International Air Transport Association (IATA)
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In 1945, IATA was founded and succeeded its predecessor, the International Air Traffic Association, that was formed in 1919. Now headquartered in Montréal (Canada), IATA has spearheaded safety initiatives like the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) for airlines. For freight forwarders, the association has set safety standards for shipments containing lithium batteries, hazardous loads, and live animals.