The primary objective of aviation security relates to airport infrastructure protection. The agencies also insist on the need to control people's access within protected areas. This essay discusses the roles and contributions of International Air Transport Association as well as the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations to the aviation industry.
The world's airlines have a trade association called IATA. The organization hosts primarily major carriers (240 airlines) and carries about 83% of air traffic's Available Seat Kilometers. IATA is supportive of airline activities through formulation of industry standards and policies. The organization has its headquarters in Montreal, Canada. The Executive branch offices are in Geneva, Switzerland. All industry stakeholders and IATA members agree to sequential environmental goals. The members seek to improve average fuel efficiency to 1.5% each year between 2009 and 2020 (Hendrik 2008). The agency seeks to create a cap on the net carbon emissions in the aviation industry by 2020 through carbon-neutral growth programs. The third objective of the agency is to achieve 50% reduction for net aviation emissions for carbon content by 2050. The members' resolve to provide governments with various principle sets on the way governments can establish measurement procedures for the single market.
IFALPA is International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations came to address pilots' issues. The IFALPA focuses on providing a means of world airline pilots to interact with International Civil Aviation Organization, a UN body. IFALPA offered a unique perspective for pilots operating across scheduled flying. IFALPA provided critical benefit in creating and adapting for Standards and Recommended Practices for ICAO backing over 50 years of experience. Most parts of the ICAO Operating Specifications are influenced by IFALPA representatives. The contributions include drafting Annexes to subsequent adoption. It also includes subtle arguments on proposals of any ICAO Technical Panel (Hendrik, 2008). The focused inputs of Pilots endure reality and balance to the intense processes of drafting political and economic operating conditions for global airlines. Procedural changes illicit significant variations on aviation safety and technological solutions for persistent problems. The IFALPA has mandate to improve airline safety. IFALPA pilots are involved in meetings to present and advocate points-of-view on aviation.
The signage on airports as seen across the world is a product of IFALPA face-uplift projects. The recommendations were ultimately adopted as an international standard by ICAO. The standards were quantum improvements for navigation aids. The taxing processes undoubtedly prevented ground collisions associated with disorientation of airport surface. IFALPA works with both North American and European manufacturers and regulators to improve on standards for range operations extension for twin-engine aircrafts. IFALPA has full involvement in the implementation of strategic flying plans within North Atlantic as well as subsequent implementation for Euro-control for domestic airspace (Alessandro, 2008).
IFALPA is involved closely in the implementation of air control in parts of Asia, the South America and Caribbean. The federation looks into the future through playing active roles in the development of air transport controls in Africa. The involvement in the aviation industry has reduced the risks of air collisions. IFALPA advocates ACAS equipment installation and follow-up of mandatory procedures among controllers and pilots as a resolution advisory.
IATA succeeded International Air Traffic Association established in 1919 in Netherlands. IATA initially comprised f 57 airlines fetched from 31 nations. The early work of IATA was technical and provided most inputs to the International Civil Aviation Organization. The organization reflects the Chicago Convention annexes with the international treaty governing the conduct international of air transport. Chicago Convention could not resolve issues of the flies and resulted in numerous bilateral agreements in air transport today. The standards for benchmarking for initial bilateral agreements include the Bermuda Agreement between the United States and United Kingdom.
IATA had the responsibility from governments to set coherent fare structures to avoid unfair competition. It focused on consumer interests and Traffic Conferences (Marc-Philippe, 2012). The agency has steered reaching of unanimous agreements for close to 400 resolutions. Aviation has rapidly grown over the recent decades. IATA's work has expanded on a similar ratio. The organization transformed the trade association activities to absorb the new aviation dynamics in aviation. The regulations appeared to increase the demand of leisure services and products. Price flexibility was an important component where the United States was lead in initiating deregulation in 1978.
Operational field achievements of IFALPA involve less tense campaigns than those of other regulatory bodies. For instance, IFALPA contributes to the development of procedures in the co-ordination of responsibilities for pilots and radar controllers. The agency drafts the standard formats of radiotelephone reporting. Through ICAO, IFALPA secured a systematized allocation for call signs of alphanumeric coding (Alessandro, 2008). The scope of performance ensures IFALPA bears consistent injection of piloting views at all costs and over all periods. The 1950s call operators did not allow the excessive implementation of wet jet aircraft runways. The outcome was not compensated satisfactorily by discounting reverse credits. The result was the incorporation of undue landing overruns and wet runway aborts. From 1950s to the 1990s, the state had not granted universal wet-runway accountability to manage airworthiness regulations.
IFALPA promotes positive co-operation among Member Associations. The agency responds to the needs of invaluable benefits of membership. Examples of this approach occur through regulation of progress reports and heading teams in incident and accident investigations. The procedures also give assistance by providing the aviation services in times of need. Further, different IFALPA representatives assist members of the flight crew involved in accidents and face regulatory, disciplinary or criminal action relating to the accident (Alessandro, 2008). The Member Associations' ability to provide assistance on post-accident analysis to fellow members is considered as a significant benefit of IFALPA membership to average Line Pilots.
IATA avails training and consulting services across different areas of aviation. The agency offers Travel Agency accreditation for travel professionals that allow agents sell tickets from any IATA member airline. The organization provides Cargo Agent accreditation within its major programs. IATA has Billing and Settlement Plan that involves more that $300 billion in value of its airline money financial system (Hendrik, 2008). The agency provides business intelligence services and publications.
IFALPA, Airports Council International and International Air Transport Association are the only agencies with permanent observer status from Air Navigation Commission the in CAO. The significance of IFALPA makes accomplishments for civil aviation. The IFALPA activities include most familiar with accident support and investigation work. In the case of the accident, accident investigation teams invite IFALPA to assist in activities of the scene (Marc-Philippe, 2012). The investigation and representation expertise of the agency are frequently required in case flight crew survive the accident. Pilots benefit through ensuring the factors leading to the accident are appropriately identified and resolved. Each accident investigation results to significant improvements in the aviation industry. Experience shows that IFALPA involvement provides properly experienced and trained investigators in the investigation processes. The response is important to unraveling complete analysis and investigation.
The sensitive areas include airport terminals, information systems and physical buildings using systems for surveillance and monitoring. Surveillance within airports embraces critical components of managing airport security can occur through different ways. Some of the approaches include intelligent video surveillance as well as application of biometric tools. The systems developed by these agencies provide for a means to check the identities of airport employees based on secure access rights. Airport security prevents possible threats and potentially dangerous occurrences from happening to the country. The likelihood of dangerous situations happening or illegal items entering in aircrafts and airport is high. Airport security achieves various purposes such as protection of airport facilities and nation from threatening events. The agencies have developed strategies of reassuring traveling public of their safety and protection of property and human life during…