Press Releases

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.

June 14, 2022
Flying Over Latin America and the Caribbean with FAA Acting Administrator
Last week, at our 11 ALTA Pan American Aviation Safety Summit in Sao Paulo, I had the pleasure to talk with Billy Nolen, Acting Administrator of the FAA, and learn more about the main projects being developed in the region, especially in Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, markets that are achieving an outstanding recovery compared to the other regions of the world.

June 9, 2022
Flying Over Latin America and the Caribbean
In this edition of Flying Over Latin America and the Caribbean I would like to share some thoughts on an issue that we are facing in Brazil and that has a profound impact on the recovery of travel in the country and the region.

June 8, 2022
Collaboration and Confidence: the Basis for Success in Safety Culture
Technological development, advances in air traffic management, and training have played a fundamental role in improving safety indicators in the aviation industry. Manufacturers, regulators, technology companies, airlines, international organizations have worked hand in hand to identify operational risks and develop solutions to mitigate them.

June 7, 2022
CEO Article with Jim Davidson, CEO Accelya: Impact of Aviation on Human Nature and Happiness
I am pleased to share with you an interview with Jim Davidson, CEO of Accelya, ALTA affiliate member since 2015, which allowed me to reflect on how many times we talk about the industry in numerical, statistical, operational terms… we talk about companies and, sometimes, not so much about the people.

June 7, 2022
ALTA welcomes Brazil’s incorporation to the OMAS (Aircraft Maintenance Organizations) Multinational Agreement
Within the framework of the Pan American Aviation Safety Summit, organized by ALTA, and with the presence of the ICAO, was signed an agreement by the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil in the context of the Regional Safety Oversight Cooperation System.

June 6, 2022
Welcome aboard, ProSim Training Solutions!
The Latin American & Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is pleased to welcome ProSim Training Solutions as a new Affiliate Member, a flight simulation software development and technology company founded in 2011.

June 2, 2022
We are ready for the take off of the 11th ALTA Pan American Aviation Safety Summit
Safety is a key component of the aviation industry; it is the cornerstone of the operation and the main objective of this essential service: to carry millions of people and goods safely to their destination. To support advances in this area, the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) created the ALTA Pan American Aviation Safety Summit, a meeting of experts from airlines, suppliers, organizations, civil aviation directorates, flight schools and airports which will celebrate, after a two-year pause due to the pandemic, its 11th edition.

May 20, 2022
Aviation industry in Latin America and Caribbean calls for Covid travel restrictions to be dropped to sustain recovery
Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC), the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) are calling for all remaining travel related COVID restrictions currently in place across Latin American and the Caribbean to be lifted. These include testing requirements, proof of vaccination, Passenger Locator Forms (PLF) and proof of COVID insurance, as well as dropping mask-wearing for travel within or between countries where these are no longer required in other indoor environments.

May 17, 2022
Connectivity: a catalyst for digital transformation in aviation
The air sector has historically been a leader in technological development, and today digital transformation is not unrelated to the air industry that seeks to cover three areas: technologies for the automation of operations, technologies for the integration of operations and technologies related to sustainability.

May 17, 2022
ICAO invites airlines for multinational certification
Closing the technical agenda of the ALTA CMMA & MRO Conference 2022, Veronica Chavez, Technical Assistance Officer, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), gave a presentation on how the international body has been acting in search of a harmonization of the regulatory structure for maintenance in Latin America and the Caribbean.

May 17, 2022
The future of aircraft maintenance is technology
The second day of the ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference began with a forward-looking panel of one of the most important aviation sectors: aircraft maintenance. For the invited experts, the most relevant issue is to reinvent oneself in a scenario profoundly transformed by the pandemic and the new forms of work.

May 16, 2022
ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference discusses the future of aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean
At the first panel of the ALTA CCMA & MRO 2022 Conference, we had a very productive discussion on the future of aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean with the participation of Hernán Pasman, Head of Operations of the Latam Airlines Group, José Antonio Montero, Chief Financial Officer of COPA and Julio Gamero, CEO of TAG Airlines. The panel was moderated by Alex de Gunten, Heico’s Senior Vice President and Chairman of ALTA’s Steering Committee.