The 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 promoting the economic and social development of civil aviation worldwide and supporting the long-term availability of qualified aviation professionals.
This development was contained in a press statement issued and made available to PortNews by iPADIS.
“A major focus of iPADIS is to ensure that aviation-related policies and programmes at the international, regional and national levels incorporate the views and interests of users and meet the needs and expectations of civil society.
“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. Universities and institutions of higher learning are well-positioned to help identify and address emerging issues and challenges, including attracting and training younger aviation professionals to operate, manage and maintain the future international air transport system,” commented Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, founding President of iPADIS.
“ALICANTO is honored to collaborate with iPADIS to further our common goals of developing innovative, high-quality solutions to support the international civil aviation industry,” said Angela C. Albritton, ALICANTO Co-Chair from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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 members.