IATA announced the appointment of Warren Jones as head of CNS, effective 24 April 2013. Jones, a US national, was previously the Aviation Development Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and has more than 15 years’ experience in aviation and cargo issues. According to Des Vertannes, IATA’s Global Head of Cargo at CNS, Warren will be pursuing a wide-ranging program. Raising industry competitiveness, accelerating the transformation to e-commerce and the Cargo 2000 quality framework, and enhancing the security and safety of air cargo will all be major priorities. He will also be developing the value proposition of all CNS and IATA cargo products and services, including training.