TIACA re-invents itself

21 / 01 / 2014

  • Oliver Evans, head of cargo for Swiss Air Lines and chairman of TIACA with TIACA secretary general Doug Brittin

    Oliver Evans, head of cargo for Swiss Air Lines and chairman of TIACA with TIACA secretary general Doug Brittin

AIR cargo association TIACA has become a very broad church and is no longer dominated by North American interests, insists its chairman Oliver Evans, who is also head of cargo at Swiss International Air Lines.

Evans went to great lengths to convince a round table of air cargo editors that the association’s old reputation has truly been consigned to history.

“We have in our membership different groups and increasingly we have participation of members from different parts of the world,” he reveals.

In the past, the body had also been dogged by a poor public image and accusations over its lack of transparency.

Newly appointed (five months) TIACA secretary general Doug Brittin is also quick to point out that a major revamp is already under way. 

“I came to TIACA [from the US Transport Safety Administration] because I saw the opportunity to really expand the voice and representation across all the sectors of the industry.

“Going forward, we will share what we know about all the issues that impact on a regional level, as well as on a global level, but more importantly, how they are all integrated,” he adds.

Read Thelma Etim's analysis in Air Cargo News 10 February 2014 – Issue 770