Intensified cooperation among governments as well as with the air transport industry to keep flying securely is a cornerstone of an industry resolution denouncing terrorism.

"The foundation stone of security has been rocked by tragedy,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO at the 72nd IATA AGM in Dublin. “In the last twelve months, terrorists have laid claim to atrocities involving Metrojet 9268, Daallo 159, and at Brussels Airport. These are grim reminders that aviation is vulnerable. Airlines rely on governments to keep passengers and employees secure as part of their responsibility for national security. And we are committed to working with them in that challenging task."

Aside from an enhanced cooperative approach, the resolution urges governments to commit all possible government resources to fighting the use of aviation for terrorist acts; and to share relevant information to ensure that measures to prevent and respond to terrorist acts are appropriate and effective.

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