Flying is the Business of Freedom
Today, 100,000 flights will safely crisscross the planet. At no time in history have our lives been so global and full of possibility. Even if you’ve never boarded a plane, aviation brings the world to you.
Ten million people board a plane every day, for trade, for tourism, or to connect with loved ones. Another ten million people earn their livelihood by making this possible. The business of freedom makes our lives better. Let’s explore the world of aviation and discover their amazing plane stories…
Farewell to the father of the 747
30 August saw the passing, at the grand age of 95, of the legendary Joe Sutter, the man who designed the 747
Ever thought about what the cabin crew’s real job is?
Some might imagine that the life of a flight attendant is one of glamorous trips to exotic places, and the perks of free international travel.
Aviation and the Olympics – Faster, Higher, Stronger
Every four years, the Olympic Games, the world’s largest and most diverse sporting competition, gathers thousands of athletes and spectators from every corner of our planet.
Football’s Coming Home – On a Jetplane
Did you know that there are over 8,000 flight connections between Europe’s airports?
Do you see yourself working in the air transport industry? Aviation directly employs 8 million people worldwide, in a countless variety of roles. Below, we showcase some of the most popular careers. If you are already in the industry, why not consider taking your skills to the next level with IATA? Our Training and Development Institute helps 100,000 students a year to realize their potential. www.iata.org/training