International Air Transport Association (IATA) has become a member of the European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE), in a bid to attain safe, secure and sustainable air transport.
Operating since 1963, the non-profit international organisation EUROCAE has developed performance specifications to enable the standardisation of aviation technologies.
EUROCAE comprises service providers, airlines, airports, manufacturers, aviation authorities and stakeholders.
IATA European regional vice-president Rafael Schvartzman said: “For more than 50 years, EUROCAE has been at the forefront of harmonising and improving the technical standards of the aviation industry.
“It is therefore absolutely right that IATA formalises its membership of EUROCAE and plays a full role in the working groups that align with our members’ priorities.
“EUROCAE’s work plays a crucial role in creating a stronger aviation system and we look forward to working with them in our shared objective to create a safer, more secure and sustainable air transport industry.”
As a complete member of EUROCAE, IATA will aim to ensure increased efficiency across the aviation value chain, reductions in infrastructure upgrade costs, global interoperability for aircraft systems, as well as reduced ground system fragmentation and progress on the Single European Sky project.
EUROCAE secretary general Christian Schleifer-Heingärtner said: “We are delighted to welcome IATA as the 200th member of EUROCAE.
“The strengthened collaboration with the airline community will be very beneficial for the technical standardisation activities and also for the EUROCAE organisation as a whole.”
EUROCAE also works in collaboration with its North American counterpart, Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA).
As a member of both organisations, IATA aims to standardise aviation technologies in North America and Europe.
Image: IATA signs agreement to become the 200th member of EUROCAE. Photo: courtesy of IATA.