Message of Condolence

 

It is indeed a very sad moment for International Civil Aviation. The loss of Dr. Kotaite is a particular sad moment. He played a fatherly role when Liberia was in crisis and assured me that he would do his best to help us overcome, and he did exactly that. I will miss him, I therefore extend my deepest sympathy to Mrs. Kotaite and the entire Kotaite family. I also extend my condolences to the ICAO family. May the Almighty Allah forgive and have mercy on him and grant him Ajanah (Heaven).

 

Message of condolence from James Attoh.

 

Letter of condolence from the Mayor of Montréal.

 

Letter of condolence from the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of South Africa.

 

Letter of condolence from the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji.
 
Letter of Condolence from the Civil Aviation Authority of Cape Verde
 

À la triste occasion de la perte de Monsieur : Assad Kotite, je présent toues mes condoléance à la communauté de l'aviation civile et de l'aviation en générale. Ainsi un profond respect pour s famille. que dieu vous accueille dans son vaste paradi.

 

MANSOURI MOHAMED

Ingénieur Aéronautique et Expert en navigabilité

Bonjour chers tous,

 

C'est avec une grande consternation que nous avons appris la triste nouvelle du décès du Dr ASSAD KOTAITE ce 28 février 2014. Je tiens à exprimer au nom de l'Autorité de l'Aviation Civile du Tchad, mes condoléances à toute la communauté de l'aviation qui perd en ASSAD un homme exceptionnel.

 

Chez moi, un adage dit "tant qu'un fort ne meurt, un autre ne surgira pas". Mais un lion (signification de ASSAD en arabe) de la race de KOTAITE est tout simplement introuvable. Je rends hommage au Liban et à l'OACI pour avoir produit un homme rare que nous pleurons aujourd'hui sa disparition.

 

Pas plus tard qu'en novembre dernier, je commandais son dernier livre qu'il nous laisse comme un dernier cadeau.

 

Vas en paix Mr ASSAD, Salam comme celle que tu as tant cultivé dans le monde de ton vivant.

 

Brahim Guihini DADI
Directeur Général
Autorité de l'Aviation Civile du Tchad

 

Letter of Condolence from Minister of Transport Canada.

 

Letter of Condolence from President of AFCAC.

 

Letter of Condolence from Director General of ASECNA.

 

Señor Presidente y Sr. Secretario General OACI.

 

Deseo expresar mis más sentidas condolencias por el fallecimiento del Dr. Kotaite, a quien conocí personalmente en uno de sus viajes a nuestro país. Con 30 años laborando en esta institución aprendí a querer a tan insigne y distinguida personalidad de la aviación. Siento mucho pesar por esta irreparable pérdida física.

 

Descanse en la paz del señor Jesús.

 

Licda. Elizabeth Santamaría de Loo
Centro de Documentación OACI
Autoridad Aeronáutica Civil

 

Letter of Condolence from Landover Company.

 

 

Letter of Condolence from Instituto Dominicano de Aviación Civil.

 

Mr. President:

 

The Delegation of Bolivia on the ICAO Council and myself would like to express our deepest condolence and sadness about the demise of Dr. Assad Kotatite, President Emeritus of the Council.

 

Dr. Kotatite left important contribution to Civil Aviation and to ICAO in safety, global air transport and most noteworthy on the diplomatic front maintaining open the airspace in many strategic parts of the world.

 

Please convey to Dr. Kotaite´s family, friends and colleagues our sincere condolence and may his soul rest in eternal peace.

 

Regards

 

Capt. R. Javier Garcia Soruco
Representative for Bolivia to ICAO Council

 

Letter of sympathy from the Director General of the Philippines.

 

Nous venons d’apprendre avec une profonde tristesse et une grande affliction le décès du Dr ASSAD KOTAITE.

 

La mort du Dr ASSAD KOTAITE nous attriste profondément.

 

Nous nous inclinons devant la mémoire de cet homme exceptionnel qu’il fut, tant par son savoir-faire que par sa carrière remarquable a l’OACI.

 

Son rôle restera inoubliable dans toute la communauté internationale de l’aviation civile.

 

En cette circonstance douloureuse, l’amicale des cadres retraités de l’Office National des Aéroports exprime à toute la famille, ses proches, ses amis, ces vives condoléances et l’expression de notre sympathie et compassion. Implorons le très Haut d’accorder à la famille, réconfort et compassion.

 

Nous sommes à Dieu et à lui seul nous retournons.

 

Les cadres retraités de l’Office National des Aéroports

Moulay Driss El Hassani El Alaoui

President

Dr. O. B. Aliu
President of the Council
International Civil Aviation Organization
Montreal

 

Dear Mr. President,

 

It is with deep regret that we have learned of the demise of Dr. Assad Kotaite, ICAO Council President Emeritus.

