The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) joined 17 other travel and aviation industry groups in a letter calling on the administration to take coordinated and deliberate action to safety reopen international travel markets. The letter, addressed to the secretaries of several federal cabinet departments, urges the administration to take a collaborative approach between government and industry to ensure the development of standardized measures that promote needed consistency across the aviation system, including: establishing testing protocols; beginning a limited testing pilot program;  and designing, developing, funding and implementing testing pilots that are medically based, affordable, dependable, privacy-oriented and adaptable for airline/airport operations. Dave HIlfman, GBTA’s interim executive director, said the association and its industry partners stand ready to work with the US government on the implementation of testing pilot protocols “so that we can restore the operation and economic vitality of the air transportation system.”