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International Aviation Services Organization officially launched

26 May 2016  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Monday 23 May 2016 saw the launch of the International Aviation Services Organization (IASO) – set up to provide a unified voice for aviation services companies at airports around the world.


The non-profit International Aviation Services Organization was officially launched in Geneva, Switzerland this week. Created by Board of Directors with decades of international industry experience, the organisation will champion key issues affecting the airfreight, aviation services and logistics sector.

“Our goal is to improve safety and facilitate the highest standards in Aviation Services”

“Our goal is to improve safety and facilitate the highest standards in Aviation Services, working closely with established industry organizations to see how they can benefit in becoming an IASO member,” said Mr. Munir Khalifa, IASO President and Founder. IASO provides a direct representative link with other established associations, including IATA, ICAO, AAA and MEBAA, he said, speaking at the launch in Geneva.

International Aviation Services Organization provides online database for auditing and measuring key risk factors

IASO members will have access to an online database system – Aviation Ground Services Assessment (AGSA) – for auditing and measuring key risk factors, as well as discounted insurance and expeditious payment for services rendered. A sophisticated arbitration-resolution mechanism ensures ISAO members have access to quality service.

 Small industry supply companies can also benefit by utilizing IASO’s resources with key tools such as ground damage reporting tool, audit support and fuel price efficiency, Mr Munir Khalifa added.

IASO will work as an umbrella association for all aviation services companies all over the world. It embraces two sub-organisations—International Handling Agents’ Organization (IHAO) and International Fuel Service Organization (IFSO).

Interested companies can apply for membership online at www.iaso-organization.org/memberships/membership-application with the option to select four levels of membership: Platinum, Gold, Silver and General.

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