IATA Promotional Stand at Kansai Int'l Shows Aviation Industry's Green Initiatives - First Exhibit in Japan

On January 21, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) set up the Environment Stand it has built at Kansai International Airport in Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture to demonstrate the aviation industry's environmental initiatives.

The stand is at the IATA & KIX Environment Exhibition being held in the Tsubasa No Hiroba (meaning "Tsubasa Plaza") on the fourth floor of the passenger terminal. The association, which is an organization of airlines and aviation industry companies from around the world, built the stand like a jet engine to provide a general explanation of the proactive initiatives being taken throughout the industry. Models and videos show the association's environmental strategies, new technology and more that touch on the history of powered flight from its invention up through the modern age while also focusing on subjects such as science and technology, flight operation and infrastructure.

The stand was first displayed in Europe and other airports across the globe such as those in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore while the exhibit at Kansai International Airport is the first in Japan. Along with the stand are monitors presenting the airport's own environmental initiatives.

The Environment Stand will be on display until early March.