Tuesday, 15 October 2013 10:32
The FAI has recently lost one of its most eminent members: Andre O. Dumas, who presided over the Federation from 1972 to 1974. He died on 17 September 2013 at the age of 90. Dumas’s eventful and busy life was marked by his passion for and devotion to aviation, a world to which he rendered great services for many years within several organisations beside the FAI.
Friday, 11 October 2013 14:39
The resumption of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship was announced on Tuesday in Malaysia during a press conference attended by FAI President John Grubbström and FAI Secretary General Jean-Marc Badan. The FAI will partner the Red Bull Air Race management and provide safety specialists for the Championship which will start in February 2014.
Friday, 11 October 2013 12:00
The sessions of the 107th FAI General Conference were held in Royale Chulan Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 4 and 5 October 2013.
More than 150 delegates from 39 Active, 1 Associate, 1 Temporary Member Countries and 2 Affiliated Members were present, as well as FAI elected Officers, Presidents of Honour, Companions of Honour and delegates appointed by Presidents of Commissions and Observers.
The General Conference was officially opened on Thursday 3 October during a ceremony where FAI Awards and FAI Breitling Awards were presented.
For the first time, an electronic voting system was used during the sessions of the FAI General Conference. This new technology allowed a considerable gain of time during votes and will be re-used in the future.
Monday, 07 October 2013 15:27
The 2013 FAI Awards Ceremony took place last Thursday night at the Royale Chulan Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event, which is one of the highlights of the year for the federation, honours all those who made outstanding contributions to the world of aeronautics and astronautics.
Monday, 23 September 2013 09:36
The world of aviation is today celebrating the 100 jubilee of an event which became a milestone in the history of aviation: the first non-stop flight across the Mediterranean Sea by Frenchman Roland Garros.
Friday, 06 September 2013 10:29
Friday, 28 June 2013 16:36
All the web services including the FAI website, the IGC Ranking List and the IPC Safety Tool were moved to a new FAI managed server on Wednesday.
This is an important step in the implementation of the FAI IT service centre which aims at offering server space to Air Sports Commissions and Event Organisers.
Monday, 17 June 2013 09:48
On Saturday 8 June, 22 Executive Representatives of 17 FAI Members organisations (NACs) and the FAI Executive Board gathered in Hong Kong, China, for the 2013 FAI Active Members' Presidents meeting. Held for the first time in Asia, this meeting was part of the FAI’s desire to encourage and ease the participation of its Asian Members, to give the opportunity to all its other Members to meet with them, and to acknowledge the dynamism of this part of the world in all air sports matters.
Friday, 24 May 2013 16:48
The FAI has today announced the creation of two awards bearing the name of Breitling, the Global Sponsor of the FAI since 2012: The Breitling Milestone Trophy and the Breitling Youngster Award. Both awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony of the FAI General Conference, where the winners will be invited and hosted by Breitling.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 17:16
FAME, the marketing arm of the FAI, the World Air Sports Federation has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the FAI Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM), during the 2013 CIAM Annual Meeting held Friday, April, 20th.
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.
Monday, 08 April 2013 13:39
FAME, the marketing arm of FAI, the World Air Sports Federation has signed Memorandums of Understanding with the FAI Gliding Commission (IGC) and the FAI Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Commission (CIVL).