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Press Release

1st of October 2015
For immediate release

Brussels, 1 October 2015

The International Air Carrier Association signed the European Corporate Just Culture Declaration today at a ceremony presided by the European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc.

Just Culture lies at the heart of an effective system encompassing reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation and is strongly supported by the IACA member airlines.

IACA has also endorsed an aviation industry-wide call for governments to join with the sector and take action on climate change.

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), which represents a coalition of aviation industry partners working to promote sustainable development in aviation, has co-ordinated an open letter to governments signed by 28 aviation industry CEOs and Association leaders, including IACA, underlining their commitment to climate action and calling for a global approach to achieve CO2 emissions reduction in the aviation industry. The Aviation sector urged action to approve a meaningful market-based measure for aviation emissions being developed at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Sylviane Lust, IACA’s DG said: “These two key initiatives demonstrate how committed the airline sector is in taking their full responsibility to serve their customers according to the highest safety and environmental standards. Beyond signing declarations, what really matters is the airlines’ strive to continuously improve their safety procedures and environmental performance“


The International Air Carrier Association (IACA) represents 28 airlines, operating over 800 state-of-the-art, environmentally efficient aircraft and directly employ more than 50,000 people. Each year IACA airlines transport over 100 million passengers to 650 holiday destinations worldwide.


Sylviane Lust
Director General
Tel: +32 (0) 2 546 1060
email: sylviane.lust@iaca.be