Issue date 1 March 2013
issue number 4

Another year, another set of challenges, and preparation for compliance with new US and European security standards – and those of other jurisdictions – is likely to be among the topics on many companies’ agendas. As the article ‘IT, security & liability’ illustrates (pages 40-43), there is an increasing amount of overlap between security issues, industry initiatives such as e-freight, and the potential of technology to both generate and protect against liability claims, and this article raises some interesting themes.
The much-neglected topic of ULD handling is explored in the ‘Standard procedure’ article on pages 22-27, in response to the publication of IATA’s ULD Regulations manual. It has potential implications for damage limitation, aircraft safety, training programmes and the harmonisation of standards across the ULD operational chain – and mostly positive ones.