The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.​

In 2018, IATA commissioned Taylor Airey to undertake a study which investigated the impact of Brexit on the operations of its member airlines. Other studies had been published which analysed the economic impact of Brexit on the industry but this report was the first to analyse the impact of Brexit on airlines doing business, covering a range of issues including safety, security, border management and the environment. This meant that the report received recognition from multiple global news outlets.

What we did

Wide reaching research and analysis:
Our role was to undertake a study which analysed a broad scope of issues, most of which were defined in the client’s RFP. We compiled research from documents in the public domain, interviews with industry stakeholders, interviews with IATA subject matter experts and Taylor Airey expertise. This research was then compiled into a report which was delivered to IATA at the end of the study. We sub contracted elements of the study to the economic consultancy Frontier Economics.
We also presented our key findings to IATA stakeholders at their office in Madrid in preparation for the October Industry Affairs Committee (IAC) meeting in Tokyo.

Keeping the client informed:
Throughout the study we conveyed emerging thinking during weekly update calls with IATA and also through a presentation call with the IAC member airlines around the halfway stage of the study.

Outcome and Benefit

Positive outcome:
The document was well received by the client including the experts who only had small technical comments to make. Taylor Airey were then asked to carry out a second study for IATA which reviewed Brexit preparedness of key nations.

Client Testimonials

Taylor Airey’s team have been good allies helping us with a study about the consequences of Brexit for airlines. They have been easy to work with and were flexible enough to re-direct the scope of the study to adapt to the evolving political landscape, something we appreciated. They have proven themselves to be a reliable partner. – Loic Lespagnol, Manager – Member External Relations, IATA.

Services we offered

With our Partners, Taylor Airey provided the following services to our client:

  • Economic analysis
  • In depth Aviation knowledge and experience
  • Strategic consultancy
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