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Who We Are

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is the unique international not-for-profit association representing and uniting all parts of the air cargo industry, including shippers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, airports, airlines, manufacturers, and solution providers.

Launched in the early 1990s, our roots go back to 1960, when a committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers in the USA launched the first Air Cargo Forum to explore the needs of the emerging air cargo industry.

More about TIACA’s membership.

Our vision

Our vision is a safe, profitable and united air cargo industry that embraces modern technologies and practices to sustainably and fairly serve trade and social development worldwide.

Our mission

  • Set the vision for air cargo industry
  • Unite the industry with one voice on common interests
  • Support or lead, as appropriate, necessary change in the air cargo industry
  • Disseminate and enhance knowledge amongst members and the air cargo industry
  • Promote and encourage business, social and technological innovation

Our values

  • Courage: we demonstrate leadership, act with assertiveness, challenge the status quo to shape a better future and find new ways to contribute to our industry’s success, and we are recognized as the leading association for the air cargo industry
  • Inclusiveness: we represent all members, regardless of their size and geographic location, we strive for common solutions in everyone’s interest and to the benefit of our industry and we create a culture of warmth and belonging for all air cargo community stakeholders
  • Teamwork: we leverage collective genius to be stronger together and make the difference, both within TIACA and with our industry partners
  • Integrity: we do the right thing, we are always transparent, we deliver our absolute best in all we do, holding ourselves accountable for results and members have trust in us”

TIACA’s Board of Directors ensures that the mission, vision, and values of the organization are being fulfilled by TIACA’s Head Office.

More about TIACA’s Governance.