DR wins vice-presidency of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (CLAC)

The Dominican Republic was unanimously elected to the second vice-presidency of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC), the region’s most important international organization in the field.

The announcement was made during the XXIV assembly, which is being held in Montevideo, Uruguay from March 23-25.

The Executive Committee of CLAC is made up of the president and four vice presidents, who are elected for a two-year term to administer, coordinate and direct the work program established by the Assembly, and may form committees and working groups.

During the two years that the Dominican Republic will occupy the second vice presidency of the organization, according to the president of the JAC, this entity will dedicate its efforts to the organization in the face of the challenges ahead and to raise the standards of civil aviation in the region.

Marte Piantini reiterated his commitment to comply with international standards governing commercial civil aviation, according to the rules and methods recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which will allow the Dominican Republic to continue to remain within the quality standards that ensure the safety of air operations to and from the Dominican Republic.

The president of the JAC said in Montevideo that from the second vice-presidency that the country will occupy, “he will continue to promote the strategic objectives of the organization, primarily in the integration of air transport in Latin America”.

Before the President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Secretary General, Salvatore Sciacchitano and Juan Carlos Salazar, respectively, Jaime Binder, Secretary of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC); Steve Dickson, in charge of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and other civil aviation authorities from Latin American countries, Marte Piantini also noted that the Dominican Republic is working at the national level to continue providing an enabling environment for the development of sustainable civil aviation in the country, expanding connectivity.

As examples, he pointed out the project to establish general guidelines and best practices for passengers with disabilities and the Action Plan of the Systemic Assistance Program, both carried out with the ICAO Regional Office for North, Central America and the Caribbean, as well as the signing of air transport agreements with other States.

Likewise, during the Assembly meeting, the president of the Civil Aviation Board, on behalf of the Dominican Republic, detailed the commitment he is making to civil aviation in the region with the aim of integrating regional air transport and promoting the development of connectivity for all users in Latin America and the Caribbean. “The country’s participation in these areas is a reflection of the State commitment of the current government headed by the President of the Republic Luis Abinader in civil aviation,” said Marte Piantini.

Dominican Republic in the LACAC
During its XXIV Assembly, the Executive Committee of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC) was formed as follows: Uruguay (President), Guatemala (First Vice President), Dominican Republic (Second Vice President), Chile (Third Vice President) and Brazil (Fourth Vice President).

The CLAC is an international organization of a consultative nature and its conclusions, recommendations and resolutions are subject to the approval of each of the member states. It was created in 1973 as a regional organization resulting from the consensus of the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Its main objective is to provide Latin American civil aviation authorities with an adequate structure within which to discuss and plan all measures required for the cooperation and coordination of civil aviation activities.

According to the official, an alloy of steel and nickel is exported from the Dominican Republic, hence the name ferronickel, but what is calculated is that when a material is shipped, it has a content of 33% nickel and 67% iron.

Starting from this point, the Center for Export and Investment of the Dominican Republic (ProDominicana) publishes in its portal that the Dominican Republic during 2021 exported US$440.55 million, and between January and February 2022 it has exported US$92.72 million.

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