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Engineering & Maintenance

​IATA considers design, certification and airworthiness issues and promotes optimal means of improving safety, reliability and productivity in aircraft engineering. We establish guidelines on engineering best practice and the standardization of technology.

The IATA Engineering & Maintenance Group (EMG) gives airlines a voice on E&M matters. It assists and supports the IATA Safety, Flight and Ground Operations Advisory Council (SFGOAC) in all matters relating to optimizing engineering and maintenance measures to improve safety, reliability and productivity. 

Engineering and Maintenance Group (EMG)

The Eng​​ineering and Maintenance Group (EMG) develops policies, standards and recommendations for consideration by the OPC in all aspects of safe and efficient aircraft engineering and maintenance activities, airworthiness and reliability issues, aircraft recovery, aircraft performance, and avionics. Additionally, it develops and promotes related IATA positions to ICAO, regulatory, industry and other relevant organizations.

Related Groups

Maintenance Cost Task Group

IATA's Maintenance Cost Technical Group​ (MCTG) is a volunteer work group dedicated to supporting Technical Operations (Maintenance and Engineering) in an environment where costs are ever increasing.

Aircraft Leasing Technical Group​

IATA's Aircraft Leasing Technical Group (ALTG) was created under the Maintenance Cost Task Force (MCTF) to assist in all matters relating to aircraft leasing, make recommendations related thereto, and indicate how its recommendations may be implemented.

Operational Efficiency and Cost Management Group

IATA's Operational Efficiency and Cost Management (OECM) group aims to help airlines identify and develop cost-efficient solutions, improve their overall operational cost structure, and maintain or improve service performance levels.

Airline Cost Management Group

IATA's Airline Cost Management Group (ACMG) aims to develop an airline community focused on airline cost understanding &definitions, financial analysis, and benchmark information. 

Digital Aircraft Operations​​

IATA’s Digital Aircraft Operations (DAO) is an IATA initiative to support the airlines in identifying areas and solutions for a more efficient aircraft operation in all aspects that involve technical operations

Aircraft Recovery Forum

The Aircraft Recovery Forum (ARF)  assists the EMG in addressing aircraft recovery requirements for new larger aircrafts. The EMG provides guidance to the ARF and maintains oversight of its activities through the approval and review of its work program. The ARF can bring forward to the EMG new subjects not on the work program that need immediate attention.

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