Programmes & Projects

Projects & Services

In carrying out its mission, iPADIS advocates, campaigns and lobbies globally for an aviation industry that develops in a sustainable manner and continually innovates to meet its evolving social responsibilities. iPADIS further acts as a platform for improved communications, networking and knowledge sharing among its members and stakeholders. Specific activities and projects include, where applicable:

  • Lobby and collaborate at global, regional and national levels with government and relevant stakeholders to influence necessary changes in public policies, legislation and regulations;
  • Conduct relevant studies and develop draft policies in collaboration with universities, academic institutions and policy think tanks;
  • Organize and conduct conferences and forums, policy roundtables and dialogues, seminars and workshops;
  • Promote and facilitate informal consultations and track two diplomacy towards convergence of views, collaboration and resolution of conflicts among States and industry stakeholders;
  • Source funding and provide aviation training and scholarships to benefit the aspiring young male and female generation as well as aviation professionals from developing countries and local underprivileged communities;
  • Source resources and support the quick restoration of air services to enable timely delivery of food, medicines and other humanitarian relief materials to disaster areas after earthquakes, hurricanes and floods and during health epidemics, and medical and other emergencies; and
  • Raise funds, grants, donations and other resources from the public and private organizations to support its activities and charitable causes.

In conducting these activities and projects, iPADIS collaborates in areas of common interests and activities with:

  • States, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other United Nations (UN) and regional State agencies such as the African Union (AU), the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC), the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) and other intergovernmental regional organisations.
  • Industry organizations, aircraft Manufacturers and other aviation organisations;
  • World Bank, regional banks and other financial institutions;
  • NGOs, charitable organizations and Foundations; and
  • Canadian Federal, Quebec Regional and Montreal Municipal partners.

Accessibility Evaluation and Promotion for Air Travel and Tourism (ACCEPT) Programme

The objective of the iPADIS Accessibility Evaluation and Promotion for Air Travel and Tourism (ACCEPT) programme is to assist authorities, and air travel and tourism related organizations to evaluate, at their request, compliance of their procedures with global operational standards, guidelines and best practices for the handling of persons with disabilities. The aim is to help facilitate the seamless flow of passengers requiring assistance by ensuring responsive points of service contact with the travel industry and related services.

ACCEPT helps identify any systemic and operational challenges in all elements of the “door-to-door” value/supply chain of the journey of persons with disabilities.

The ACCEPT process is not an audit or an oversight exercise but rather an expert assessment of a State’s national policy and regulations, as well as the capability of airports and operators to cater to the needs of disabled travelers.

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