COMMITTEES

ALTA Committees and Working Groups

ALTA has seven committees that focus on promoting common interests and seeking solutions to the challenges the region is facing to develop safer, more efficient and environmentally responsible air transport.

Each committee meets during the year to define objectives of common interest and develop initiatives in their respective areas of action.

ALTA Committees and Working Groups

ALTA has seven committees that focus on promoting common interests and seeking solutions to the challenges the region is facing to develop safer, more efficient and environmentally responsible air transport.

Each committee meets during the year to define objectives of common interest and develop initiatives in their respective areas of action.

MAINTENANCE AND MRO COMMITTEE
FRAUD PREVENTION COMMITTEE
LEGAL & AEROPOLITICAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
TECHNICAL PURCHASING AND PROCUREMENT COMMITTEE
ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
FUEL COMMITTEE
SAFETY COMMITTEE
FINANCE COMMITTEE
Training Committee
Technology Committee

MAINTENANCE AND MRO COMMITTEE

The Maintenance and MRO Committee’s mission is to facilitate and promote cooperation, the exchange of information and experiences, and the execution of joint actions among ALTA member airlines for the continuous improvement of aeronautical maintenance. The Maintenance and MRO Committee is an active technical alliance that acts jointly and in coordination for the protection and promotion of the interests of its members. Founded more than 30 years ago, this committee is the primary group of ALTA’s working groups.

President: Jorge Jacome, Corporate SVP Maintenance and Engineering, Aeromexico.

UPCOMING MEETINGS October 16-18, 2022, Buenos Aires, Argentina

FRAUD PREVENTION COMMITTEE

The mission of the Fraud Prevention Committee is to share experiences and implement strategies aimed at reducing financial losses from fraud. This committee works with credit card issuers, acquirers, banks, travel agencies and authorities to identify incidents and foster a culture of prevention.

Among the activities ranked as priority by airlines in 2021 is obtaining credit card fraud volume statistics in sales not present (CNP) in our main markets, having greater clarity in chargeback processes and obtaining a direct channel with all financial institutions.

These initiatives help to better map the source of fraud so that a mitigation plan can be implemented. From 2017 until today, the committee has formed local working groups in Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Chile and Bolivia to identify specific issues related to payment fraud in each country.

Head of the Committee: Ricardo Cano - Head of Aviation Technology, Cyber and Fraud Prevention

UPCOMING MEETINGS:
July 22-23, 2022 (on-line)

LEGAL & AEROPOLITICAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

The Legal and Aeropolitical Affairs Committee brings together airline executives in charge of the legal, regulatory and aeropolitical areas with the aim of analyzing the challenges of the industry and establishing a common, efficient and solid position in representation of Latin America and Caribbean airlines before civil aviation authorities, government agencies , airport administrations and multilateral organizations.

This committee holds monthly meetings and meets in person twice a year to coordinate activities to achieve a fair balance between the users of air transport, industry and stakeholders. Regulations, charges, passenger rights, environment and licenses are some of the issues addressed by this committee.

Head of the Committee: Paulo Costa, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Acting Legal Director

TECHNICAL PROCUREMENT COMMITTEE

It seeks to improve the airline purchasing process. Likewise, amongits in itiatives and goals are to improve the quality and service of suppliers in the region. This group leads an  initiative to evaluate suppliers in order to raise their quality and service standards.

Through this group, we intend to provide suppliers with adequate information that will enable them to identify opportunities for improvement. This group selects the best suppliers in the region, which are awarded during the CCMA & MRO Conference.

President of Maintenance Committee: Liliana Bocanegra, Technical Purchasing Director, Avianca

UPCOMING MEETINGS
October 16-18, 2022, Buenos Aires, Argentina

SAFETY COMMITTEE

Safety is ALTA’s core value. The ALTA Safety Committee meets in person annually during the ALTA Pan American Aviation Safety Summit. In between, virtual meetings are held.

