TIACA and JARUS collaborate to enhance unmanned air cargo industry

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the first TIACA Event Central Asia. The MoU aims to enhance cooperation between the two organisations, focusing on the role of unmanned aviation in air cargo and its contribution to global economic and social development.

Key objectives of the MoU include:

  • Collaborating to establish a safe global unmanned air cargo transport system.
  • Educating and developing projects with governments and private entities to create a cost-efficient and operationally effective industry.
  • Addressing the specific needs of air cargo within the unmanned air cargo sector.
  • Promoting safety in the supply chain by adhering to global and national regulations, as well as industry procedures, policies, and practices.
  • Advocating for sustainable solutions that support the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Exchanging information and knowledge on topics of mutual interest.

“As unmanned air cargo transport becomes more prevalent within our industry, it is vital that we collaborate with organisations such as JARUS to ensure a safe, profitable, and united air cargo industry. This agreement not only supports TIACA’s sustainability program but also aligns with our vision for the industry. We look forward to working with JARUS to ensure that the unmanned air cargo transport sector can reach its full potential,” said Steven Polmans, TIACA Chair.

Giovanni DiAntonio, JARUS Chair, emphasised, “JARUS is committed to developing recommendations for a harmonised and industry-friendly regulatory framework in collaboration with ICAO and other international organisations. This MoU with TIACA is crucial for integrating the needs and expertise of UAS cargo transportation, which is critical to enabling future innovative air mobility and services. We eagerly anticipate a productive collaboration with TIACA to further enhance our products in this field.”

Glyn Hughes, Director General of TIACA, added, “We were excited to have JARUS participate in the first TIACA Event Central Asia. The unmanned air cargo transport sector is a budding sector within our industry, and we are pleased to support its growth and inclusion throughout the industry with the signing of this MoU.”