Pandemic recovery presents opportunities for addressing gender imbalances in air transport: ICAO Secretary General

Source: ICAO ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu addressed the members of the Women in Aviation International’s India Chapter on 8 January 2021, providing introductory remarks to its virtual meeting on “Connecting the dots – Recovery for aviation, tourism and hospitality”.   The Secretary General’s comments focused mainly on the significant gender equality challenges still facing the air transport sector, and the opportunity to address current imbalances as the sector pivots and recovers from COVID-19.   “While it is becoming more common to see women in positions of power and prominence, in both the public and private sectors, we still remain under-represented in most professional, leadership, and decision-making categories,” Dr. Liu noted. “In the aviation sector more specifically, which is [...]

2021-01-14T01:19:23+02:00January 14th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ALA News Becomes Media Partner of Aviation-Event

AirNews Latin America/América Latina Aeronoticias, is pleased and proud to announce its incorporation as Media Partner of Aviation-Event - www.aviation-event.de Such an alliance will provide AirNews Latin America with access to one of the most active and effective actors in the sector to further our coverage and participation in some of the greatests projects and initiatives in the world of aviation. Welcome Aviation-Event to a long lasting and fruitful exchange and relationship!

2021-01-12T12:08:46+02:00January 12th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Avfuel Joins ALTA

Source: ALTA   Avfuel, an independent global supplier of aviation fuel and services with over 45 years of trajectory, joins the group of ALTA members. With more than 3,000 locations around the world, Avfuel provides reliable fuel supply, operating systems, training, marketing support, credit and financing, tax assistance and insurance to airlines, transportation and cargo companies, corporate flight departments and airports, to name a few. “I am delighted to welcome Avfuel, a company dedicated exclusively to the aviation industry that I am sure will bring value to the activities of the Fuel Committee and to the campaigns we develop at ALTA to continue improving supply, services and regulations related to fuel in Latin America and the Caribbean. At this time [...]

2021-01-12T11:41:53+02:00January 12th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

New Travel Restrictions Across Latin America and the Caribbean Threaten Economic Recovery

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), are jointly expressing their deep concerns about the new measures and restrictions imposed on air travel across Latin America and the Caribbean. In a call to governments they are asking for the implementation and adherence to internationally agreed measures which permit safe air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rolling back the progress made on restoring air connectivity in 2020 will have an adverse effect on the socio-economic recovery in the region, placing millions of jobs at risk. 2021 began as a promising and hopeful year with [...]

2021-01-11T17:18:08+02:00January 11th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Boeing Charged with 737 Max Fraud Conspiracy and Agrees to Pay over $2.5 Billion

Source: U.S. Department of Justice The Boeing Company (Boeing) has entered into an agreement with the Department of Justice to resolve a criminal charge related to a conspiracy to defraud the Federal Aviation Administration’s Aircraft Evaluation Group (FAA AEG) in connection with the FAA AEG’s evaluation of Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane. Boeing, a U.S.-based multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells commercial airplanes to airlines worldwide, entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) in connection with a criminal information filed today in the Northern District of Texas. The criminal information charges the company with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Under the terms of the DPA, Boeing will pay a total criminal monetary amount of over $2.5 billion, [...]

2021-01-08T04:20:57+02:00January 8th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ICAO welcomes resolution of Gulf airspace restrictions

Source: ICAO The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) welcomed the announcement this week on the easing of Gulf airspace restrictions.   “This resolution to the former Gulf airspace restrictions will help assure that the important socio-economic benefits of international air connectivity can be better optimized among all the countries concerned,” commented Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano.   “ICAO's role is to work with and among sovereign States to ensure more open skies globally, and continuously improving levels of aviation safety, security, and sustainability.”   ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu also welcomed the new developments from the Gulf, recalling that the ICAO Secretariat, through its Regional Office in Cairo, had rapidly established contingency routes to ensure the safety and regularity of [...]

2021-01-08T04:24:08+02:00January 8th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

AVSEC2020: ICAO inaugurates 2021 as Year of Security Culture

Source: ICAO ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu ended off the fourth annual ICAO Global Aviation Security Symposium (AVSEC2020)  by inaugurating 2021 as the Year of Security Culture. In her closing remarks to last week’s virtual event, which concluded on Friday and brought together over 1,500 global aviation security experts and officials, Dr. Liu noted that the over-arching goal with the Year of Security Culture initiative will be to raise security awareness in aviation operations and have the entire sector thinking and acting in a security-conscious manner. “Special and multi-agency events will be conducted, and supplemented by a series of global and regional activities focused on innovations in cybersecurity, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, air cargo, and pandemic recovery,” she emphasized. “From [...]

2020-12-22T01:37:31+02:00December 22nd, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ICAO, national regulators roll-out CART Phase II guidelines with new round of regional coordination

Source: ICAO ICAO made further progress on its global aviation pandemic response initiatives this week, as civil aviation regulatory heads from around the world took part in the latest round of recovery coordination meetings hosted virtually by the agency’s Regional Offices.   Speaking separately to all ICAO regions starting from 7 December until 18 December, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu updated the national air transport authorities on the latest ICAO CART Phase II COVID-19 recovery recommendations.   She also underscored that her remarks were set against a backdrop of revised ICAO forecasts for a 60% sector-wide traffic downturn for 2020, and stressed that overall sectoral resilience and recovery continue to strongly rely on how governments align their responses and [...]

2020-12-22T01:35:19+02:00December 22nd, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Meeting between ICAO Council President and UK Minister for Aviation, Maritime & Security

Source: ICAO ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano and UK’s Minister for Aviation, Maritime & Security, Robert Courts MP recently exchanged views on the current state of the aviation sector in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both leaders expressed their shared commitment towards the industry’s recovery and ongoing efforts towards increased global mobility. President Sciacchitano also expressed his appreciation for the UK’s new COVID-19 testing strategy for international arrivals, highlighting to the Minister that the initiative is in line with the recommendations issued by the ICAO Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) concerning medical testing guidelines.

2020-12-22T01:33:18+02:00December 22nd, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Historic meeting of Latin American and Caribbean aviation concludes

Source: ALTA Despite the challenges and uncertainty that the aviation industry has faced this year, ALTA celebrates the realization of a successful ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference with great milestones and a powerful message: it is possible to resume travels and face-to-face business meetings when safety protocols are taken. The agenda of the fourteenth edition of the ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference featured multiple networking spaces, meetings of ALTA’s Technical & MRO and Technical Purchasing committees, about 750 mini-meetings between airline and supplier representatives, an academic agenda focused on the efficient management of the operation during and after crisis and an exhibition area with table tops from 21 industry companies. Within the different activities, the message on the importance of [...]

2020-12-10T04:39:37+02:00December 10th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|