December 12, 2019
Newsletter Edition # 5

ACI-LAC General Director’s Farewell Message
It has been almost a decade (2010-2019) since I joined this unique airport organization. My first contact with the organization was in 2006 when I used to work for Tocumen International Airport. Throughout these last ten years during my assignment in ACI-LAC I have to sincerely thank to each of the six ACI-LAC Presidents that I worked with: Miguel Southwell (MIA), Philippe Baril (Quiport), Fernando Bosque (GAP), Hector Navarrete (ASUR), Martin Eurnekian (AA2000) and Andrew O´Brian (Quiport)...
Rafael Echevarne is appointed as new ACI-LAC Director General
ACI-LAC Board of Directors has appointed Rafael Echevarne as the new Director General, replacing Javier Martinez who has successfully led the organization since 2010. Rafael is a widely respected aviation professional who has worked in the air transport industry for the past 26 years; having held highly strategic roles in airport companies in the United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, as ACI World’s Director of Economics, and recently as CEO of Montego Bay Airport in Jamaica...


Airport Carbon Accreditation annual report is published

Airport Carbon Accreditation is the global standard for carbon management in the airport industry. The programme was launched in Europe in 2009 and since 2014 it covers all ACI regions. As part of the global efforts in climate mitigation, Airport Carbon Accreditation supports the airport community in reducing its carbon footprint, demonstrating its achievements and sharing knowledge and best practices...

ACI DNA Seminars on Customer Experience Management and Aerodrome Certification

ACI World and ACI-LAC partnered to deliver two key training activities under the ACI DNA Programme. 27 customer experience and marketing managers from 17 airport operators from Latin America and Caribbean participated in the Customer Experience Management Seminar held in Panama City on December 05-06, 2019...

ACI World launches Computed Tomography implementation guide

ACI World has announced the launch of an implementation guide for Computed Tomography (CT) baggage screening technology that offers guidance for airports on the use of CT in order to help improve efficiency and the passenger experience at security checkpoints and highlights the key benefits of the technology in the baggage screening process...

Risk and security challenges for airports and autonomous vehicles

To take stock of recent developments in Automation and share best practices more widely, ACI World has published a new report entitled ‘Autonomous Vehicles and Systems at Airports’, that looks at the status of airport automation and its potential to increase efficiency and provide another level of personalisation to the passenger experience...


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June 19, 2019

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