Covenant of Cooperation with the University of Aruba

Signing of Covenant for cooperation between Aruba Airport Authority N.V. and the University of Aruba (UA)

ORANJESTAD - Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA), represented by its CEO Joost Meijs and Director Safety Security and Regulatory Compliance Angeline Flemming, recently signed a Covenant of Cooperation with the University of Aruba (UA) represented by Eric Mijts.

The covenant aims to develop joint activities and foster collaboration in the fields of education, research, service to society and exchange opportunities.

AAA CEO Joost Meijs indicated that sustainability in all facets will be AAA’s key guiding principle for how Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA Airport) does business in the coming years. As Aruba is a part of the worldwide community, AAA has embraced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that have been set by the United Nations.“ The Covid crisis has shown us that entities that do not focus on long term sustainability in all aspects of their business, will not be able to survive the crisis”, said AAA CEO.

This agreement is of utmost importance for the Sustainable Island Solutions through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program (SISSTEM) at UA. Eric Mijts explained that collaboration between the UA and the private sector is essential to foster resilience for sustainable development and to provide opportunities for students to build international expertise within the Aruban context. “In that sense we see AAA as an ideal fit to collaborate on several projects on sustainability and innovation,” Mijts expressed during the signing ceremony.

UA and AAA will initially be collaborating on the topics of autonomous aviation, infrastructure sustainability and on sustainable landscaping.


A firma acuerdo di coperashon entre Aruba Airport Authority N.V. y Universidad di Aruba

ORANJESTAD - Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA), representa door di su CEO Joost Meijs y Director Safety Security and Regulatory Compliance Angeline Flemming, recientemente a firma un acuerdo di coperashon cu Universidad di Aruba (UA) representa door di Eric Mijts.

E acuerdo su meta ta pa desaroya actividadnan hunto y crea espacio pa colaboracion den areanan di educashon, investigashon, servicio comunitario y pa intercambia oportunidad.

AAA su CEO Joost Meijs a indica cu sostenibilidad den tur faceta lo ta AAA su principio pa guia con Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix (AUA Airport) ta haci negoshi den e añanan na caminda. Mirando cu Aruba ta parti di e comunidad mundial, AAA a scohe pa accepta e Metanan di Desaroyo Sostenibel cu Nacionnan Uni a implementa. “E crisis di Covid a mustra nos cu entidadnan cu no ta pone enfoke riba sostenibilidad a largo plaso den tur aspecto di nan negoshi, no lo sobrebibi e crisis”, segun CEO di AAA.

E acuerdo aki ta di suma importancia pa e “Sustainable Island Solutions” por medio di e programa di Sciencia, Tecnologia, Ingenieria y Matematica (SISSTEM) na UA. Eric Mijts di UA a splica cu colaboracion entre UA y sector priva ta esencial pa crea flexibilidad pa desaroyo sostenibel y pa crea oportunidad pa studiantenan riba nivel internacional den e contexto Arubiano. “Den e sentido einan nos ta mira AAA como un fit ideal pa colabora riba diferente proyecto di sostenibilidad y inovashon,” asina Mijts a expresa durante e ceremonia di firmamento.

UA y AAA inicialmente lo colabora riba e topiconan di “Autonomous Aviation”, “Building Sustainability” y “Sustainable Landscaping.”