The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has dispatched the IATA Health Safety Checklist for Airline Operators that incorporate mitigation measures regarding the alleviation of public health risks during air travel.
The IATA’s health safety checklist features standards as well as recommended practices (HISARPs), compounded with other important information an airplane would require to self-assess the safety measures it’s employing into the aviation system.
The new checklist supports the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Take-off. This includes Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis. ICAO’S Take-off guidance is the global standard framework of safety measures. It has all the rules that an air transport value chain will have to follow. It is important to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.
Besides that, Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, remarked in a statement, “Developed with input from industry, public health authorities, and governments, ICAO’s Take-off guidance is the global standard for safe operations. IATA’s self-assessment checklist is a practical implementation guide to help airlines comply.”
IATA Health Safety Checklist
The IATA Health Safety Checklist for Airline Operators includes different sections. They are pre-arrival notification, check-in, aircraft cleaning, flight and cabin crew general, embarkation as well as disembarkation, and many others.
“IATA’s health checklist for airlines will be of importance. This is in terms of providing momentum for the implementation of the ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) recommendations. Harmonization and resilience are the guiding principles of them. Salvatore Sciacchitano, ICAO’s Council President, said in his speech.
Furthermore, adopting the right approach toward the maximum safety of travelers and aviation workers at airports during COVID-19, ICAO is also supporting the Airport Health Accreditation program by Airports Council International (ACI). The program first accredited Turkey’s Istanbul Airport.
ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira also recorded his message. He said, “Our new program enables airports to demonstrate to passengers, staff, regulators, and governments that they are prioritizing health and safety in a measurable manner while also validating their own measures and processes.”