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What is PIAT? (Partnership for Improved Air Travel) (column)

What is PIAT? It's not a very sexy acronym but-sexy or not-PIAT is the symbol of a very unique organization with an extremely serious purpose. It is the short tag for Partnership for improved Air Travel, a broadbased coalition of individuals and groups dedicated to the unhampered development of the U.S. civil-aviation system in a manner that is as efficient "as the nation's air-transport system is safe.

PIAT was created in April, 1988. A handful of aviation-organization managers provided the money to launch industrywide public-communications programs intended to reach the public and millions of frustrated air travelers who expect but may not be getting the efficient service, best possible comfort and on-time operations to match the high level of safety inherent in today's airtransport operations. …

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