söndag 20 mars 2011 | Aviation
Urgent Change for Brazilian Aviation
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has praised Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s strategic focus on aviation and urged a quick follow-up with critical reforms to improve the industry’s competitiveness.
“President Rousseff recognized the power of air transport to drive long-term gains in the quality of life in Brazil in her inauguration speech. Her intention to create a ministry-level Civil Aviation Secretariat is an opportunity to achieve change. IATA is eager to use our global expertise to play a collaborative role in delivering on the President’s expectations with a strategic plan focused on competitiveness,” said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s Director General and CEO. Bisignani made his remarks in a speech at the British Chamber of Commerce in Sao Paulo, with Government nominations for key aviation posts imminent.
Bisignani highlighted five critical areas where change was needed: