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Salvatore Sciacchitano, President of the International Civil Aviation Organization: “The COVID-19 pandemic emphasizes the importance of solidarity and global alignment in Aviation”

Salvatore Sciacchitano, President of the International Civil Aviation Organization: "The COVID-19 pandemic emphasizes the importance of solidarity and global alignment in Aviation"   Edited by Jeff Peet   1.- What role has the industry played in the development of harmonization measures, that is, actions common to all its actors to face this pandemic in a coordinated manner?   Industry participation has been wide and highly appreciated. Airline and airport operators are more directly involved in the passenger experience and, as historical aviation safety performance reveals, protecting passengers from any and all risks to their health and safety is the first and higher commitment of air transport.   From a general point of view, everyone should appreciate that CART's work has [...]

2020-10-22T09:19:55+03:00October 21st, 2020|Interviews|

Rafael Echevarne, ACI-LAC Director General: “This first semester, in Latin America and the Caribbean, commercial aviation has lost 170 million passengers and 2 billion dollars”

Rafael Echevarne, ACI-LAC Director General "This first semester, in Latin America and the Caribbean, commercial aviation has lost 170 million passengers and 2 billion dollars" By Jeff Peet   1.- What is the operation or current reality of airports in Latin America and the Caribbean and what can you tell us, within the framework of what will be the “new normality”? The first thing to note is that the airports in Latin America and the Caribbean have not ceased operating. The vast majority have continued to operate because, despite the fact that there are no passenger flights, there are cargo, humanitarian and repatriation flights. There are perhaps some small and rather remote that might have closed, but in a high [...]

2020-08-06T14:18:07+03:00August 5th, 2020|Interviews|

Juan Carlos Salazar, General Director of Civil Aviation of Colombia: “The Future We Will Have Will Be One We Build Among All, In A Pact For Aviation And Its Key Role In The Global Context”

By Jeff Peet, Managing Editor. 1 What is the reality of the technological infrastructure available to Colombian civil aviation to optimize performance and ensure the safety of air traffic in your country and how does it compare with other places? The CNS technological infrastructure that Civil Aviation has in its role as a provider of air navigation services is avant-garde and cutting-edge in the Region, recognized by the Air Navigation Commission (ANC) of the International Civil Aviation Organization – ICAO. Now, this capacity requires highly specialized personnel and we have been improving this through our Aeronautical Studies Center - CEA, which has simulation capabilities of automated control facilities. That is simulation of towers and control centers. On the other hand, [...]

2021-12-27T21:02:19+02:00June 4th, 2020|Interviews|

Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Executive Director & CEO, Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA): ““Much Coordination Will Be Needed To Take-Off Again”

By Jeff Peet, Managing Editor. 1.- ALTA underwent a big transformation with the change of headquarters from Miami to Panama City, hiring more than half of a team that was new to the industry and you also adopted a strategy to be closer to your members and basic audience. How has that process evolved?  Well, when I took over, ALTA was in a crisis of identity because it was a small organization trying to be a big one, competing with the other organizations in the region and that was a big mistake. Basically as an organization, you need to rely on your peers and work together. In addition, we are in the same industry so there is a need to [...]

2021-12-27T21:04:29+02:00April 24th, 2020|Interviews|