Monday, 22 April 2013 13:16
The FAI has released a new publication, the 2012 FAI Annual Report, designed to present the most notable achievements, developments, facts and challenges of the past year. It is meant to be a reference book for all those who are interested in air sports events and the FAI.
It includes an overview of each air sport, lists of competition results, awards and records, photographs and a lot of other useful information.
Friday, 15 February 2013 10:04
The 2013 Annual Meeting of the FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) was held on 9 February 2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Here are the main decisions and discussions that took place during the meeting:
Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:11
Jean-Marc Badan, the previous FAI Sports Director and Deputy to the Secretary General, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the FAI – the International Air Sports Federation. He will formally take up his appointment in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1st October 2011.
Following the announcement in July of the resignation of Stephane Desprez, the FAI Executive Board started a comprehensive recruitment process, and evaluated a number of highly qualified applicants.
During the last Executive Board meeting which took place this weekend in Arcinazzo, Italy, the FAI Executive Directors have unanimously decided to select Jean-Marc Badan as the new FAI Secretary General.
Jean-Marc Badan, 47, joined the FAI more than 9 years ago, after having flown as an airline pilot for more than 10 years with the former Swissair Airlines. Amongst his activities as a volunteer, he has been a member of the Board and Vice President of the Aero Club of Switzerland, as well as Chairman of the Gruyere Airfield (SUI). He therefore has an extensive knowledge of the aviation industry, the Air Sports environment and more particularly of the FAI infrastructure and governance.
Dr. John Grubbström, FAI President, commented: “Over the past few months the FAI has been engaged in a new management and change process. With the appointment of Jean-Marc Badan, we are very confident that the FAI is now ready to take another major step in bringing the FAI forward.”
On learning of his appointment, Jean-Marc Badan said: “I am very pleased and proud to be taking over this challenging position at the FAI. The FAI and Air Sports not only have a glorious history, but still have a lot of potential for developing new and exciting events in the future. I hope that the experience I have gathered over the past years, especially during the preparation of the 2009 FAI World Air Games, will be of value to all our air sports and members worldwide. I am looking forward to continuing to work with the FAI Family and really believe that, by joining our efforts, we are ready for take-off !”
The FAI Executive Board is convinced that Jean-Marc Badan will contribute promoting air sports throughout the world and further strengthen the FAI’s public profile in the sporting and aviation communities.
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 17:42
On Saturday June 4, in Barcelona, the FAI participated to a joint meeting with the International Motor Sport Federations FIM (Motorcycling), FIA (Automobile) and UIM (Powerboating). During this meeting hosted by FIM, the International Federations formed a Council with a combined initiative to promote sustainable sport. The purpose is to share knowledge and to develop joint environmental and alternative energy projects.