Source: ALTA


– The ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference is the only industry event in the region that will take place face-to-face in the second half of 2020


– The meeting will feature the participation of around 80 airline representatives and 300 representatives of industry supplier companies


There is no doubt that this year has put the resilience of the airline industry and each of the professionals who make possible one of the most important and efficient means of transport in the world.


Safeguarding measures and mobility restrictions around the world have not only impacted the economic development of countries, but have also modified to a certain extent the way we relate, behave, do business and even access knowledge. However, in general, the value of face-to-face interaction has been reaffirmed, as well as the need to retake outdoor spaces with new protection protocols.


It is for these reasons that the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) has kept the decision to hold its annual maintenance and technical purchasing conference in person. The ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference will be held with the strictest safety protocols 6-8 December 2020 in the Riviera Maya, Mexico; a destination recognized for its accessibility and for its certification as a safe travel destination.


The ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference takes on a particularly important meaning this year, as it highlights the importance of contributing as an industry to the reactivation of air travel and destinations in our region in a safe manner. The conference will provide an opportunity for industry executives to meet, discuss and work on the recovery of the sector through the search for efficiencies, technologies and support throughout the value chain.


The event – recognized as the oldest and most important for commercial aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean in technical matters – will fulfill its mission, as it has done since 1963, of providing the right space for airlines and suppliers to exchange good practices and seeking solutions to common challenges. Also as a platform to carry out businesses that promote the development of Latin American and Caribbean aviation.


“ALTA delivers a powerful message to the aviation community and travelers around the world by hosting its annual technical purchasing and maintenance conference face-to-face. It is our role to provide confidence to the industry itself and to air transport users about the possibility of traveling by plane safely, without this representing health risks, as well as the possibility of visiting the wonderful destinations of our region with all the necessary bio-security protocols. Aviation is the engine of a great economic chain in which millions of jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean depend – directly and indirectly. For this reason, the early reactivation of the travel and tourism sector will translate into a faster economic recovery and socioeconomic benefits for the population. We reiterate that the industry has prepared so that we can feel safe when traveling and, with this, support the socioeconomic recovery and generate benefits for all”, says Jose Ricardo Botelho, Executive Director & CEO of ALTA.


Industry leaders share this premise and the event has already confirmed the attendance of around 80 representatives of airlines that operate in the region and 300 representatives of industry supplier companies.


Pedro Heilbron, President of oh the ALTA Executive Committee and Copa Airlines, recently highlighted that “even though airlines, suppliers and users are going through a very difficult time, I am confident that we will know how to adjust and reinvent ourselves, as we have done so many times in our history . For this reason I am optimistic about the future of the airline industry. Nothing equals a face-to-face meeting, a meeting between loved ones or the discovery of a new destiny. The air connectivity that we offer is a fundamental pillar for the economic and tourist development of our countries and will be fundamental to overcome the crisis we are currently facing”.


The conference – with almost 60 years of experience – will have the most rigorous hygiene, cleaning and bio-security protocols recommended by national and international authorities to guarantee the health of the participants in this context.


“Taking a look at the history of aviation we quickly discover that the industry has overcome – from the very beginning – great challenges and that is why one of its intrinsic characteristics is resilience. In the most acute crisis that has affected the industry, we are convinced that the pertinent measures have been developed and implemented to restart operations and recover a powerful engine of the economies. The ALTA event follows this line and will provide participants with a safe and highly positive experience”, adds Botelho.


The ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference continues its flight and awaits you in Mexico from December 6 to 8, 2020.