AIFA joins ACI-LAC as a new airport member

Source: ACI-LAC Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA) joins the network of airport members of Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC), a membership that marks an important milestone in the advancement of airport standards in Mexico. AIFA will have the opportunity to participate in professional development and training programs, access a network of international experts, and increase its visibility and business opportunities through events and contacts. In addition, AIFA will be able to represent its business interests to governments and other airports, as well as access industry-relevant information and analysis. Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC, congratulated AIFA on its incorporation, noting, “We are very pleased to welcome AIFA as a new member of ACI-LAC. Their induction is [...]

2024-06-14T11:34:06+03:00June 14th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

NTT DATA joins ALTA to propel aviation innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Source: ALTA NTT DATA, one of the world's leading IT service providers, has formalized its membership in the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA). This significant move marks NTT DATA's presence in seven key Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. "We are delighted to welcome the NTT DATA team to ALTA. Their expertise and leadership in technology and consulting solutions are invaluable assets to the campaigns we develop for the aviation industry in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said José Ricardo Botelho, Executive Director and CEO of ALTA. NTT DATA is recognized for offering comprehensive technology solutions and consulting services across all facets of the airline industry, including digital marketing, logistics, operations, finance, [...]

2024-06-14T11:32:16+03:00June 14th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

The International Air Market in Latin America and the Caribbean Grew by 10% in April

Source: ALTA Air passenger traffic in Latin America and the Caribbean grew by 7.4% in April 2024, totaling 38.8 million travelers, an increase of 2.7 million compared to April 2023. Notably, the international market saw a 10% growth, with 18.3 million passengers total. Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Panama were the five busiest countries by international  passenger numbers. The extra-regional international segment grew by 8.3%, reaching almost 14 million passengers, 1.06 million more than in April 2023. The most significant extra-regional international market by passenger numbers was Mexico-USA, with 3.3 million passengers in April. The intra-regional category had the highest percentage increase, with a 16% rise, adding 603,000 passengers in April. The most considerable increases were seen on [...]

2024-06-12T12:44:53+03:00June 12th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ACI LAC welcomes First Class Experience as a New Member to its World Business Partners

Source: ACI-LAC The Airports Council International - Latin America and the Caribbean is pleased to announce the addition of First Class Experience (FCE) as a distinguished member of its World Business Partners Program (WBP). Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC, expressed enthusiasm about the new partnership, stating, "We are thrilled to welcome First Class Experience to the ACI-LAC family. Their commitment to providing exceptional VIP Airport hosting services aligns seamlessly with our mission to elevate the standards of airport services in the region." First Class Experience, known for its exclusive VIP Airport hosting and meet-and-greet services in Aruba and Colombia, is poised to leverage the numerous opportunities that come with ACI-LAC WBP membership. Milly Paskel, Managing Director at First [...]

2024-06-12T12:51:59+03:00June 12th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ACI-LAC, ANAC and ABR join forces to improve sustainability practices at Brazilian airports

Source: ACI-LAC Airports Council International for Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Aviation Agency (Anac) and ABR Aeroportos do Brasil to encourage the exchange of technical knowledge, experiences, data and information for the sustainable development of the civil aviation sector. The document was signed in Brasilia, during the 5th edition of the Sustainable Aviation event, organized by Anac. The agreement provides for the direct exchange of data and information between the entities for the realization of initiatives relating to environmental sustainability, implemented by ACI-LAC-certified Brazilian airports in Brazil. The aim is to jointly develop actions and support and training materials aimed at airports to encourage the adoption of best management and [...]

2024-06-10T17:49:51+03:00June 10th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ALTA welcomes Drayton Aerospace as Affiliate Member

Source: ALTA Drayton Aerospace, major player in the global MRO (Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul) market, joins the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) as its newest affiliate member. The company, founded in 2006, specializes in the repair and overhaul of components, structures, airframe and landing gear, tires and brakes, the commercialization of aeronautical material and the calibration and measurement of technical tools for a variety of fleets, including A320, A330, B737 CL/NG, B757, B767, ERJ, ATR, Hawker 800 and P-3. Its current operation is approved by the FAA, EASA, ANAC Brazil and DIRMAB (Brazilian Air Force). Drayton Aerospace has operations in Brazil, the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and China. With around 500 employees, the company successfully [...]

2024-06-10T18:21:47+03:00June 10th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

FAA to Receive Launch and Reentry Flight Data from Two More Companies

Source: FAA The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) added two new companies to its Space Data Integrator (SDI) tool, which provides improved situational awareness and helps the FAA safely and efficiently manage air traffic during space operations. The agency can now track Virgin Galactic and Sierra Space vehicles in near-real time during their launch and reentry operations. The companies will transmit vehicle telemetry data – such as position, altitude, and speed – to the SDI tool, which helps to increase safety for all airspace users. Combined with other tools and procedures, the SDI enables the FAA to reopen airspace as quickly as three minutes after a launch or reentry vehicle safely travels through a designated aircraft hazard area. It also helps the FAA [...]

2024-06-10T17:54:33+03:00June 10th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ICAO leaders affirm global aviation priorities with Canadian PM and Ministers

Source: ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano  held important discussions yesterday on key civil aviation priorities with the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly, and Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant Pablo Rodriguez. Hosted by the Government of Canada in Ottawa, the President expressed their gratitude to the Prime Minister for Canada's longstanding role as an ICAO founding member and outstanding host state of the Organization's Montréal headquarters since its inception. He also thanked Prime Minister Trudeau for recognizing ICAO's 80th anniversary this year which underscored the enduring impact of the 1944 Chicago Convention in upholding a rules-based international civil aviation order. Looking ahead, the leaders agreed on the importance [...]

2024-06-05T19:11:37+03:00June 5th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ACI-LAC welcomes EXP as a World Business Partner

Source: ACI-LAC EXP, a global engineering, architecture, design and consulting firm, has joined the Airports Council International Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC) as a World Business Partner. For over 40 years, EXP has specialized in the delivery of award-winning solutions to airports across North America and worldwide, ranging from small-scale renovations to full terminal expansion and airfield modernization programs. The firm is committed to growth expanding its global aviation reach. Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC, welcomed EXP's partnership, stating, "We are delighted to have EXP join us as a World Business Partner. Their extensive experience and innovative approach to airport development and modernization will be a valuable asset to our airport members in the region. We look forward to collaborating with them [...]

2024-06-04T20:17:22+03:00June 4th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

DOT Secures Nearly $1 Billion in Refunds to Airline Passengers Through New Enforcement Actions

Source: US DOT Under President Biden, DOT has helped secure nearly $4 billion in refunds and reimbursements to airline passengers  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced enforcement actions against Lufthansa, South African Airways, and KLM Royal Dutch Airways for extreme delays in providing more than $900 million in refunds owed to passengers due to flights cancelled or significantly changed in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the consent orders, the three airlines are required to provide timely refunds to passengers when owed and to pay a civil penalty to the U.S. Treasury. The enforcement actions are part of DOT's ongoing work to ensure passengers are treated fairly by airlines, which has already resulted in the largest [...]

2024-06-04T20:35:48+03:00June 4th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|