The first Aviation Leaders Forum on Airlines and Airports Winter Operations

10 October 2011, Andrews Theater, Keflavik Airport, Iceland

Top airports and airlines executives will meet in Iceland on 10 October 2011 and develop the first winter operation procedures standard

Press Release - Monday September 19 - Keflavik, Iceland

Kelir Aviation Academy announces "The first Winter Operation Forum", presented in partnership with ACI, AEA, SITA, Icelandair and the Ministry of Transport in Iceland.


Patron of the Forum:        H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland

Chairman:                           Dr. Kostas Iatrou, Managing Director Air Transport News

Vice-Chairman:                  Mr. Ulrich Schulte-Strathaus, Secretary General AEA

Vice-Chairman:                  Mrs. Catherine Mayer, Vice President SITA


During the winter 2010-11 a number of major airports in Europe have been taken by surprise and reacted slowly or lacked the equipment needed to cope with the conditions like last winter. Other airports in Europe, Canada, the US, Russia, etc., equally affected by the weather, performed excellently, showing that adverse weather need not necessarily to disrupt operations. The Airport and Airlines Winter Operation Forum will allow discussion on the lessons learned from the airports and airlines winter operations in Europe in 2009 and 2010 and how technology, rules, regulations, airports equipment, weather forecasts and personal training must be improved before the next winter snowfalls and storms in Europe.

Invited speakers come from civil aviation authorities in Europe, Russia and the US, the European Commission, EUROCONTROL, EASA, FAA, AEA, ACI, ICAO, IATA, airlines, airports and air navigation service providers, meteorological offices, as well as personnel from research organizations directly involved in supporting the aviation business and international and regional organizations. Top scientists will address the issues of snowfalls and snow distribution.

Air Transport News has been chosen to coordinate this extraordinary multi-diciplinary meeting which will assemble aviation, airports and airlines leaders, experts and policy-makers from all over the world in Iceland on October 10, 2011 to build the basis of what would become the Winter Operation Standard.

Air transport News with the support of ACI, AEA, SITA and Icelandair kindly invite you to joint these expert in order to voice your ideas as well as contributing to this great project.

Discover how the aviation, airports and science communities can work together to increase safety and efficiency in dealing with future winter snowfalls and storms.

Please see below the link for more information such as the topics covered, the agenda of the day, the list of expert involve in this meeting as well as the registration form and recommended hotel.


For further infromation please contact:


Keilir Aviation Academy Keilisbraut 775, IS 235, Asbru, Reykjanesbaer, Iceland Tel. +354 578 4000, Mob. +354 856 2301


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