NGOs collaborate to troubleshoot aviation challenges, build capacity2 min read
Two independent non-governmental organizations who are committed to troubleshooting every iota of challenges in air transport and finding customized solutions through research and capacity building have begun fine-tuning areas of mutual collaboration with the view to positively impact aviation globally.
To this end, the two Canadian based organizations, International Partners for Aviation Development, Innovation and Sustainability (iPADIS) and the International Association of Aviation and Aerospace Education (ALICANTO), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further their common objectives.
A joint media statement by iPADIS and ALICANTO revealed that both organizations are committed to promoting the economic and social development of civil aviation worldwide and supporting the long-term availability of qualified aviation professionals.
According to Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, the founding President of Ipadis, “a major focus of iPADIS is to ensure that aviation related policies and programs at the international, regional and national levels incorporate the views and interests of users and meet the needs and expectations of civil society”, he commented.
The former President, International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, explained that “as global air transport recovers from the debilitating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a dynamic partnership between academia and other industry stakeholders can significantly contribute to ensuring its sustainable growth over the coming decades”
He further explained that “universities and institutions of higher learning are well-positioned to help identify and address emerging issues and challenges, including attracting and training of younger aviation professionals to operate, manage and maintain the future international air transport system”, he stressed.
ALICANTO Co-Chair, Angela C. Albritton, said: “ALICANTO is honoured to collaborate with iPADIS to further our common goals of developing innovative, high-quality solutions to support the international civil aviation industry.” She said.
Angela C. Albritton, who is from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, added that the “collaborative initiatives planned by the two Montreal-based organizations include emerging areas of aviation-related research, data analysis, working groups and think tank sessions.”
iPADIS is an independent, international non-governmental organization (NGO) of public and private partnerships. It operates on a not-for-profit basis to lead effective advocacy for positive change in the global aviation industry.
It actively promotes the development of international civil aviation in an innovative, sustainable and socially responsible manner.
ALICANTO is a non-profit organization incorporated in Canada and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Its mission is to be a global advocate for aviation and aerospace education and to represent, promote and support the interests of its membersShare