Aviation industry joins to welcome ICAO Ministerial Declaration

Source: ACI Shared commitment to the long-term resilience and sustainability of the aviation ecosystem ACI World has welcomed the adoption of a declaration by Ministerial participants of the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) High-level Conference on COVID-19 (HLCC) which supports the long-term resilience and sustainability of the aviation ecosystem. During the conference's closing plenary session on 22 October 2021, key aviation industry stakeholders—including ACI World, CANSO, IATA, IBAC, ICCAIA, IFALPA, and IFATCA—presented a joint industry statement welcoming and endorsing the commitment by Ministers to ensure sustained operations and the provision of essential air services while safeguarding fair competition, as well as taking effective measures to safely restore international connectivity and support the revival of the global economy. In line with ACI's advocacy at [...]

2021-10-25T20:26:10+03:00October 25th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

States Must Deliver on Commitments to Restore Global Connectivity

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to use the commitments reached at the ICAO High Level Conference on COVID-19 (HLCC) to make real progress towards restoring global air connectivity. States attending the ICAO HLCC declared their commitment to 14 measures which, if acted upon, would enable airlines to meet the demands of consumers worldwide for a revival of air travel. In particular, two commitments need the most urgent action by governments. These are: 'We commit to taking effective measures to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 and other communicable diseases by international air travel, in particular through the implementation of the ICAO CART guidelines, and encourage the harmonization of Member States' multilayer [...]

2021-10-25T16:22:20+03:00October 25th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ALTA celebrates AGM and appoints new President

Source: ALTA Member airlines from the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association held their Annual General Meeting today and the new Executive Committee President was elected: Roberto Alvo, CEO of LATAM Airlines, whose position will be effective today, October 24, 2021, and for a period of one year. Alvo is a civil engineer graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He joined LAN Airlines (current LATAM Airlines Group) in November 2001. Before taking up his current position, he served as Commercial Vice President, as Senior Vice President for International and Alliances, as Director of Administration and Finance at LAN Argentina, Manager of Development [...]

2021-10-25T16:40:15+03:00October 25th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Colombia will host Latin American and Caribbean aviation leaders

Source: ALTA From October 24 to 26, 2021, more than 350 top executives from the commercial aviation industry and government representatives will gather in Bogota, Colombia, to conduct a high-level international dialogue, which will be converted into a proactive agenda with concrete actions aimed at promoting even safer, more efficient and sustainable aviation in Latin America and Caribbean. The ALTA Airline Leaders Forum academic agenda includes the participation of more than 50 speakers with extensive experience and industry knowledge, as well as representatives from the public sector in Colombia and the region, among them the official opening of the President of Colombia, Dr. Iván Duque. ALTA’s AGM and Airline Leaders Forum is the most important in person meeting of commercial [...]

2021-10-25T16:41:19+03:00October 24th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Ministers adopt important commitments to help restore international travel and trade

Source: ICAO Ministers, Deputy Ministers and the heads of 24 international organizations completed a comprehensive review of pandemic-driven priorities for global air transport today, formalizing new commitments on border risk management and vaccination approaches, building air transport back better for sustainability and future pandemic resilience, and other key priorities aimed at accelerating air tourism and trade recovery and reconnecting the world. The agreements were enshrined in a new Declaration they adopted as the key outcome of ICAO’s High-level Conference on COVID-19, which completed today after nine days of intensive virtual multilateralism. The new ministerial Declaration, adopted in the presence of over 50 Ministers and Deputy Ministers, recognizes the severity of the COVID-19 crisis for civil aviation, and its cascading impacts [...]

2021-10-25T16:42:07+03:00October 22nd, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Statements from Hearing on the FAA Implementation of the 2020 Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act

Source: Chair of the House Committee on Transportation The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) during today’s hearing titled, “Three Years After Lion Air 610: FAA Implementation of the 2020 Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act.” Videos of DeFazio and Larsen’s opening statements are here and here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair DeFazio: Thank you, Chair Larsen, for calling today’s hearing on the FAA’s implementation of the Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act, an important set of reforms that we enacted last year in response to two air disasters that [...]

2021-10-25T16:42:48+03:00October 22nd, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

IFALPA Participates in ICAO High-level Conference on COVID-19

Source: IFALPA IFALPA welcomed the declaration made today by the Ministers participating in the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) High Level Conference on COVID (HLCC) to address the global crisis in aviation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With Airports Council International (ACI), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA), and the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations (IFATCA), IFALPA issued a statement welcoming Ministers’ commitment to taking effective measures to safely restore international connectivity and support the revival of the global economy. The statement also highlighted the need to implement risk-based, pragmatic approaches such as mutual recognition of vaccines [...]

2021-10-22T19:21:53+03:00October 22nd, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

FAA Proposes Longer Rest Period between Shifts for Flight Attendants

Source: US FAA The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today proposed a regulation to require that flight attendants have a longer rest period between shifts. The proposed rule would increase the rest period to 10 consecutive hours when scheduled for a duty period of 14 hours or less. "The Biden-Harris Administration is proud to advance policies that protect and empower workers. This proposal will contribute to a safer, healthier workplace for flight attendants," said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Flight attendants play a critical safety role in keeping passengers safe on every flight and especially in emergencies. This proposal helps reduce fatigue so they can perform this critical role,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said. Currently, flight attendants are required to [...]

2021-10-21T23:02:07+03:00October 21st, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

IATA Adds ‘Quote and Book’ Function to IATA Net Rates – IAG Cargo First to Integrate Solution

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has added a ‘quote and book’ function to IATA Net Rates. This enables airlines to offer freight forwarders dynamic pricing for booking their shipments. IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), is the first carrier to integrate this new functionality. “The pandemic has accelerated the appetite for digitalization across the air cargo industry. IATA Net Rates new ‘quote and book’ function simplifies and accelerates the rate distribution and booking process between airlines and freight forwarders, saving valuable time by eliminating manual, labor-intensive processes. We are pleased to expand our Net Rates partnership with IAG Cargo to support their efficient cargo rates distribution and booking capabilities, across the different airlines [...]

2021-10-21T18:53:21+03:00October 21st, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit commits to Investing in Tourism’s Sustainable Future

Source: UNWTO The summit is the largest annual gathering of tourism ministers and will take place on Tuesday 2nd November during WTM London – the leading global event for the travel industry. Ministers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts are invited to take part. For more than 10 years, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and WTM London have partnered to host a high-level summit, focusing on key challenges and opportunities facing the sector. The 2021 Summit will also be presenting an opportunity for leaders to discuss ways to build back better and invest in a sustainable future for the travel and tourism industry. The UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers' Summit 2021 will provide a practical platform for tourism leaders of the public [...]

2021-10-20T21:02:51+03:00October 20th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|