 

On behalf of the German Civil Aviation Authorities, former Representatives, Alternate Representatives of Germany on the Council and administrative staff of the German Delegation to ICAO, we would like to express our sincere condolences to you and Dr. Kotaite's family.

 

Dr. Kotaite dedicated his life and his work to ICAO as well as the safe and orderly development of civil air transport.

 

With Dr. Kotaite’s passing ICAO and the world of aviation have lost an outstanding diplomat, expert and politician whose accomplishments will remain part of world history. He will be remembered not only by the ICAO family, but also the world.

 

Ulrich Schwierczinski, Rolf Monning and Rhéa Grütter
Delegation of Germany to ICAO

 

C est avec une grande tristesse que j ai appris le décès de Feu Assad Kotait Cet homme d honneur qui a milite pour le développement de l Aviation Civile Internationle au sein de l OACI dont il était président . J ai toujours en mémoire le jour de la visite Qu il effectue à l Aeroport d agadir Almassira Que Dieu le garde en sa miséricorde

 

L Zakri

ex directeur de l Aerport D Agadir Almassira au Maroc

 

On behalf of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) and its Members, I wish to convey our deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Dr. Assad Kotaite, whose passion and dedication to the development of international civil aviation has left a true legacy and an indelible mark. He was a strong supporter of the air traffic management community, for which he will forever be remembered and appreciated. I had the personal privilege to work closely with Assad and to be able to count on him as a close and humorous friend, wise counsellor and an inspiration to humanity with his gentleness, wisdom and compassion. Thank you, Assad.

 

Jeff Poole,

Director General, CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation)

 

The Greek Delegation to ICAO joins with others in the Aviation Community in commemorating the loss of Dr. A. Kotaite who left this earthly world at the age of 89. His contribution was substantive and his legacy will be remembered in the history of the United Nation system.

 

Last year, ICAO presented Dr. Kotaite with the 40th Edward Warner Award in recognition of his diplomatic endeavors to the orderly development of the International Civil Aviation.


On behalf of this Delegation, I wish to extend deep condolences and sympathies to the family of the bereaved and the Presidentship of ICAO Council.


May God rest his soul in peace and strengthen his family to keep his memory alive.


Ambassador Evangelos N. Damianakis

Permanent Representative of Greece to ICAO

 

It was with great sadness that the International Association of Institutes of Navigation learned of the passing of Dr Assad Kotaite. We were delighted when he accepted our John Harrison Award in recognition of 'an outstanding contribution to navigation', but we appreciate that he made a huge contribution to many other aspects of civil aviation over a very long period. His work and devotion will be felt by us all for many years to come.

Please pass on our condolences to Dr Kotaite's family.


David Broughton

Secretary General

International Association of Institutes of Navigation

 

Doctor

Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu

Presidente del Consejo

Organización de Aviación Civil Internacional

 

Respetado señor Presidente:

 

Con profunda tristeza hemos recibido la noticia del fallecimiento de uno de los líderes más importante de la Aviación Civil, como lo fue y lo seguirá siendo el señor Assad Kotaite. Para la aviación mundial fue maravilloso contar con un representante en la OACI quien en sus diferentes cargos entre los que asumió la Secretaría General y Presidencia del Consejo, dejó un importante legado para nuestros Estados.

 

La visión clara que el Doctor Kotaite tenía de la aviación, permitió grandes desarrollos en el mundo entero y logró crecer, no solo la Organización de Aviación Civil Internacional (OACI) sino el transporte aéreo de forma ordenada y segura.

 

Colombia presenta a la Organización de Aviación Civil Internacional, sus más altos sentidos de pésame por esta lamentable perdida y extiende las condolencias a los familiares y amigos, seguros que sus legados han quedado en los corazones de la aviación mundial.

 

Cordialmente,

 

Santiago Castro Gomez

Director General

 

I have been in this aviation field for over thirty five years. As I rose through the ranks I have always been a great admirer of this humble but very effective statesman. On behalf of my family and my own behalf, I convey our heart-felt condolences to the family of the late Dr. Kotaite.

 

May the Almighty rest the soul of this fallen hero, internal peace.

 

Aspedito Mfugale

Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority

Dar es Salaam

En nombre de la Misión Permanente de la República Dominicana ante el Consejo de la OACI y del mío propio, queremos expresar nuestro profundo sentir por el fallecimiento del señor Dr. Assad Kotaite. Su recuerdo permanecerá por siempre y sus enseñanzas continuarán inspirándonos para hacer de la aviación civil internacional un medio que permita la integración de nuestros pueblos, el desarrollo económico y la paz, basados en el respeto, el diálogo para la solución de las controversias y la cooperación para el desarrollo de los objetivos de la aviación civil mundial.

 

Que su alma descanse en paz.


Carlos A. Veras

Embajador

Representante Permanente de la República Dominicana

ante el Consejo de la OACI  

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