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).
The MoU is to further their common objectives of promoting the economic and social development of civil aviation worldwide and supporting the long-term availability of qualified aviation professionals.
“A major focus of IPADIS is to ensure that aviation related policies andprogrammes at the international, regional and national levels in corporate the views and interests of users and meet the needs and expectations of civil society”, commented Dr.Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, founding President of iPADIS.
“As global air transport recovers from the debilitating impact of the COVID-19pandemic, a dynamic partnership between academia and other industrystakeholders can significantly contribute to ensuring its sustainable growth overthe 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”, he stressed.
“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 session.
International Partners for Aviation Development, Innovation and Sustainability, simply known as iPADIS is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) of public and private partnerships that operates on a not-for-profit basis, with headquarters in Montreal, Canada. It was established to lead effective lobby for positive change in the global aviation industry.
The organization consists of people of common vision, interest, and determination to achieve a world where every society enjoys the socio-economic benefits of a safe, secure, efficient, innovative, healthy and environmentally friendly aviation system.