A Flight to the Future

November 1, 2022

DCCA’s 1st International Sustainable Air Transportation event

ORANJESTAD - “The month has finally arrived where the Dutch Caribbean Cooperation of Airports (DCCA) will kick off the 1st International Sustainable Air Transportation event - A Flight to the Future – being held between 7 – 11 October 2022. “We are excited to welcome both local and international attendees from the Dutch Caribbean islands, The Netherlands and the (Latin) America region to share knowledge and create dialogue on the future of aviation and also on interisland connectivity in the Dutch Caribbean. We are honored to be able to host this event in Aruba and are more than proud to have the first electric flights in the Caribbean with the Pipistrel Velis Electro performed during that week” said Joost Meijs, CEO of Aruba Airport Authority N.V., as DCCA Chairman.

The Dutch Caribbean Cooperation of Airports (DCCA) is a cooperation between all six Caribbean Airports within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. DCCA’s objective is to improve the general quality of each individual airport by facilitating mutual assistance and efficient exchange of information, transfer of knowledge and sharing of expertise with the goal of achieving economies of scale. DCCA aims to present future focused alternative air transportation options to improve interisland connectivity between the Dutch Caribbean Islands and is organizing the 1st international Sustainable Air Transportation event called - A Flight to the Future - in Aruba from November 7 through 11, 2022.

During the entire event week, speeches and presentations will be given, panel discussions will be held, masterclasses will be provided, and daily electric flight demonstrations will be performed with the Pipistrel Velis Electro at Aruba Airport. The Pipistrel Velis Electro is the 1st certified electric aircraft in the world. The knowledge shared during the week of the event will be different each day. Key themes will be:

  • Discover the Undiscovered, focusing on Sustainable Aviation,
  • Built for Experience, focusing on Sustainable Tourism,
  • Pushing the limits: changing the Future, focusing on Sustainable Airport Operations,
  • Reality Check, focusing on current Research and Investments,
  • and Connecting Generations, which will give the local community the chance to experience the Pipistrel Velis Electro up close.

Participants to A Flight to the Future event include a wide variety of local and international stakeholders within the aviation and tourism industry of the Dutch Caribbean islands and the wider Latin America & Caribbean region. These include airport colleagues, airline CEOs, tourism authorities, Civil Aviation authorities, education partners, environment partners and persons representing entities that in one way, or another will positively impact travel between the islands in the (near) future.

Free virtual registrations are still available for the event which is set to be livestreamed via YouTube on November 7 through November 10, 2022. For more information on the event and the virtual registration, please visit our DCCA website www.dccaairports.com.


“A Flight to The Future”

Aeropuertonan di DCCA ta presenta prome evento internacional di transporte aereo sostenibel

“Finalmente e luna a yega caminda e Dutch Caribbean Cooperation of Airports (DCCA) lo duna inicio na su prome evento internacional tocante tranporte aereo sostenibel, A Flight to the Future, un evento cu lo inicia dia 7 di november y caba dia 11. Nos tin e placer pa yama bonbini na tur persona local y internacional for di e islanan di Caribe Hulandes, for di Hulanda, y e region di Latino America pa comparti conocemento y crea un dialogo tocante e futuro di aviacion y alabes tocante e conectividad entre e islanan di Caribe Hulandes. Pa aeropuerto e ta un honor di por organisa e evento aki na Aruba y nos ta mas cu orguyoso di por conta cu e prome vuelonan electrico den Caribe cu e Pipistrel Velis Electro durante e siman di e evento”, tabata palabranan di Joost Meijs, Chief Executive Officer di Aruba Airport Authority N.V., como presidente di DCCA.

Dutch Caribbean Cooperation of Airports (DCCA) ta un cooperacion entre e seis aeropuertonan Caribense denter di Reino Hulandes. E meta di DCCA ta pa mehora e calidad general di cada aeropuerto individual pa medio di facilita asistencia mutuo y intercambio eficiente di informacion, transferi conocemento y intercambia experiencia cu e meta pa logra un economia di escala den shete elemento clave cu ta inclui, entre otro, innovacion, sostenibilidad, regulacion, siguridad y proteccion, desafio di salud p’e aeropuertonan, asistencia na emergencia, conexion y mantencion aereo stabiel y accesibel, infrastructura y maneho di proyecto.

Teniendo na cuenta tur obhetivo menciona, DCCA tin como meta pa presenta diferente opcion di transporte aereo alternativo cu enfoke den futuro p’asina mehora e conectividad entre e islanan den Caribe y p’e mes motibo aki ta organisa e prome evento internacional di transporte aereo sostenibel cu ta hiba e nomber di - A Flight to the Future Event - cu lo tuma luga na Aruba for di 7 pa 11 di november 2022.

Durante henter e siman di e evento, lo duna diferente discurso y presentacion, alabes lo realisa diferente panel di discusion, lo provee varios masterclass y lo realisa algun demostracion diario di vuelo electronico cu Pipistrel Velis Electro na nos aeropuerto. Pipistrel Velis Electro ta e prome avioan electrico certifica na mundo. Cada dia e conocemento comparti durante e siman di e evento lo ta diferente. E temanan clave lo ta:

  • Discover the Undiscovered, enfocando riba aviacion sostenibel
  • Built for Experience, enfocando riba turismo sostenibel
  • Pushing the limits: changing the Future, enfocando riba operacionan na aeropuerto sostenibel
  • Reality Check, enfocando riba investigashonnan andando y inversionnan
  • Connecting Generations, dunando e comunidad un oportunidad pa expriencia e Pipistrel Velis Eletcro di serca.

E participantenan na e evento “A Flight to the future” ta inclui un variedad amplio di stakeholders local como tambe internacional denter di e industria di aviacion y turismo di e islanan di Caribe Hulandes, e region mas amplio di Latino America y Caribe. Tambe ta conta cu diferente colega di aeropuerto, directornan di industria di aviacion, autoridadnan di turismo, autoridadnan di aviacion civil, socionan educativo, socio ambiental y personanan cu ta representa e entidadnan cu di un of otro manera tin un impacto positivo den e biahenan entre e islanan den un futuro (cercano).

Ainda tin posibilidad pa registra y atende e evento aki di manera virtual cu lo ta transmiti “live” a traves di YouTube di 7 pa 10 di november 2022. Pa mas informacion tocante e evento y pa por registra participashon virtual, por bishita e website www.dccaairports.com.