Michelin joins ALTA

Source: ALTA For over a century, Michelin Aircraft Tires has been a leader in aviation, offering safe, innovative, and sustainable solutions to its clients. The company is recognized as a best-in-class partner to the aerospace industry offering biais and radial tires for military, commercial, regional and general aviation and, today, joins the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) as a new affiliate member. Daniela Wolter, Commercial Director of aircraft tire at Michelin Latin America, commented: “Michelin has embraced an "All-sustainable" approach to evolve its growth model towards an equitable balance between human, economic and environmental issues. Our innovative solutions with, around and beyond tires, will contribute to develop a more sustainable Aviation Environment in Latin America and Caribbean. [...]

2024-06-04T20:41:52+03:00June 4th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS, SUPPLIERS|

IATA Unveils SAF Registry​

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it will establish the SAF Registry (Registry) to accelerate the uptake of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) by authoritatively accounting and reporting emissions reductions from SAF. Seventeen airlines, one airline group, six national authorities, three Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and one fuel producer are already supporting the effort to develop the Registry. The Registry is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2025. SAF is expected to account for up to 65% of the total carbon mitigation needed to achieve net zero carbon emissions in air transportation by 2050. “SAF is key to aviation’s decarbonization. Airlines want more SAF and stand ready to use every drop of it. The SAF [...]

2024-06-04T21:38:36+03:00June 3rd, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

oneworld alliance celebrates 25 years of excellence and outlines enhanced customer focus

Source: oneworld Remarkable growth since alliance's inception in 1999 Frequent flyer membership soars to more than 212 million alliance-wide oneworld to focus on enhancing every aspect of the customer journey – from booking and check-in to airport, onboard, and connecting experiences As oneworld®, the premier global airline alliance, celebrates its 25th anniversary, oneworld's Chairman, its member airline CEOs and the alliance's new CEO praised oneworld's incredible growth and increasing customer relevance at a press briefing this morning during the IATA AGM in Dubai. Today, oneworld is a strong global alliance of thirteen leading airlines, including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian and SriLankan Airlines. Founded in [...]

2024-06-04T21:28:16+03:00June 3rd, 2024|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

IATA 2024 Diversity & Inclusion Award Winners​ 

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the winners of the 2024 edition of IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards: Inspirational Role Model: Kendra Kincade, CEO and Founder, Elevate Foundation High Flyer: Mafunase Ngosa Malenga, Founder and Managing Director, Southern Africa Institute of Aviation Science and Technology Diversity & Inclusion Team: British Airways The judging panel also awarded a special commendation in the High Flyer category to Hana Al Awahdi, Senior Vice President, Human Resources Business Partner for dnata. “The winners are true beacons of the change that is happening as diversity and inclusion entrenches itself as a strategic priority for the aviation industry. Their contributions to righting the gender balance in aviation are truly inspirational and deserving of [...]

2024-06-04T21:29:40+03:00June 3rd, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Rio de Janeiro to host over 2,000 business meetings in the aviation sector

Source: ALTA Did you know that 340,000 parts from around 400 suppliers are used to build a large aircraft? Aircraft are complex machines, where the most significant elements, such as the engine and wing sections, can comprise hundreds of thousands of individual parts. Recognizing the importance of this for operational efficiency and safety, the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is organizing the region's largest forum on the subject. The event promotes nearly 2,000 mini-meetings with the participation of close to 500 executives from 240 supplier companies, as well as 132 representatives from 34 different airlines. From June 3 to 5, Rio de Janeiro will host the most popular event in the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) and technical [...]

2024-05-31T07:04:13+03:00May 31st, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

TIACA Strengthens Cooperation with ACI with MoU

Source: TIACA The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and Airports Council International (ACI) announce the signature of an MOU aimed at strengthening cooperation for the benefit of each of the associations members and the industry. The primary objective of the MoU is to improve the overall level of safety, efficiency and sustainability of cargo operations within the airport ecosystem for the benefit of the aviation industry and its related stakeholders. Key points of the MoU focus on: Development of joint advocacy programmes in the context of ICAO events, aimed at facilitating the sustainable growth and development of the aviation industry, with a focus on cargo; Cooperation in the establishment of joint programmes or mutual support of industry initiatives, in particular [...]

2024-05-31T07:07:26+03:00May 31st, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Passenger Demand Up 11% in April according to IATA figures; Latin American carriers increased 14.5% the highest among all regions of the world

Source: IATA Latin American airlines saw a 14.5% year-on-year increase in demand. Capacity climbed 13.5% year-on-year. The load factor rose to 84.1% (+0.7ppt compared to April 2023), the highest among the regions. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for April 2024 global passenger demand with the following highlights: Total demand, measured in revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs), was up 11.0% compared to April 2023. Total capacity, measured in available seat kilometers (ASK), was up 9.6% year-on-year. The April load factor was 82.4% (+1.0ppt compared to April 2023). International demand rose 15.8% compared to April 2023; capacity was up 14.8% year-on-year and the load factor improved to 82.2% (+0.7ppt on April 2023). Domestic demand rose 4.0% compared to April 2023; [...]

2024-05-31T07:13:51+03:00May 31st, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

U.S.Air Travel Consumer Report: March 2024 Numbers

Source: US DOT The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on airline operational data compiled for the month of March 2024 for on-time performance, mishandled baggage, mishandled wheelchairs and scooters, and 1st quarter oversales. The ATCR is designed to assist consumers with information on the quality of services provided by airlines. For March 2024, 0.9% of flights were cancelled, lower than the 1.3% cancellation rate for March 2023 and the 2.0% cancellation rate for pre-pandemic March 2019.   DOT expects that airlines will operate flights as scheduled and that when they do not, airlines will provide consumers the services promised when a flight is cancelled or delayed because of an airline issue. After [...]

2024-05-30T20:58:58+03:00May 30th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Aviation Leaders Assemble in Dubai for IATA’s 80th AGM

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the leaders of the global airline industry are gathering in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), for the 80th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (June 2-4 2024). The event is being held in the UAE for the first time and hosted by Emirates Airline. Over 1,500 participants are expected to be in attendance, including industry leaders, government officials and media. H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy for the United Arab Emirates is expected to welcome delegates to Dubai with an opening keynote speech to the AGM. "Dubai's world-leading connectivity places it at the crossroads of the planet. And it will soon be the [...]

2024-05-30T20:42:36+03:00May 30th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ACI-LAC welcomes Viarium as new World Business Partner

Source: ACI-LAC ACI-LAC is pleased to welcome Viarium, a leading engineering, consulting, technology and airport infrastructure management company, as a new World Business Partner. Panama, May 29, 2024 - Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) is pleased to welcome Viarium, a leading engineering, consulting, technology and airport infrastructure management company, as a new World Business Partner. In the words of Dr. Rafael Echevarne, General Director of ACI-LAC, “The integration of Viarium into ACI-LAC represents a major step in our objective to strengthen our presence and contribute to the advancement of the sector in the region. We are delighted to have their expertise and commitment to address the challenges and seize the opportunities that arise in the airport [...]

2024-05-29T19:44:52+03:00May 29th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|