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Aviation Authorities and Supplemental Type Certificates:  Tools for success

By Nicole Noack.     Airline operators or owners have any number of business reasons for modifying their aircraft fleet. Whether it’s modernizing the flight deck or adding new passenger friendly amenities to the cabin, a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) is an often-used and effective method which also maintains the aircraft’s airworthiness. The process to complete an STC is complex, and to the uninformed may be perceived as a black box. It is important to keep in mind, however, that while the STC process is indeed complex, it is both well established and rigorous. While the interaction of airline owners or operators with aviation authorities like ANAC, TCCA, or CASA may be minimal, understanding key details about the process is [...]

2021-05-01T06:57:42+03:00May 1st, 2021|Expert Opinions & Industry Trends|

Quiport Board of Directors Announces a Change in the Company’s Senior Management

Source: Quiport The Board of Directors of Corporación Quiport announced today a change at the highest level of the management of the concession company of the airport service of the city of Quito. Andrew O'Brian, currently President and CEO of Quiport, presented his resignation in recent days before the group of shareholders, made up of Odinsa from Colombia, CCR from Brazil and HAS-Development Corporation (HAS-DC) from the United States. The person who will assume the functions of new President and CEO, as of June 1, 2021, is Ramón Miró, who has just held the presidency of HAS-DC in the city of Houston. The Board of Directors expressed its deep gratitude to Andrew O'Brian for all the management carried out throughout [...]

2021-04-30T08:03:17+03:00April 30th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

ACI-LAC Welcomes Gallagher Aerospace

Source: ACI-LAC Gallagher Aerospace, a recognized insurance brokerage, risk management services and human capital firm, joins ACI-LAC’s World Business Partners as Regular Platinum member. Gallagher is headquartered in Illinois, United States and has more than 90 years of experience, serving 150 countries with 900 offices around the world. In the aerospace industry, Gallagher Aerospace is the leading broker in the airline and airport sectors, as it represents more than 45% of the airlines worldwide, and in excess of 500 airport and aviation service providers to the industry at large. It also offers risk management services and space insurance. Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Executive Director of ACI-LAC stated, “I am very pleased to have Gallagher Aerospace join ACI-LAC and be part of [...]

2021-04-28T21:51:15+03:00April 28th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

MHIRJ Aviation Group becomes a new ACI-LAC World Business Partner

Source: ACI-LAC Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean welcomes MHIRJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ) as its newest World Business Partner (WBP). MHIRJ was created following the acquisition of the CRJ Series program by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), last year.  MHIRJ provides comprehensive critical operational, engineering and customer support solutions to the aircraft industry. Their extensive network of Service Centers, Support Offices and Parts Depots are positioned in important aviation hubs around the world. MHI’s acquisition of the CRJ Series program last year strengthened the company’s position as a global leader in aviation. Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC, commented “We are pleased to welcome MHIRJ as a new WBP Regular member of ACI-LAC. As a company that provides support and [...]

2021-04-26T20:17:18+03:00April 26th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Government of Panama Accepts IATA Travel Pass

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the decision by the government of Panama to accept the IATA Travel Pass as a digital travel credential for passengers to store their COVID-19 test result, which is a current requirement for entry into the country.  Panama thus becomes the first nation in the region to accept this new IATA application. "We are pleased that the government of Panama will allow passengers to use the IATA Travel Pass to manage their health credentials when traveling. Our cooperation with Panama in adopting electronic health certificates is a model for the region to follow, especially since the country provides significant air connectivity. Reliable and secure solutions for the verification of health credentials are [...]

2021-04-22T13:50:51+03:00April 22nd, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Rosario International Airport obtains the AHA certification

Source: ACI-LAC Airports Council International – Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) announces that Rosario International Airport “Islas Malvinas” (AIR) located in the Province of Santa Fe, Argentina, has received certification from the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) program. The AHA program provides airports with an assessment of how aligned they are with the health protocols, in all areas and stages of the passenger process, proposed by the ACI Business Restart and Recover guidelines and that are aligned with the recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART). This program is designed to assure travelers that certified airport facilities remain safe and are committed to complying with sanitary protocols to prevent contagions and is valid for 12 [...]

2021-04-22T13:46:08+03:00April 22nd, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ICAO Council President highlights challenges and path forward for post-pandemic aviation

Source: ICAO ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano told Latin American civil aviation leaders today that the sector should expect to encounter a range of challenges as air travel begins its return to normal. The President’s comments were part of the Keynote remarks he provided to the Hermes Air Transport event on ‘Resilience and efficiency through Leadership and Cooperation’ in the post-COVID era for Latin American aviation. “We are back to 2003 levels in terms of global seat capacity,” President Sciacchitano commented, explaining that ICAO is projecting an overall global reduction in passengers of between forty-one and fifty percent for 2021, compared to the sixty per cent reduction it monitored for 2020. “The significant downturns being withstood in global and regional [...]

2021-04-20T15:39:13+03:00April 20th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Iquique and Antofagasta airports receive AHA certification

Source: ACI-LAC Airports Council International – Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) announces that Diego Aracena Airport in Iquique and Andres Sabella Airport in Antofagasta, both operated by APORT, received the certification of the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) program, which evaluates how aligned they are with the health protocols proposed by the ACI Business Restart and Recover guidelines and that they are aligned with the recommendations of the Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). APORT, since the beginning of the pandemic, has developed innovative measures for the safety of passengers, workers, and the general public. It has maintained continuous improvement processes and implementations to strengthen sanitary measures. Technological equipment has been incorporated to reduce [...]

2021-04-19T22:26:32+03:00April 19th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Airport Infrastructure Development in Covid Times

Source: ACI-LAC. The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown air transport into the biggest crisis of its history. In Latin America and the Caribbean alone, more than 700 million passengers were lost in 2020, a 61% drop from 2019. However, this dramatic reduction in air traffic presents a unique opportunity for many airports that need to expand their capacity. Although it will take several years to reach the total traffic volume of 2019, the peak hour demand at many airports could recover much sooner. This is critical for infrastructure planning purposes, as peak hour demand is crucial in determining airport capacity. The size of air terminals, as well as the capacity of runways, taxiways and aircraft parking aprons, is determined by peak [...]

2021-04-15T18:53:52+03:00April 15th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

The Keys: Build confidence and stay curious

By Jose Ricardo Botelho, Executive Director and CEO of ALTA. This year we embark on a new space that we call Overflying Latin America and the Caribbean to share with distinguished industry professionals perspectives on the future of aviation in the region and the work that industry and government must develop to accelerate recovery. For this first edition, I had the pleasure of talking with the elected Secretary General of ICAO, Juan Carlos Salazar, who will take office on August 1, 2021, being the first Spanish-speaker to assume this position in the organization that represents world civil aviation. . With more than 26 years of outstanding experience in the industry, Juan Carlos has recent achievements such as a 60% growth [...]

2021-04-14T23:15:15+03:00April 14th, 2021|Expert Opinions & Industry Trends|