Aero Expo Panama Pacific will be held at the Panama Pacific Airport on April 20 and 21 2017, and will bring together companies linked to the Latin American aeronautical industry.
The website states that"...Aero Expo 2017 Panama Pacific is the most important event for general and private aviation in Latin America.It will explore the latest trends in the business aviation and helicopters sector in Latin America, the Caribbean and Panama.
Copa Airlines has announced that from 2018 it will transfer the servicing of its aircraft to the new 10 thousand square meter construction hangar is to be constructed in Tocumen.
The construction process, which requires an investment of $15 million, started a few days ago and will be completed in 2018.The airline plans to transfer all aircraft maintenance operation from the second half of 2018.
While hundreds of millions of dollars are being invested in Tocumen Airport, the Panamanian Civil Aviation Authority does not have the capacity to exercise its responsibility to carry out supervision.
The economy with the greatest air connectivity in the region does not have, according to the ICAO, the necessary resources to deal with an air crash, indicating that training for air traffic monitoring staff is insufficient.
The new parking platform raises to 22 the number of aircraft that can be attended to simultaneously at the international airport in San Salvador.
Elsalvador.com reports that "...The work represents the first expansion project with a direct impact on customer service for passenger aircraft at San Salvador International Airport in the last 18 years and will be crucial in improving its operational capacity."
The National Naval Air Service is preparing tenders for $13 million in 2017 for the purchase of new vessels and aircraft.
The amount has already been approved by the Cabinet Council and included in the budget for the Naval Air Service (Senan) 2017.
Prensa.com reports that "...For example, as part of the continuity of the improvement program for air and maritime equipment for the areas of West Panama, Arraiján, Veracruz and Cocolí, which ends in 2018, and the equipment program for the air transport squadron, the Senan will be acquiring two aircraft.One of which will have capacity for 19 passengers for $5 million, and another for $4 million 975 thousand 710. "
In countries where airlines work closely with airport authorities and governments, the sector's development has been remarkable, as is the case of Panama.
Air connectivity in Latin America and the Caribbean is expensive: there are 130 different taxes on airfare, costs which are charged to companies, individual travelers, the aviation industry and tourism in general. Therefore, in countries where airlines work closely with airport authorities and governments, the sector's development has been remarkable, said Tony Tyler, CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to Martesfinanciero.com.
The FAA is studying investing in the airfields of Tonosí, Puerto Armuelles, Puerto Obaldia and Jaqué and in a new administration building.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced that they are considering renovating the runways at air terminals in Tonosi (Los Santos), Puerto Armuelles (Chiriqui), Puerto Obaldia (Guna Yala) and Jaque (Darien) having found them in poor condition. The amount of investment required is still under study.
With a school of aeronautical firefighters, a center for aircraft maintenance and better programs of aviation mechanics, the country aims to become a regional aviation cluster.
Although the promised expansion of the international airport Ronulfo Monsignor is still going at a slow pace, the area of aviation training and commercial aircraft maintenance is prepared to improve its services and turn the country into a hub for the aircraft industry at the regional level. Mario Martinez, director of the Central Institute of Aeronautics Training (ICCAE), told Elsalvador.com that "... it is right time for the country to take advantage of all the elements that it can intergrate in order to be eligible to be a cluster in the coming years. 'The location we have is key. We can create a first class logistics platform. '"
In 40 thousand square meters of the Enrique Jimenez airport, a repair station for commercial wide-body aircraft will be set up, with an investment of $35 million.
The Board of Directors of Tocumen SA has endorsed the proposal originally presented in July by an enterprise founded on foreign capital, now associated and represented by local investors, to develop a maintenance workshop at the airport in Colon to provide aircraft servicing.
In the project for a fourth bridge over the Canal consideration is being given to relocating the activities currently carried out in the airport Marcos A. Gelabert, to the airport at Howard.
Directors of the Panamanian Aviation Association (APA) expressed their disagreement over the possible closure of the airport in Albrook to lawmakers in the Commission on Communication and Transport of the National Assembly.
A proposal has been made to build a maintenance workshop for commercial aircraft in an area of 8 hectares in the Enrique Jimenez airport, with an investment of $35 million.
The project was proposed to Tocumen SA by a foreign company, and the proposal has already been presented to the Board of Directors of Tocumen, and "the proponent is expected to close the financing stage in order to make progress 'as soon as possible'".
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