The Aeronautical Technological Industrial Park (PITAM) in the town of Morón was the setting for the 1st Aerial Connectivity Forum in Latin America, a call that brought together authorities from across the region to discuss the present and future of the civil aviation industry, and where the JIAAC, through its president Pamela Suárez, participated together with the Ministry of Transport team moderating the panel 3.
It was organized by the ANAC altogether with EASA and the Municipality of Morón. Dissertations of this important day began with a word of welcome from the mayor, Ramiro Tagliaferro and Luc Tytgat, Director of Strategy and Security Management of EASA, after which Aude Maio-Coliche, ambassador of the European Union in Argentina, declare: "Our desire as a European Union is to address the challenges and the new goals together. The European Union and America, both Latin and Central, are two brother continents and for that reason we decided to invest in friendship, of which this forum is an example. "In another passage of her speech the ambassador explained:" We will invest 7 million euros until 2021 to strengthen cooperation in civil aviation by strengthening institutional links. " And he ended his speech urging "to learn and work together to achieve an increasingly secure aviation"
Later on, National Minister of Transportation Guillermo Dietrich, made the opening speech in which he highlighted the work that is being developed from his portfolio to give impetus to civil aviation in the country. "More and more pilots are required in the world. In Argentina we were in another channel, without growing. Today there is more employment in the sector and most of its actors embrace this growth that is taking place in Argentina, "said Dietrich. In addition, he said: "We are generating opportunities and allowing more and more to fly. An event like this is very important. "And he concluded by saying:" We put all our support so that each one of the actors continues to improve the system. "
Pamela Suárez, meanwhile, moderated the panel called "Institutional and Regulatory Framework" of which Manuel Cáceres, director of the Central American Agency for Security in Aviation (ACSA); Tomás Insausti, head of ANAC Argentina; Jaime Binder, Secretary General of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (CLAC) and Luc Tytgat. In his speech Suárez stressed that: "Connectivity is the engine for aviation to grow. Those of us who love aviation say we need to connect. Aviation is synonymous with connection, of people, of economies, of culture, of education, "while stressing that" to achieve that we need uniform regulations. "
"We are all convinced that aviation is an essential element for the growth of our countries and regions. Our region has a great challenge ahead and we must be prepared. And he concluded by emphasizing that "regulation and institutions are the basis that generates the opportunities and conditions to face that challenge" said as a conclusion of the panel.
The 1st Aerial Connectivity Forum in Latin America also had the presence of European aeronautical authorities, such as the Managing Director of AENA (Spanish Airports and Air Navigation), Javier Marín and the Eurocontrol Director Network Manager, Joe Sultana; and representatives of the Iberia, Binter and Flybondi airlines. They were also part of the panels Jesper Venema, representative of the International Air Transport Association (IATA); Arturo Barreira, President of Airbus for Latin America and the Caribbean; Patricio Di Stéfano, president of the Regulatory Body of the National Airport System (ORSNA) of Argentina; and Gabriel Gianotti, president of the Argentine Air Navigation Company, among others.