The Committee’s objective is to promote the exchange of information and statistical data to identify the main risks to the operation in the region, seeking measures to mitigate them. It also allows the sharing of best practices between operators and authorities, in order to improve Safety indicators in the area.

President: Capt. Marcelo Marcusso, LATAM Airlines

UPCOMING MEETINGS
Coming Soon

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

The ALTA Environment Committee coordinates jointly with ALTA member airlines on the best global environmental practices for the creation of a regulatory framework with the authorities of the region.

Together with the Legal and Aeropolitical Affairs Committee, it ensures the correct compliance of existing regulations and advocates for a consistent legal framework in the region, which follows global guidelines established by ICAO.

Together with the Fuel Committee, it leads initiatives to reduce the environmental impact resulting from the airlines operations, promoting more efficient flights through the optimization of air space and operations at airports.

During 2019, the committee participated in discussions and different initiatives related to the adoption of CORSIA, particularly with the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) phase. The committee supports the implementation of the four pillars to achieve a net emission growth as off 2020.

Head of the Committee: Gonzalo Yelpo, Legal Director

UPCOMING MEETINGS
Coming Soon

FUEL COMMITTEE

Established in 2005, the ALTA Fuel Committee identifies and develops synergies between airport operators, fuel and service suppliers, governments and airlines. In addition, it promotes dialogues and best practices to ensure greater transparency, free access, consistency, and predictability in jet fuel prices in the region; and an adequate, safe and quality provisioning; as well as the establishment of more competitive rates and an efficient infrastructure to develop Latin American and Caribbean markets.

The Committee strives to ensure that current rates and charges are in accordance with industry policies dictated by ICAO. In this regard, the fuel committee has complied with its schedule of activities with sessions in the second half of 2021 in Punta Cana, and the first half of 2022 in Mexico City. These sessions allow close meetings between airlines and suppliers to identify work priorities and guidelines in the region looking for efficiencies and best practices.

As a priority set by the Executive Committee of ALTA,  the issue of SAF has been included in all discussions. Production and distribution of SAF in the region to airlines will impact the industry and the commitment to reduce emissions as countries comply with international and local mandates. ALTA strive to be updated on what is happening in the region so that member airlines can plan accordingly.

Head of the Committee: Jaime Escobar – Head of Fuel and User Charges

FINANCE COMMITTEE

The ALTA Finance Committee was formed with the aim of providing airlines operating in the region with a space to identify the main challenges from an accounting and tax perspective, in the interpretation of regulations and discuss opportunities to optimize regulations with the support of partners such as KPMG.

Head of the Committee: Johnny Gallardo, Head of Finance.

UPCOMING MEETINGS
Coming Soon

Training Committee

The Training Committee was born out of the need of member airlines to seek joint solutions to face the challenges in terms of training operational personnel, especially pilots, as well as knowing and sharing best practices using new trends in technologies and training programs.

This Committee is an interdisciplinary forum whose members are airlines, training centers, service providers and training teams, regulatory bodies and OEMs.

Responsable del Comité: Jaime Escobar, Jefe de Combustibles y Cargos de Usuario

Technology Committee

Getting ready for take-off.

Responsable del comité: Johnny Gallardo, Head of Finance.
PRÓXIMAS REUNIONES:
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Committee News

 
August 9, 2022
ALTA and UPE from Argentina sign cooperation agreement
The Association continues to reinforce its efforts to expand access to training for aeronautical personnel in the region
 
August 3, 2022
ALTA will hold a conference on aviation law in Rio de Janeiro on September 14 to 16
The program for the 14th edition of the event includes: public policies, investments, passenger rights, operations, blockchain and legal uncertainty.
 
June 15, 2022
BSBIOS and ALTA partner for aviation sustainable fuels
ALTA celebrates the joining of BSBIOS, a Brazilian company founded in 2005 and the country’s largest biodiesel producer, as its new member.