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Shaking the Skies by Giovanni Bisignani

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CHAPTER NINE

Vision 2050

A look at Vision 2050, liberalizationand thoughts on the future

The need for change

My biggest problem throughout my decade at IATA was that the industry desperately needed a new set of rules. We were being run by the same system that was in place when the DC-3 was flying.

The 1944 Chicago Convention put safety at the top of the agenda and we owe a lot to the visionary 52 states that first signed the Convention. It put civil aviation back on track after the tragedy of the Second World War. But Article 6 of the Convention stated that no scheduled international air service may be operated over or into the territory of a contracting country, except with the special permission or other authorization of that country. Prior ...

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