Published on : Friday, February 10, 2017
Hosted by ALTA and CANAERO in partnership with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), IATA and Flight Safety Foundation, the Summit focuses on reviewing safety trends and developing solutions that are critical to the future of the aviation industry, specifically in the Pan American region.
The collaborative actions stemming from key conversations, seminars, and safety committee meetings with influential industry professionals on mutual concerns and emerging issues have contributed significantly to the improvement of aviation safety in the region.
“Safety is ALTA’s number one priority and as a result of a concerted and collaborative focus by ALTA member airlines on safety, the accident rate in the Latin America and Caribbean region has reduced dramatically over the past ten years. Today the region has one of the lowest accident rates of any region in the world, including zero accidents with fatalities by ALTA member airlines for the past nine years,” said ALTA’s Executive Director, Eduardo Iglesias. “And we accomplished this while doubling domestic and international traffic in the region – even tripling it in some markets – over the past ten years. This is a great achievement that we are proud of. We have succeeded in making tremendous improvements in safety and we will continue working on this front, but we need to do so in partnership with airports, authorities, and governments who understand the immense value of air transport.”
The Pan American Safety Summit’s agenda serves to foster the exchange of ideas and information, strengthen strategic business connections and shape industry standards through various trainings, panel discussions and seminars focused on mitigation strategies for the top data-driven risk areas in the region.
2017 Safety Summit agenda topics include:
Attendees will include airlines, civil aviation authorities, aviation associations, flight schools, safety experts, operators (commercial, cargo, and corporate), airport personnel, and air traffic control representatives with executives from ICAO, FAA, ALTA, IATA, ACI-LAC, CANSO, Flight Safety Foundation, and aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus, ATR, Boeing and Embraer.