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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • JUNE, 2019 • Page 11 Slot guidelines update agreed by major players, ensuring fairness A NEW governance structure for Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG) has been confirmed by Airports Council International (ACI) World, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World- wide Airport Coordinators Group (WWACG). Airport operators, airlines and slot coordinators will now play an equal role in determining the global guidelines for the allocation of airport slots. More than 200 airports require slot coordination because they have insufficient capacity to meet demand at all times of the day. Coordination based on global standards helps to maximise utili- sation of capacity, avoid delays and improve the passenger experience. Signatories to the new indus- try-wide governance agreed that increased collaboration provides an opportunity to further modern- ise slot allocation mechanisms to the benefit of the aviation commu- nity at large. “This new agreement on airport slots will have a transformative ef- fect on a crucial component of the air transport industry and is a re- sult of close collaboration between ACI and its global partners, IATA and the WWACG,” ACI World direc- tor general Angela Gittens said. “ACI and IATA forecasts show that global traffic will double by the 2030s. This highlights the need for airports and airlines to make best use of existing infrastructure as well as plan for new infrastructure. "This fully-reformed governance sets the ideal ground to regularly review the slot allocation process with the appropriate level of ambi- tion and in line with an increasingly competitive and highly-connected global network.” IATA director general and ceo Alexandre de Juniac said the new guidelines would make slot allo- cation even more responsive to changing market needs. “For more than 40 years, the Worldwide Slots Guidelines has managed scarce airport capacity fairly, transparently and inde- pendently,” said de Juniac. “This has enabled airlines to make network investments with certainty. But more importantly it has benefitted consumers by en- suring schedule reliability while en- hancing competition by providing opportunities for new entrants in even the most congested airports. “By working together with ACI and WWACG, the time-tested WSG will become even more responsive to evolving market needs. But it is vital that policy makers remem- ber insufficient capacity to meet demand forfeits economic oppor- tunities. The new WSG governance will make the best use of what we have — but it is no substitute for investing in modern airports and air traffic management .” Dudek moves up to Ceva exec vp CEVA Logistics has promoted Dave Dudek to the position of executive vice president Global Automotive sector. He succeeds Antonio Fondevilla, who is leaving the company. Dudek moves up from his role as senior vice president Strategic Ini- tiatives and Global Program Man- agement with immediate effect. He previously has worked on both the manufacturing and logis- tics sides of the business.