ACI-LAC Safety Committee

The ACI LAC Safety Committee is a standing body responsible for promoting operational best practices and formulating collective positions for airport operators on issues related to airport safety. Its structure and meeting rules are defined in its terms of reference by the ACI-LAC Guidelines for Committees document.

The current chair and members are listed below:

  • Chair: Isleny Posada, OPAIN
  • Vice-Chair: Virginia Valverde, AERIS Holding Costa Rica
  • Committee Secretary: Francisco Medela ACI-LAC


The next ACI-LAC Safety Committee Meeting will be held together with the ACI-LAC Airport Safety and Operations Forum in:


To be announced soon
Guadalajara, Mexico

ACI-LAC Safety Committee Documents


Guide for Maintaining Runways in Accordance to Annex 14 of ICAO

This guide is developed to provide Latin American and the Caribbean airport community a suitable and expedite guide about references and the best practices on runway maintenance according to ICAO’s SARP’s (Standards and Recommended Practices) and other related documentation. The guide presents “best practices” currently implemented at some airports as well as it provides references from IATA, ACI, the Flight Safety Foundation and FAA Advisory Circulars, focused on runway maintenance that may prevent Runway Excursions (RE), which is the most common runway maintenance-related type of incidents.

For further information of this Committee, please contact the Committee Secretary Francisco Medela, ACI-LAC Industry Affairs Manager at