Published On: Wed, Sep 10th, 2014

Minister Balborda officially opens the 5th Pan American Aviation Safety Summit

Balborda_SummitWILLEMSTAD – The Minister of Traffic, Transportation and Urban Planning, Mr. Earl Balborda officially opened the 5th Pan American Aviation Safety Summit yesterday.

The Regional Group of Pan-American Aviation Security (RASG-PA) in cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) together with the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) holds this summit every year.

This year, the Government of Curaçao, represented by Minister Balborda, has the honor to host this event. It’s the largest event, which focuses on the aviation security in the Pan-American region.

Actions that are discussed during this two day summit will contribute to the betterment of the aviation security in the American, Caribbean and Latin American regions. During this summit there are trainings, panel discussions and seminars focused on strategies to deal with aspects of safety in the Pan-American region. There is also the opportunity for high executives in the aviation world to share and exchange knowledge and experience with one another.

Another positive aspect for Curaçao is that next to these international aviation organizations, there are also various aviation companies present such as Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, Austral, Avianca, Cayman Airways, Copa Airlines, Fly Montserrat, GOL, InselAir, JetBlue, LAN, TAM, Liat, Sky Airline, Southwest, Tame, and Volaris.

Representatives of airports in the region and also aviation authorities are also attending this summit. Also, representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), IATA, ICAO, BOEING, AIRBUS and EMBRAER are present on the island for this summit.

This summit is an essential part of efforts made by Minister Balborda and his team to improve aviation security in Curaçao and also to promote the island in the International Aviation Transportation world. “This will have a positive impact on the aviation business and it will also demonstrate our commitment to improve our level of security in aviation,” Minsiter Balborda said.

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