IATA Recommends Common Approach for Indian Aviation

28 September 2010 (Last Updated September 28th, 2010 18:30)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has advised the Indian Government to have a more coordinated cross-ministry government approach in developing the aviation industry in the country. The aviation body has asked the government to implement plans to accommodate 100 million

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has advised the Indian Government to have a more coordinated cross-ministry government approach in developing the aviation industry in the country.

The aviation body has asked the government to implement plans to accommodate 100 million passengers at Mumbai Airport by 2030, allow 100% foreign direct investment in aviation, allow foreign airlines to invest in Indian airlines and reduce costs of operating.

IATA has also recommended that the Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council should make operational safety audits mandatory for all Indian carriers.

The firm has asked India to follow the International Civil Aviation Organisation's global standards for the transmission of advance passenger information to governments for security purposes.

IATA's director general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said India should support global frameworks in line with industry targets to control aviation emissions and oppose regional schemes like the European emissions trading scheme.