The Rosario University of Bogotá hosted the Sustainable Aeronautics Forum 2017, coordinated by K2 INGENIERÍA and the SKBO Social Committee, a group made up of different companies of the Colombian Aeronautical Sector.
(SKBO is the ICAO code for the El Dorado airport, and is used as a summary form to talk about the Airport Terminal of the Capital of Colombia)
For 4 years, the SKBO Social Committee, which includes several companies in the Aeronautical Sector of Colombia, promotes technical meetings aimed at sharing, disseminating and stimulating sustainable actions in airlines and Colombian airports. Since its inception, K2 INGENIERÍA has been part of the Committee.
The Sustainable Aeronautics Forum is an academic meeting with the support of the Psychology Program of the Rosario University of Bogotá and its Organizational area. Featured exponents represented companies and entities committed to the environment, the business economy, communities and society.
The selection of exhibitors was first class, headed by the representative of the Colombian Aeronautical Authority and the Aeronautical Studies Center ASC, Sergio ParÍs, who presented the actions of the Entity manifested in spaces such as the Green Airports Meetings, which in 2018 will reach the third version. Tania Chacín, Opaín HSEQ Director, concessionaire of the El Dorado Airport, presented the page “The green side of El Dorado” and presented several sustainable actions of the main airport in the country. Opaín has been one of the regular participants of the Green Airport Meetings since its inception.
The AirPlan concessionaire, who has also been frequently present at the Green Airports meetings, highlighted the actions at the Caraño Airport in Quibdó, presenting the sustainability plan and the first steps for sustainable buildings in this terminal, exposed by Engineer Jhon Jairo Ortíz and Engineer Yesenia Loaiza.
LATAM Airlines has also been a committed and regular participant, has been present since its inception in the SKBO Social Committee and in the Green Airports Meetings. Maria Lara, director of corporate affairs LATAM Airlines Colombia, who presented the Climate Change Management Strategy, spoke on behalf of this outstanding airline.
Avianca was represented by John Karakatsianis, Director of Corporate Citizenship Avianca Holdings. The airline exposed its sustainable social strategy, presenting a novel model of interaction and social action.
Leonardo Amaya intervened for K2 INGENIERÍA, presenting the theoretical model that supports the sustainable social design of the Environmental Monitoring and Quality System of Aerocivil for El Dorado Airport. Aerocivil’s commitment to sustainability allowed the application that K2 INGENIERÍA as a consultant proposed and designed, always with the strong support of the Aeronautical Authority. Leonardo Amaya is Social Director of the Environmental Quality and Surveillance System and professor of the Psychology Program of the Rosario University, host of the Event.