Sustainable Air Transport

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Union Commission (AU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand strategic cooperation to foster economic and social development on the continent with the benefits of safe, efficient and sustainable air transport.

IATA Signs MoU with the African Union Commission

The MoU focuses on exchange of information, expertise and capabilities in a number of areas including enhancing security through intelligence-driven, risk-based measures, enhancing safety, reducing accident rates in line with global levels of performance and promoting connectivity.

Other areas include facilitating collaborative decision making in air traffic management, improving the passenger experience through the deployment of IATA's Fast Travel Program and a suite of projects designed to give passengers more control over their journey through a range of self-service options.

This MoU aims to achieve that global standards and best practices form the backbone of Africa's growth as well as position the continent's 54 nations to promote economic and social development by unleashing the full power of aviation. It paves the way for further development in African aviation. The industry already supports 6.8 million jobs and generates $72.5 billion of economic activity on the continent.


  • International Air Transport Association (IATA)

    Canada | Staff size: 6-25

    Air transport is one of the most dynamic industries in the world. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is its global trade organization.

    Over 60 years, IATA has developed...

  • African Union Commission (AU)

    Ethiopia | Staff size: 10,000+

    The advent of the African Union (AU) can be described as an event of great magnitude in the institutional evolution of the continent. On 9.9.1999, the Heads of State and Government of the...

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LocationWorldwide, West Africa, Southern Africa, North Africa and Middle East, Eastern Africa, Central Africa