Air Canada first with Iata CEIV Live Animals certification
Today Air Canada Cargo received the first ever certification as a Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics under a new International Air Transport Association (Iata) programme. The full-freighter operator successfully completed a pilot programme, launched in March (pictured). This certification reinforces the airline operations to the highest standards when transporting live animals, be it exotic species or household pets.
"We're honoured to have been selected to participate in the CEIV Live Certification pilot programme, and are proud of the team at Air Canada Cargo for achieving the industry's first-ever certification. This reinforces our position as an industry leader," said Tim Strauss, vice-president for cargo.
Earlier this year Iata launched this new standardised global certification programme to improve the safety and welfare of animals travelling by air – four years after handing over the first CEIV Pharma certifications. Air Canada Cargo and London Heathrow Animal Reception Center (HARC) joined the pilot programme. (ah)