Arab Air Carrier Organization (AACO)
ARAB AIR CARRIER ORGANIZATION (AACO)
Head Office Beirut-Lebanon
http://www.aaco.org
Email: info@aaco.org
Arab Air Carrier Organization
‘’AACO””, established in 1965 within the framework of the Arabic League of States, is regional association of the Arab airlines who have their home base countries members of the Arab League. Member Airlines were Established in the Following:
  1. Egyptair                              1932
  2. Saudi Arabian Airlines          1945
  3. Middle East Airlines              1945
  4. Iraqi Airways                       1945
  5. Sirian Arab Airline                1946
  6. Sudan Airways                    1946
  7. Tunis Air                             1948
  8. Gulf Air                               1950
  9. Yeman Airways                    1962
  10. Royal Jordanian                   1963
  11. Libyan Airways                    1964
  12. Emirates                             1985
  13. Oman Air                            1993
  14. Qatar Airways                     1995
  15. Palestian Air                       1995
  16. Jordan Aviation                   2000
  17. Afriqiya Airways                  2001
  18. Ethihad Airways                   2003
  19. Air Arabia                           2003
  20. Air Cargo                            2003
  21. Somali Airline                    -------.
These joint projects achieved a cost/benefit ratio of 1/200: an Achievement  that has become the trademark of AACO. AACO customers systems task force
  1. Galileo collective agreement ‘’Arabic’’
  2. Joint fuel purchasing program
  3. Joint safety initiatives
  4. Regional training center.
AACO Customer Systems Task Force
A consultancy study on the future of distribution and solution strategies consummated with Unisys transportation management consulting TMC) team in 2005, was only the first stage for identifying potential partners for passenger services information systems and global distribution systems who would meet AACO airlines’ strategy and future technology requirement.
Based on the results of the study, AACO 38th annual general meeting established a special task force for customer systems initiate the second phase which launched substantive discussions between AACO members and a number of vendors for the possible selection of  new core passenger management systems and distribution platforms, in addition to other solutions which are arranged under the following Four: A. Module One ( Electronic ticketing implementation)

The most vital and pressing module as a result of the deadline set by IATA for the full application of the E-ticketing by end of 2007, after which travel agencies will not issue paper tickets that can be processed by the billing settlement plan (BSP) B. Module two ( new generation core system ant it solutions
to look into adopting new generation core systems for passenger service ( reservation, inventory, and departure control system). Group members
  1. Afriqiya airways
  2. Air Algerie
  3. Royal air Moroc
  4. Iraqi airways
  5. Jordan Aviation
  6. Kuwait airways
  7. Libyan Arab Airlines
  8. Middle East Airlines
  9. Palestian Airline
  10. Sirian Arab Airlines
  11. Royal Jordanian
  12. Sudan Airways
  13. Saudi Arabian Airlines
  14. Tunisair Group
  15. Oman Air.
The project coordinator in Arab Air Carrier (AACO)

Galileo Collective Agreement ‘’Arabi’’
Arab Air Carrier Organization (AACO) has a joint distribution agreement with a major computer r4eservation system (CRS), Galileo cendant company. This global agreement includes eight members airlines. These airlines benefit from the joint distribution agreement on various levels. The partnership brings together the distribution power and market dominance of the participating national carriers in the Arabi markets, together with the Galileo technology to provide computerized reservation systems to travel agents as well as leading-code, products and solutions.
Each of the 8 airlines has established National Distribution Company (NDC); the NDC individually carter for its national market needs, and jointly with other Arabi NDC for collective regional market development.

ADDRESSES   ARAB AIR CARRIER ORGANIZATION:

Mr Abdul Wahab Teffah---- Secretary General
Mr Ahmed Rihan---- Executive Director industry and Training affairs
Mr Mazen Bekdash--- Senior manager of technical.

Joint Fuel Purchasing Pro

The Arab Air Carrier Organization (AACO) joint fuel purchasing program successfully provides better economic environment, and contractual advantages to the Arab airline. The project aims at reducing the cost of purchasing fuel through joint bidding and joint negotiations with fuel suppliers in order to consummate sizeable savings. The group also purchases fuel by direct negotiations in stations where the market is monopolistic and where we try to get higher discount.

Joint Safety Initiatives:

Arab Air Carrier Organization (AACO) dedication to safety has been proved through the joint (IOSA) IATA-Operational Safety Audit) implementation project through the last three years. By the end of 2006, all AACO members were either IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certified or scheduled for an audit by end of year 2007, AACO also obtained discounted offers from audit organizations for the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) renewal every two years.
Arab Air Carrier Organizations initiatives on safety matters have extended to a a joint (E.R.P) Emergency, Response and planning) project which will be rendering long term benefits to members and contribute positively to regional safety. The approach will include training courses, exchange of information and expertise and special discounted offers from  international emergency service provides.
IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and Emergency Response and Planning (ERP) shall remain a fixed priority for the technical committee.

Regional Training Centre:
Arab Air Carrier Organization (AACO) Regional Training Center (RTC) was established in Amman in 1996 with misson statement to offer cost effective quality training to AACO members. This scope was broadened to include business related partners and to serve as the main hub (a center of activity or interest) for most regional training activities and facilities.
Due to increasing demand, AACO Regional Training Center (RTC) expanded its regional scope and introduced various courses offered in a number of Arab locations and different languages, as well introduced new services as consultancy services and in-house customized training courses at the airlines premises.