EUROCONTROL Member States approve creation of voluntary solidarity funds to support Member States impacted by war

Source: EUROCONTROL The 41 EUROCONTROL Member States have entrusted the Organisation with a new task – the creation of voluntary solidarity funds in support of Member States in air traffic crisis situations due to reasons beyond their control. The Member States also asked the Agency to establish and manage two specific funds, one in the form of a donation to Ukraine and Moldova of 46.5M€ and one in the form of a loan of 46.1M€ to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. The funds will be used to cover staff and training costs as well as any other costs needed to ensure operational readiness and continuity when air traffic recovers. Eamonn Brennan, Director General of EUROCONTROL said “We are all aware of [...]

2022-11-25T15:47:46+02:00November 25th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Amadeus and ALTA present the Latin America and the Caribbean Air Transport Competitiveness Index 2022

Source: ALTA The study presents key factors that determine the competitiveness of different countries in the region and analyzes areas of opportunity for each destination to promote the development of air transport The findings of this document show Mexico, Brazil, and Panama as the most competitive countries The number of passengers carried by air fell by more than 90% between March and April 2020 in the region. Few sectors of the economy were as severely affected by the pandemic. As the world begins to reshape, it is necessary to have the tools to cement that path. For this, Amadeus and the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) present the Latin America and the Caribbean Air Transport Competitiveness Index [...]

2022-11-24T01:04:37+02:00November 24th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Let it Snow: Airports Across U.S. Receive FAA Funding to Tackle Winter Weather

Source: FAA As winter approaches, 85 airports in 28 states will be better prepared to keep airport operations running safely and smoothly. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $76.2 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 for snowplows, de-icing equipment, and new or upgraded buildings to store this equipment. "We can't let winter weather stop aircraft from safely landing and taking off. This funding will help keep airports operating this winter and get passengers and cargo to their work, families and vacations safely," said Associate Administrator for Airports Shannetta Griffin, P.E. Approximately $46.2 million will be used to purchase snow removal equipment, such as: $3,667,964 to Rickenbacker International in Columbus, Ohio $3,152,552 to Ted Stevens International Airport in [...]

2022-11-24T01:38:16+02:00November 24th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Government of Canada supports Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport with new funding for critical infrastructure projects

Source: Transport Canada As Canada’s air sector continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, investments in our airport infrastructure are crucial to keeping travellers, workers, and communities safe. Today, the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Québec, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced new funding to help the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport. The airport is receiving over $10 million from Transport Canada’s Airport Critical Infrastructure Program for: the reconstruction of Runway 29 and the rehabilitation of taxiways; and modifications to the airport’s access and control zones to improve [...]

2022-11-24T01:07:23+02:00November 24th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

TSA launches Virtual Mission Hall exhibit as agency commemorates its 21st anniversary

Source: TSA The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) launched a virtual tour of its physical Mission Hall, a collection of historical archives and artifacts, located at its new headquarters in Springfield, Va. TSA's Mission Hall documents the establishment, evolution, technology and timeline of events critical to the history of TSA. This tour provides a virtual experience of TSA's first permanent exhibition: Remembering the Past, Informing the Future. The archives and artifacts are solemn reminders of TSA's innovation against evolving threats, and why TSA continues to honor its mission of securing our nation's transportation systems. The exhibit is unique in federal government as it captures the lifecycle and milestones of the agency over the last 21 years. "It is an honor to open this virtual exhibit of TSA's Mission [...]

2022-11-24T01:15:44+02:00November 24th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

France contributes over €4.5m to ICAO Paris Office Modernization

Source: ICAO The Government of France has signed a new Accord with ICAO to formalize its support and cooperation for the modernization of ICAO’s Paris-based European and North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) Regional Office. The agreement, which includes significant financial and project guidance and support, was undertaken in a signing ceremony attended by Ambassador Laurent Pic, France’s Representative to the ICAO Council since 2020, and ICAO Secretary General Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar. Under its conditions, France will commit over €4.5m to ICAO before the end of 2022 toward the upkeep and modernization of the ICAO Paris Office, with possible additional contributions subject to further consideration. "I am delighted to have signed an agreement on behalf of France which marks my country's proud [...]

2022-11-23T01:23:21+02:00November 23rd, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Shovels Can Hit the Ground for Multi-Billion Dollar O’Hare Airport Terminal

Source: FAA Construction can start on new passenger terminals at O'Hare International Airport. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and local, state, and federal officials marked the milestone today at O'Hare after the Federal Aviation Administration completed the project's environmental review. "Chicago's transportation infrastructure is what makes this city an economic powerhouse of global importance,Now, as we prepare to break ground on O'Hare's newest terminal, Chicago and this entire region will be positioned to grow and create good-paying jobs through the benefits of first-rate infrastructure, beginning with the construction project itself." The review analyzed Chicago Department of Aviation projects including new terminals, on-airport hotels, airfield and taxiway improvements and support facilities. It also reviewed the FAA's proposal to make permanent angled [...]

2022-11-22T16:45:47+02:00November 22nd, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Mundo Maya Organization presents an interactive map of the region and highlights the work of TAG Airlines during its 77th meeting

Source: INGUAT and ALA News The Director of the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT) recognized the work and commitment that TAG Airlines, the flag carrier of Guatemala, has and fulfills in promoting connectivity and the Mayan World The tourism authorities that make up the Mundo Maya Organization (Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico) held their 77th regional meeting in Antigua, Guatemala, with the purpose of achieving sustainable tourism development of the Mundo Maya Region through the promotion and contribution to the conservation of the historical heritage and culture of the countries that comprise it. The top authorities of the organization that began in 1988 as the Mayan Route and that later on 14 August 1992 established its constitutive agreement under [...]

2022-11-21T06:02:04+02:00November 21st, 2022|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Bolivariana de Aeropuertos, new airport member of ACI-LAC

Source: ACI-LAC Bolivariana de Aeropuertos (BAER S.A), the government company in charge of managing 31 airports located within Venezuelan territory, recently became a new airport member of ACI-LAC Bolivariana de Aeropuertos (BAER S.A), the government company in charge of managing 31 airports located within Venezuelan territory, recently became a new airport member of ACI-LAC, thus consolidating its commitment to improve the development and promote the growth of the country's airport structure. Leonardo Briceño Dudamel, president of Bolivariana de Aeropuertos, expressed his pleasure at becoming a member of ACI-LAC and highlighted the interest of the organization he leads in exchanging experiences with other operators and authorities in the airport sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. "We are very pleased to be [...]

2022-11-18T06:39:03+02:00November 18th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

TSA is prepared for more travelers at airport security checkpoints this holiday travel season

Source: TSA The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has seen an increase in travel this year and anticipates airport security checkpoints nationwide will be very busy this holiday travel season. The season kicks off with Thanksgiving travel, which begins Friday, Nov. 18 and concludes Sunday, Nov. 27. "We expect to be busier this year than last year at this time, and probably very close to pre-pandemic levels," said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. "We are prepared to handle the projected increase in travel volumes next week. However, going forward, making the TSA pay levels equal to other federal agencies is critical to our ability in 2023 to recruit, train, equip and retain a highly skilled and professional workforce on the frontlines of transportation security. It [...]

2022-11-18T06:48:40+02:00November 18th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|