SITA was a pioneer in international telecommunications for the air transport industry and has continued to operate at the forefront of technology. From its foundation as Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques, SITA’s remit as a member-based organization has been to deliver value to the air transport community through technology, emphasizing cost-effectiveness, operational efficiency and cost reductions, as well as the sharing of new technology and innovation for the community’s benefit.

With around 450 air transport members worldwide, SITA remains unique in addressing community requirements over the long term. SITA members include airlines, airports, aerospace companies, GDSs, air traffic management organizations, air freight businesses, governments and international organizations. SITA is strongly interested to improve the ATM service provision in Europe and support R&D activities made in HORIZON2020, SESAR2020 and similar programs.

As a member of the SAPIENT consortium, SITA will exploit its background knowledge as ICT provider of integrated IT business solutions and communication operating and federating satellite and terrestrial links on world wide.