NASA, OACI, AIRBUS and GOMSPACE at F-AIR COLOMBIA 2017
- Satellite capabilities, advanced space solutions and the development of the Colombian aerospace industry are some of the themes developed in the academic agenda of F-AIR Colombia 2017.
- The fair organized by the Civil Aeronautics and the Colombian Air Force and operated by Corferias, will be until July 16th at the José María Cordova International Airport in Rionegro, Antioquia
Bogota, Colombia. July 14th. During the VIII edition of the most important aeronautical fair of the region, F-AIR COLOMBIA 2017, will be announced the technological developments and innovations around the aeronautical industry with the presentations by experts of the aeronautical sector of Canada, the United States, Denmark, France and Colombia.
"We consider it is important to bring knowledge to our visitor and professional public, through talks led by renowned international personalities and industry experts. We are visited by Luis Alberto Duarte, Meshesha Belayneh, Josian Fabrega, among others "says Coronel Edgar Sánchez Canosa, Deputy Director of Civil Aeronautics and Director of F-AIR Colombia 2017.
For this 2017, international companies will be able to be part of the business schedule, in a space that seeks to surpass the 672 commercial appointments made in the previous edition.
Academic spaces for professionals were scheduled for July 13th and 14th, from 9:00 a.m. At 04:30 p.m., and for general public will be the weekend, from 9:00 a.m. At 5:00 p.m., at the José María Cordova International Airport, in Rionegro, Antioquia.
As part of the inauguration of F-AIR COLOMBIA 2017 on July 13th, three conferences were held on the academic agenda, under the responsibility of General Carlos Eduardo Bueno Vargas, Commander of the Colombian Air Force, with the topic " FAC policy for the development and use of satellite capacities in the development of the FAC's Typical Operations "
Also, Dr. César Augusto Ocampo, Director of COLCIENCIAS, spoke on "Spatial development as a source of new knowledge for the country", and Mr. Meshesha Belayneh Woldeselassie, Head of the Global Aviation Training Office in Montreal, Canada, made his presentation on "Global and Regional Implementation of OACI Training Activities".
Academic agenda scheduled for July 14th and Saturday, July 15:
9:00 a.m.: Director of Development and Sales for Latin America of Airbus Space and Defense Josian Fabrega, will exhibit about "The Rosetta Mission: the first mission to orbit around a comet, sending a landing module Philae to its Surface”
2:00 p.m.: Igor Alonso Portillo, Director of business development - Americas of GOMSPACE, will be in charge of the presentation "FACSAT Program - Driving Colombia to the heights thanks to advanced space solutions based on nanosatellites"
9:15 a.m.: "Production transformation of the aeronautical sector" will be the presentation by Dr. Luis Fernando Mejía, Director of National Planning.
3:00 pm. - 4:00 p.m.: PHD Luis Alberto Duarte Celis, Head of Propulsion Engineering for the X-33 space vehicle; Co-chair of the engineering and security panel at the Marshall Space Center, will speak on the "Relevance and Potential Reach of a Space Agency of the Nation"
4:30 p.m.: La “Presentación de las fortalezas para la inversión desde 4 atributos de la Ciudad/Región” será dirigida por el Director Ejecutivo ACI Medellín, Sergio Escobar Solórzano.
Saturday - July 15th
9:00 a.m.: Speaker Andrés Parra of the Civil Aeronautics will talk about the "Current state and perspectives of RPAS (drones) in Colombia".
F-AIR COLOMBIA 2017, organized by the Colombian Air Force and Civil Aeronautics, operated by Corferias, will bring 15 national and international delegations from 8 countries, more than 200 exhibitors and businessmen from the most renowned aeronautical industry brands, specialists in civil and military aviation, who will expose the latest developments in the supply of goods and services in aerospace technology, radars, radio aids, drones, satellites, ground support equipment and aerospace medicine, among others.