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Aviation: IATA Launches Safety Leadership Charter with Over 20 Leading Airlines as First Signatories

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Vietnam became the stage for a significant announcement as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) unveiled the IATA Safety Leadership Charter during the IATA World Safety and Operations Conference.

According to logupdateafrica.com, more than 20 esteemed airlines have taken the lead by becoming the charter’s first signatories. The list of pioneering safety leaders includes Air Canada, Air India, Air Serbia, ANA, British Airways, Carpatair, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Emirates Airline, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Airways, Garuda Indonesia Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Japan Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas Group, Qatar Airways, TAROM, United Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, and Xiamen Airlines.

Strengthening Safety Culture
The IATA Safety Leadership Charter aims to fortify safety cultures within organizations through a commitment to eight key safety leadership guiding principles. Developed in collaboration with IATA members and the wider aviation community, this charter is designed to assist industry executives in fostering a positive safety culture within their organizations.

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Key Safety Leadership Guiding Principles
The eight guiding principles at the heart of this charter are as follows:

Leading the obligation to safety through both words and actions.
Fostering safety awareness among employees, the leadership team, and the board.
Creating an atmosphere of trust where all employees feel responsible for safety and are encouraged and expected to report safety-related information.
Guiding the integration of safety into business strategies, processes, and performance measures and creating the internal capacity to manage and achieve organizational safety goals.

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The Power of Leadership
Willie Walsh, Director General of IATA, emphasized the pivotal role of leadership in shaping safety behavior within the industry. By pledging their commitment to the IATA Safety Leadership Charter, these industry leaders are making a visible statement about the significance of safety culture within their respective airlines. It underscores the ongoing effort to build upon the foundation of safety work that has come before.

A Pillar of Safety
Nick Careen, Senior Vice President of Operations, Safety, and Security at IATA, highlighted the enduring commitment of aviation leaders to continuous safety improvement. The charter’s signing represents a tribute to the achievements that have made air travel the safest form of long-distance transportation. It serves as a powerful reminder that safety can never be taken for granted.

In an industry where safety is paramount, the launch of the IATA Safety Leadership Charter and the enthusiastic participation of leading airlines underscore the unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety and ensuring the well-being of passengers and crew alike.

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