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The Ministry of the Environment of Chile Acknowledges Santiago’s Nuevo Pudahuel Airport For Its Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Source: Nuevo Pudahuel The recognition is due to the fact that the concessionaire reached level 2 by measuring and reducing its GHG emissions as per the program requirements. Huella Chile is the name of the initiative that seeks to promote the measurement, reporting and control of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, which today gives its seal to Nuevo Pudahuel. The program originated in the Ministry of the Environment and grants recognition in 4 levels, ranging from the measurement of carbon footprint to a declaration of excellence. The recognition is due to the fact that the concessionaire reached level 2 by measuring and reducing its GHG emissions as per the program requirements. This recognition is part of Nuevo Pudahuel’s commitment to different [...]

2020-12-23T12:38:11+02:00December 23rd, 2020|AIRPORTS, News|

ACI-LAC Board Meeting and Annual Assembly takes place in Punta Cana

Source: ACI-LAC   Airports Council International – Latin America & Caribbean Board Meeting and Annual Assembly is taking place today at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, hosted by Punta Cana International Airport. While the industry is facing a new reality, ACI-LAC proposes a clear and constructive positioning to stimulate air traffic growth; achieve economic balance; allow operational efficiency; improve the passenger experience and contribute to the re-establishment of air transport activity.   “With this face-to-face meeting, we want to facilitate the exchange of impressions and experiences in view of the current situation and prepare ourselves for the year 2021. We will also send a clear message of support to the air transport and tourism industries”, says Dr. Rafael Echevarne, ACI-LAC Director [...]

2020-12-06T02:43:46+02:00December 5th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

José Ricardo Botelho, CEO and Executive Director of ALTA: “At the CCMA & MRO Conference, We Proved Once Again That Aviation Is The Safest And Most Bio-Secure Means Of Transport”

By Jeff Peet, Editor-in-Chief.     Much has been said about the resilience of civil aviation. Many even argue that no other industry could have withstood a crisis like this, despite having been one of the most affected economic sectors and on which so many other areas such as tourism depend. In this context, the question that immediately arises is: How long can the industry endure such adverse conditions to operate? Or rightly, what does it require to continue operating, depending on what is coming?   The crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented and its effects on the economy and our way of life will continue for a while. This year has been very complex for everyone, private [...]

2021-02-23T03:07:24+02:00December 4th, 2020|Interviews|

IATA Launches New Exchange for Offsets Trading

Source: IATA   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE), an important new tool to help airlines meet their climate commitments. ACE is the first centralized, real-time marketplace that is integrated with the IATA Clearing House (ICH) for the settlement of funds on trades in carbon offsets. IATA's Clearing House ensures that ACE can offer a seamless and secure settlement system which guarantees payment and delivery of the carbon credits. JetBlue Airways is the first airline that made the historic transaction in the ACE platform. "Airlines are serious in their commitment to reduce emissions. And they need a reliable tool to access quality carbon credits in real time. ACE will be a key tool [...]

2020-11-26T00:09:19+02:00November 26th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

International Air Connectivity Crisis Threatens Global Economic Recovery

Source: IATA   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data revealing that the COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating impact on international connectivity, shaking up the rankings of the world's most connected cities. London, the world's number one most connected city in September 2019, has seen a 67% decline in connectivity. By September 2020, it had fallen to number eight. Shanghai is now the top ranked city for connectivity with the top four most connected cities all in China—Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Chengdu. New York (-66% fall in connectivity), Tokyo (-65%), Bangkok (-81%), Hong Kong (-81%) and Seoul (-69%) have all exited the top ten. The study reveals that cities with large numbers of domestic connections now dominate, showing [...]

2020-11-26T00:04:56+02:00November 26th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Deep Losses Continue Into 2021

Source: IATA   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a revised outlook for airline industry performance in 2020 and 2021. Deep industry losses will continue into 2021, even though performance is expected to improve over the period of the forecast. A net loss of $118.5 billion is expected for 2020 (deeper than the $84.3 billion forecast in June). A net loss of $38.7 billion is expected in 2021 (deeper than the $15.8 billion forecast in June). Performance factors in 2021 will show improvements on 2020; and the second half of 2021 is expected to see improvements after a difficult 2021 first half. Aggressive cost-cutting is expected to combine with increased demand during 2021 (due to the re-opening of borders [...]

2020-11-25T08:45:18+02:00November 25th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

IATA Travel Pass Key to Reopening Borders Safely

Source: IATA   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it is in the final development phase of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital health pass that will support the safe reopening of borders. Governments are beginning to use testing as a means of limiting the risks of COVID-19 importation when re-opening their borders to travelers without quarantine measures. IATA Travel Pass will manage and verify the secure flow of necessary testing or vaccine information among governments, airlines, laboratories and travelers. IATA is calling for systematic COVID-19 testing of all international travelers and the information flow infrastructure needed to enable this must support: Governments with the means to verify the authenticity of tests and the identity of those presenting [...]

2020-11-25T00:08:31+02:00November 25th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Steps Forward for Testing to Reopen Borders Without Quarantine

Source: IATA   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the publication of the Manual on Testing and Cross Border Risk Management Measures by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This document provides governments a risk-based assessment tool for using testing programs that could alleviate quarantine requirements. It is a critical output produced by the ICAO Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA). CAPSCA brings together the expertise of states, public health authorities (World Health Organization/WHO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) and industry experts (IATA, Airports Council International, International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations). This encouraging progress follows recent comments from the WHO’s [...]

2020-11-25T00:02:26+02:00November 25th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Boeing Responds to FAA Approval to Resume 737 MAX Operations

Source: Boeing   The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today rescinded the order that halted commercial operations of Boeing 737-8s and 737-9s. The move will allow airlines that are under the FAA's jurisdiction, including those in the U.S., to take the steps necessary to resume service and Boeing to begin making deliveries.   "We will never forget the lives lost in the two tragic accidents that led to the decision to suspend operations," said David Calhoun, chief executive officer of The Boeing Company. "These events and the lessons we have learned as a result have reshaped our company and further focused our attention on our core values of safety, quality and integrity."   Throughout the past 20 months, Boeing has worked [...]

2020-11-18T20:59:38+02:00November 18th, 2020|MANUFACTURERS, News|

FAA Statement on Boeing 737 Max Return to Service

Source: FAA   FAA Administrator Steve Dickson today signed an order that paves the way for the Boeing 737 MAX to return to commercial service. Administrator Dickson's action followed a comprehensive and methodical safety review process that took 20 months to complete. During that time, FAA employees worked diligently to identify and address the safety issues that played a role in the tragic loss of 346 lives aboard Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. Throughout our transparent process, we cooperated closely with our foreign counterparts on every aspect of the return to service. Additionally, Administrator Dickson personally took the recommended pilot training and piloted the Boeing 737 MAX, so he could experience the handling of the aircraft [...]

2020-11-18T20:45:44+02:00November 18th, 2020|News, SAFETY|