IATA Director General and CEO Tony Tyler is the recipient of the 2016 ATW Excellence in Leadership Award, it was announced Thursday.
The award will be presented at the 42nd annual ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards, to be held at a gala dinner on the eve of the Singapore Air Show Feb. 15, 2016.
Tyler is being recognized for his outstanding leadership at IATA since he took the helm in July 2011, becoming the sixth person to lead the association. In particular, he is being lauded for his engagement of all aviation stakeholders to achieve common goals. This is evident in two key projects which IATA is undertaking with his leadership: The New Distribution Capability Standard that will modernize the way that airline products are distributed; and IATA"™s partnership with Airports Council International on the Smart Security initiative to improve airport security effectiveness while alleviating the hassles that passengers face today.
Tyler has also championed IATA"™s commitment to addressing aviation"™s impact on the environment. This led to airlines calling for a global agreement on a market-based measure (MBM) as a key tool to manage aviation"™s carbon footprint and achieve the industry"™s carbon-neutral growth target.
In addition, Tyler has overseen a major internal restructuring of IATA to improve the association"™s organizational effectiveness in delivering greater value to its members.
Tyler will retire from IATA in June 2016 at the expiration of his five-year term.
"Tony is a passionate, tireless and hugely respected leader of IATA and the global airline industry. His mantra that aviation is a force for good is genuinely held and continuously delivered around the world to government heads, regulatory authorities and communities. He is a true force for good for the industry and most deserving of this award," ATW Editor-in-Chief Karen Walker said…