The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Rodolfo “Rudy” Quevedo as Director of Safety. On September 2nd, 2014, Quevedo joined IATA’s Safety and Flight Operations team and will be based in Montreal. He will be responsible for Cabin Safety, Safety Management Systems (SMS), and Global Aviation Data Management (GADM). Quevedo comes to IATA from the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) where he served as Director, Global Programs, managing FSF’s technical and global initiatives in collaboration with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Prior to joining FSF in 2011, he was Director of Safety for North American Airlines, a position he held for four years. He began his aviation career at Eastern Airlines in 1980.