Airline Telecommunication and Information Services

Société internationale de télécommunications aéronautiques (SITA)
Sociedad Internacional de Telecomunicaciones Aeronauticas

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History

Founded 1949, by 11 airlines. Has also been referred to in English as: International Society of Aeronautical Telecommunications; Airlines Worldwide Telecommunications and Information Services. Currently only referred to by acronym SITA. Registered in accordance with Belgian law.

Aims

Bring together the airlines' existing communications facilities so that all users could take advantage of the cost efficiencies of a shared infrastructure; ensure rapid transmission of information relating to aircraft movements and flight security, passenger, cargo, flight operations and management services.

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Activities

Provides IT business solutions and communication services to the air transport industry; manages complex communication solutions for air transport, government and GDS customers over the world's most extensive communication network, complemented by consultancy in the design, deployment and integration of communication services; provides market-leading common-use services to airports and air-to-ground communications to airlines; delivers a comprehensive portfolio of e-commerce solutions for airlines and pioneers new technologies in areas such as in-flight passenger communications and transportation security; works to simplify travel and transportation removing complexity and improving members' operational performance.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (Special Category).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

D7339

Last News Received

2017
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