Improving safety & security for flight operations around conflict zones

A number of recent tragedies affecting air transport illustrate the need to address aviation in or near conflict zones.

The Safer Skies Consultative Committee (SSCC), created in July 2020 with IATA acting as its secretariat, provides a formal international platform to consolidate discussions on conflict zones in relation with civil aviation. Its objective is to share best practices, facilitate information sharing, and recommend global standards and guidance on mitigating the risks conflict zones pose to commercial aviation. In liaison with states and ICAO, it advocates on all matters related to conflict zones.

Collaboration key to safer skies

The SSCC supports the work of individual states, regional state mechanisms, IATA regional coordination groups, air operators, industry associations and international organizations on all matters pertaining to conflict zones.

Working closely with , the SSCC held its first annual Safer Skies Forum in 2020.
Find out the outcome of this high level event in the Safer Skies 2020 report (pdf) along with the forum Q&A (pdf).

Who's part of the Safer Skies consultative committee

The current 13 members are drawn from 8 states, 4 industry associations and an expert group.

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