’s shared freedom,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.

FIVE PRINCIPLES BIO-SECURITY

IATA issues new guidance for PAX aircraft

May 4th, 2020, IATA (International Air Transportation Association issues guidance covering transporting cargo and mail on aircraft that are typically used for passengers. IATA states that following the disruption caused by COVID-19, various airlines have been request guidance on how they can utilize the carriage of passengers to safely transport cargo or mail. Some operators may reconfigure their aircraft by removing passenger seats to increase volume capacity.

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IATA GUIDANCE

Our fight against COVID-19

On April 28th, 2020, Bringer Air Cargo with Kerry Logistics in Asia embarked on a challenging task… transport much needed medical supplies from China to Brazil. Working day and night, over the span of 2 weeks with careful planning, preparing and execution the cargo left Shanghai, China, stopped in Miami, USA, and was immediately transferred to Mato Grosso, Brazil. All supplies destined to the Metropolitan Hospital of Várzea Grande in Mato Grosso.

The cargo comprised of
> 40,000 PPEs
> 20,000 Test Kits
> 215 Monitors
> 120 Respirators
> 5,000 Face Shields
> 50,000 Surgical Masks
> 50,000 KN95-type Masks

We hope that our contribution in transporting these essentials supplies will help all healthcare works in the fight against COVID-19.

A message from the Governor Mauro Mendes…
“Estes equipamentos são de suma importância para estruturar toda a rede de leitos que o Estado está montando para atender aos pacientes com Covid-19, além de garantir a segurança necessária para os nossos profissionais da Saúde poderem atuar”

A message from Health Secretary Gilberto Figueiredo…
“Essa operação de aquisição é fruto de uma força-tarefa de toda equipe do Governo de Mato Grosso, que garantiu esse recebimento. Os materiais são fundamentais neste momento para garantir o tratamento dos pacientes do coronavírus e ficarão depois para um atendimento em saúde muito melhor para toda a população mato-grossense”, disse o secretário.”