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ALTA and IATA will promote access to aviation training in the region

Source: ALTA The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed an agreement to promote and facilitate access to IATA Training courses for aviation professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean. IATA trains over 100,000 professionals and students every year around the world with more than 350 courses and 40 diplomas in the areas of management, environment, fares and ticketing, finance, human resources, education, infrastructure, operations, quality, regulations, safety, sales and marketing, and security, travel and tourism, to name a few. “Training the human resource is a priority. With this agreement, we seek to further strengthen the development of professionals in aviation, an industry that requires the highest standards of qualification and [...]

2020-09-21T17:47:11+03:00September 21st, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ICAO Stocktaking Seminar highlights latest achievements and new opportunities for in-sector CO₂ emissions reductions

Source: ICAO Summarizing the outcomes of an ICAO sustainability event today, ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano stressed the need to seize the post-COVID recovery as a vital opportunity for aviation to build back better through decarbonization. “Aviation has always promoted and benefitted from innovation, but it will be up to us to help energize this momentum further and motivate partners, both private and public, to foster the required investment and incentive frameworks,” remarked President Sciacchitano during his closing remarks to the ICAO Stocktaking Seminar on aviation in-sector CO₂ emissions reductions. “With public subsidies and bailouts playing a critical role in sustaining many airports and airline operators through this period, States could likely have a greater say over how the industry [...]

2020-09-12T01:13:31+03:00September 12th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

RIOgaleão is the first airport in Brazil to earn the Safe Travels international seal certifying preventive measures to Covid-19

Source: RIOgaleão RIOgaleão has just become the first airport in Brazil to win the seal from WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), stating Tom Jobim International Airport is putting in place a series of measures to guarantee the safety of passengers and the airport community, in the phase of resumption of domestic and international air operations in the country. In addition to the internationally recognized seal, which is supported by the World Tourism Organization, RIOgaleão also won the Turismo Consciente (conscious tourism) seal, granted by the Rio de Janeiro State Secretariat for Tourism. This recognition is aimed at establishments in the tourism sector, identifying hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions and terminals that are following the necessary protocols to ensure the safety [...]

2020-09-09T00:28:38+03:00September 9th, 2020|AIRPORTS, News|

ALTA welcomes NESTE

Source: ALTA The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) welcomes Neste as a new affiliate member, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel made from waste materials. Its turbine fuel, called Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel ™, offers an immediate solution to reduce direct carbon emissions from flights by reducing lifecycle greenhouse gas GHG emissions by up to 80% compared to fossil fuels. José Ricardo Botelho, Executive Director & CEO of ALTA, comments: “We are pleased to welcome Neste as an affiliate member in ALTA and in our Fuel Committee. Its scope, experience and support will provide an important contribution and good practice to the initiatives in ALTA and our members.” “Neste is excited [...]

2020-09-08T19:17:20+03:00September 8th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Digital innovations important to aviation ‘building back better’ from COVID-19, ICAO SG tells ITU World Summit

Fuente: ICAO In her remarks today at the official opening of the final week of the Virtual World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2020, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu underscored that information and communications technologies are critical to aviation’s role in global UN Sustainable Development Goal attainment, and to how air transport will build back better post-COVID-19. “Increased air transport digitalization promotes critical efficiencies and capabilities which improve our sector’s capabilities as a catalyst for socio-economic and sustainability benefits,” Dr. Liu stated. “This is especially relevant given that ICAO-compliant air services and international connectivity are already improving global outcomes toward the achievement of 15 of the 17 SDGs.” Summarizing the devastation COVID-19 is now wreaking on global [...]

2020-09-08T00:39:25+03:00September 8th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Colombia Takes an Important Step Towards Restarting Aviation

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the announcement by Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez to reopen 15 airports in September, including Bogota. This is an important step for the necessary restart of aviation in the country. "Air transport is an essential public service that people need for different reasons, such as work, health, family or leisure purposes. Aviation’s prospect to restart is good news which will allow for the resuming of mobility and integration of the country. With this decision, the sector and its extensive value chain, which includes tourism and commerce in Colombia, can begin to rebuild. While this is the first step towards a total reopening, we call on the government to continue the open [...]

2020-08-19T20:27:40+03:00August 19th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Implementation of ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Taskforce recommendations supported by new ACI and IATA initiatives

Source: ICAO The implementation of globally harmonized recommendations developed by the ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Taskforce (CART) took a step forward this week through the launch of supporting initiatives for airlines and airports by IATA and ACI, respectively. IATA has launched a checklist that aims to support airlines who want to implement the ICAO CART guidelines through self-assessments, while ACI has launched its “Airport Health Accreditation programme,” which assesses airports’ health measures and procedures against the CART recommendations. Both initiatives have been officially supported by ICAO. Developed in cooperation with the WHO, the CART recommendations provide wide-ranging recommendations to States and industry stakeholders and are underpinning the coordinated and safe re-opening of commercial air services. The implementation of “Public Health [...]

2020-08-18T03:39:34+03:00August 18th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Recovery Delayed as International Travel Remains Locked Down

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an updated global passenger forecast showing that the recovery in traffic has been slower than had been expected.         In the base case scenario: Global passenger traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) will not return to pre-COVID-19 levels until 2024, a year later than previously projected. The recovery in short haul travel is still expected to happen faster than for long haul travel. As a result, passenger numbers will recover faster than traffic measured in RPKs. Recovery to pre-COVID-19 levels, however, will also slide by a year from 2022 to 2023. For 2020, global passenger numbers (enplanements) are expected to decline by 55% compared to 2019, worsened from [...]

2020-07-29T02:28:41+03:00July 29th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ICAO implementation roadmap to provide important support and resources to help align national and regional COVID-19 response

Source: ICAO ICAO began the global roll-out of a civil aviation recovery Global Implementation Roadmap (GIR) today, providing an important enabling framework for countries as they begin to apply the COVID-19 pandemic restart and recovery measures in the ICAO Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) recommendations and annexed ‘Take-off’’ guidance document.   The UN specialized agency for civil aviation began conducting a series of GIR preview webinars this week with Directors General of Civil Aviation (DGCAs) from all world regions, explaining its priorities and describing the important monitoring and reporting platform, and ‘Implementation Packages’ (iPack) resources, which ICAO has established to support it.   In addressing the DGCAs from Africa, the Americas, and the North Atlantic and Europe during three [...]

2020-07-28T01:55:00+03:00July 28th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ICAO and CAAi launch lockdown recovery course for aviation professionals

Source: ICAO In accordance with the recommendations of the ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Taskforce, together ICAO Global Aviation Training (GAT) and CAA International (CAAi), the aviation training arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, have launched new training to enable the safe and secure restart of air operations.   Delivered in a virtual classroom by ICAO and UK CAA subject matter experts, the course will provide best practice advice to help regulators and air operators navigate oversight, compliance, training and operational challenges during the recovery period of COVID-19.   "Across the industry, aviation training will be essential to ensure professionals have the ability to navigate and manage the complex and dynamic compliance and operational challenges during the recovery period of [...]

2020-07-23T16:26:16+03:00July 23rd, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|