IATA International Air Transport A. The Ground Operations Safety Manual. The Ag Airside GOSM defines the GA groundhandling standards for SPS. The training rules in the new clause 5.6 define as a minimum awareness of the rules and regulations applicable to the material handler and refer to the IATA materials in clause 5.3. The new clause 3.3 of the SGHA 2018 prohibits self-handling if an airline has already outsourced it as part of the SGHA. In Europe, for example, the 1996 EU Groundhandling Directive (96/67/EC) opened up the groundhandling market to competition and maintained the carrier`s general freedom to clear customs at an airport itself. It will be interesting to see how claims are handled and whether this results in the airline`s internal processes to track and monitor cargo claims. Improvements can be made if airlines use more detailed documentation requirements for cargo shipments and the handling of irregularities (in points 5.3.1 and 5.7 of Annex A respectively). The insolvency of carriers can also have a wider impact. For example, the UK CAA suspended Monarch Airlines` AOC when it went bankrupt in October 2017 and forced it to cease operations with immediate effect. They no longer needed groundhandling services. The 38th edition of IATA`s Airport Handling Manual (AHM) is now live.
The EMO contains the latest iteration of the SGHA, which reflects developments in both aviation and the broader sense, and is the result of consultation and input from airlines, terminals and other industry stakeholders. Amended clause 7.3 and new clause 7.4 give the customs clearance the right to suspend services if the airline fails to pay in the event of insolvency or requests immediate advance payment or cash payment. Given the historical liquidity issues faced by some airlines, it is perhaps surprising that these clauses have not been previously included in the ASA. This does not mean that handling companies will be anything other than unsecured creditors for unpaid invoices. Depending on the current SGHA legislation, advances or cash advances may be contrary to existing local insolvency rules. Many of these changes are purely editorial and modify SGHA 2013. However, some changes are significant and focus on operational practices, improved standards, training, bankruptcies, claims and compliance in general. We briefly reviewed the main changes to the Main Agreement and Appendix B and looked at what they might mean for users. Standard IATA delay codes (AHM730) 15.
This publication contains the 2013 version of the IATA Standard Ground Handling Agreement (SGHA), as published in IATA, IATA has explicitly designated its resolutions and standard practices as benchmarks for regulating the provision of services to businesses and has presented them verbatim in the new subsections 5.3 (a) and (b). SGHA 2018 does not fully address data protection, although the definition of tickets has been extended to eTickets. The original clause 5.10 of the SGHA 2013, which stated that “when providing the services, the parties agree to comply with all applicable data protection laws”, has been deleted. This new clause will protect customs clearance companies if an airline tries to circumvent an unfavorable contract and simply set its “in-source” requirements. In 2013, IATA`s Ground Handling Council authorized the use of yellow pages to publish texts amending Annex B in the years between new versions of the SGHA. Annex B of the SGHA 2018 added the yellow pages to paragraph 8. In the future, this will provide some flexibility in the baseline model. In the 2013 SGHA, there was some confusion as to the time limit that applies to a carrier`s right to compensation.
The confusion was caused by the sentence: “Any claim must be filed within the time limits set out in Article 31.2 of the 1999 Montreal Convention”. . . .