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Industry associations

SITA works closely with air transport industry associations in global, regional and national forums. Our relationships with associations enable us to advance industry interests and help solve community issues.

A prime example is SITA’s work to deliver self-service solutions in step with IATA’s Simplifying the Business (StB), Fast Travel and Smart Security programs. SITA has been a strategic partner of IATA for 25 years.

A new Memorandum of Understanding in 2015 reinforced the close association between IATA and SITA, with a framework for continued cooperation and a focus on developments addressing community opportunities and challenges.

Who we work with & in what areas

The associations we work with fall into these categories:

  • Aircraft communications
  • Airports
  • Aerospace
  • Flight operations
  • Government
  • Passenger and travel services
  • Logistics
  • Internet

Aircraft communications

  • Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC)
  • Airservices Australia
  • Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)
  • Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO)
  • CRASA Japan
  • European Organization for Civil Equipment (Eurocae)
  • Eurocontrol
  • European Regional Airline Association (ERA)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • International Air Transportation Association (IATA)
  • International Business Aviation Association / Council (IBAA)
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • North Atlantic Programme (NAT)
  • Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA)
  • Regional Airline Association (RAA)


  • Airport Council International (ACI) – World
  • ACI Europe
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Working together has been a vital ingredient underpinning the success of the air transport industry. Much of that collaborative work is undertaken within membership based organizations. SITA is one of those vital organizations. Its membership base drives the long-term technology needs of our industry.
Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI



  • Aerospace Industry Association
  • Airports Council International - Europe (ACI Europe)
  • Air Transport Association - Technical Information Committee (ATA TICC)
  • European Association of Aerospace Industries (AECMA)
  • European Regional Airline Association (ERA)
  • European Union Directorate-General Information Society (EU DG INFSO)
  • European Union Directorate-General Transport and Energy (EU DG TREN)
  • Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales (GIFAS)
  • IATA Maintenance  
  • IATA Passenger Steering Committee
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Flight operations

  • Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS)
  • Civil Aviation Authority (UK)
  • Eurocontrol
  • European Regional Airline Association (ERA)
  • International Air Transportation Association (IATA)
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • Met Office
  • Regional Airline Association (RAA)
Strong partnerships and global standards have helped to lay the foundation for the phenomenal success of air transport in connecting our world. SITA is among IATA’s most valued partners. The important work that SITA does with its membership plays a vital role in delivering the long-term technology needs of the air transport industry.
Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO, IATA


  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • International Air Transportation Association (IATA)
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • Association of European Airlines (AEA)
  • Airlines For America (A4A)
  • Frontex, European Union Agency

Passenger & travel services

  • Airports Council International (ACI)
  • Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
  • Computerized Airline Sales and Marketing Association (CASMA)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)


  • Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • Internet Council of Registrars (CORE)
  • Internet Society (ISOC)

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