Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Aviation, Airline & Aerospace(Travel & Tourism)
Filter PR by
  
IATA Welcomes Updated ICAO CART Guidance
 
United Arab Emirates -  November 12, 2020:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the publication of the second edition of Take-off: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART).
 
The CART brings together the expertise of ICAO, public health authorities, individual member states, and industry bodies to support. Under its leadership, the first edition of the Take-off guidance was issued in June 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and provided the groundwork for the multi-layered biosafety measures already implemented by the industry, such as physical distancing, the wearing of face coverings or masks, routine sanitation and disinfection, health screening, contact tracing and passenger health declaration forms.
 
The following three recommendations are being added to the Take-off guidance with the full support of IATA:
• COVID-19 Testing:
With some States considering the use of testing and with the availability of improved COVID-19 testing technology, there is a need for guidance material to facilitate harmonization. This is being developed in a Manual on Testing and Cross Border Risk Management Measures and will be a key enabler of IATA’s call for systematic testing before departure for international travelers.
• Public Health Corridors or Travel Bubbles:
ICAO is asking States which are considering the formation of a Public Health Corridor (PHC, more commonly known as travel bubbles) to actively share information with each other to implement these in a harmonized manner. To facilitate implementation of PHCs, the ICAO Implementation Package (iPack) on establishing a PHC is available to States. 
• Extending regulatory alleviations till 31 March 2021:
While maintaining the highest standards for safety, COVID-19 has forced the industry to temporarily adapt certain regulatory processes, especially those related to staff qualification and training. Unless circumstances dictate otherwise, the Take-off guidance recommends that such alleviations should not be extended beyond 31 March 2021.  It is essential that States consider flight crew as ‘key workers’ to benefit from PHC and are encouraged to enable access to medical and training facilities. This includes flight simulation training devices used for flight crew to maintain certifications, recency of experience and proficiency for licensed personnel.
 
 
“The public should be reassured. The Take-off guidance will keep flying safe through this pandemic with recommendations that combine the best advice of public health authorities such as the World Health Organization with the technical expertise of aviation regulators and operators. By addressing the need for harmonized COVID-19 testing requirements as part of a multi-layered approach, CART is also contributing to building confidence among governments to manage the risks of COVID-19 importation while removing barriers to travel such as quarantines. The aim is to safely reconnect the world and these recommendations are moving us forward”, said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. 


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 3495 times
PR Category : Travel & Tourism
Posted on : Thursday, November 12, 2020  9:50:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : 61 Candidates Shortlisted for the Second Batch of the UAE A...
Next Story : Airlines and Air Transport Workers Call for Urgent Governmen...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Parmigiani Fleurier Salutes the Spirit of Valentine's Day with Tonda Reine de Mai [8102-Views]
AIGNER Haute Couture Jewellery Collection CHIARA [5293-Views]
Add Extra Sparkle to Your Holidays With Make Up for Ever's 2020 Holiday Collection [5248-Views]
Discover the Ingredients [3710-Views]
Liverpool Legend Ian Rush visits Dubai Sports Council, Discusses Starting Projects in Duba... [3481-Views]
Samsung Introduces Latest Innovations for a Better Normal at CES 2021 [3292-Views]
A Warm Summer Rain in Winter: The New Head Shower GROHE Tempesta 250 [3157-Views]
Canon Recognizes 3 Leading Photographers from the UAE, KSA & Jordan for their Ambassador P... [3141-Views]
Schneider Electric Unveils New Sustainable Energy Products at CES 2021 [3050-Views]
The University of Queensland wins Ericsson Innovation Awards 2020 [3005-Views]
Roma Proves the Pace of the Hunter to Go 5th Overall, as Loeb Suffers Suspension Damage [2981-Views]
The Ideal 2021 Shoedrobe - Steve Madden [2960-Views]
Moonwatch now Master Chronometer Certified [2895-Views]
What's your Colour Code? [2747-Views]
Dubai Customs: Exceptional Achievements in 2020 Despite Coronavirus Challenges [2604-Views]
Bridgestone To Debut Virtual City of the Future, Showcase Mobility Solutions at CES 2021 [2599-Views]
World Gold Council ETF 2020 Report and Gold Outlook 2021 [2362-Views]
INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Launches Limited Time Offer on the QX80 2021 [2329-Views]
Abu Dhabi Motors Gears Up for 2021 [2148-Views]
Western Digital Delivers Unmatched Line Up of High-capacity Portable SSDS Across Its Renow... [2144-Views]
Samsung Electronics Debuts 2021 Neo QLED, MICRO LED and Lifestyle TV Lines, Highlighting C... [1984-Views]
Omega Dubai Desert Classic [1923-Views]
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro Laptop Now Features OLED Display [1894-Views]
IATA Welcomes the Resumption of Air Connectivity between Key Nations in the Middle East [1861-Views]
Sony Exhibits at CES 2021 [1841-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories