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Priorities for security, environment, privatization and gender parity raised as ICAO Secretary General addresses IATA AGM

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June 13, 2018

ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu addressed the 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Sydney, Australia yesterday, raising a number of points with the attending airline CEOs on the event’s main topics, which this year include constantly evolving security threats, the increased use of sustainable alternative fuels, airport… Read More ›

ICAO Secretary General encourages greater participation of representatives of general aviation

ICAO’s Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu opened the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association’s (IAOPA) World Assembly in Queenstown, New Zealand earlier this week, where she took advantage of the opportunity to encourage representatives of general aviation to be more proactive in their ongoing contributions to ICAO’s work. “ICAO remains fully committed to… Read More ›

ICAO Council adopts new Amendment enabling more integrated and responsive global air traffic management

In an important step toward a more integrated and responsive global air traffic management (ATM) system, the ICAO Council, during its ongoing 213th Session, has adopted a new amendment to Annex 15 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) covering Aeronautical Information Services. ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu highlighted that the… Read More ›

2018 Young Aviation Professional Participants Announced

The competitive selection process for 2018 Young Aviation Professionals Programme was officially completed on 26 February 2018, with the arrival of the three successful candidates. Selected from among over 400 applicants, Ms. Monika Kopoczynska (Poland), Ms. Valentina Chamrai (France and Russia) and Ms. Karine Ung (Canada) will contribute to one or more of the International… Read More ›

Year to date global aviation snapshot (Source: ICAO)

 

Update on national restrictions on electronic carry-on items

A number of ICAO Member States have begun to set out new restrictions on electronic items which can be carried on board passenger flights originating from other States. The international aviation security requirements in this area are contained primarily in Annex 17 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention), which stipulates that passengers… Read More ›

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has held a workshop on Aviation Safety at S7 Training

S7 Training, aviation training centre, and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have held a two-day workshop on Aviation Safety Development for the representatives of aviation authorities, airlines and crew training centres. ICAO chose S7 Training – the largest training centre for aircrew, cabin crew and ground personnel training in Eastern Europe – as a venue… Read More ›

Traffic growth and airline profitability were highlights of air transport in 2016

Preliminary figures released today by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) indicated that the total number of passengers carried on scheduled services reached 3.7 billion in 2016, a 6.0 per cent increase over last year. The number of departures rose to approximately 35 million globally, and world passenger traffic, expressed in terms of total scheduled… Read More ›

ICAO assists Thailand with safety oversight audit finding

“Thailand is a leader in a number of areas of sustainable development in the Asia and Pacific (APAC) Region, and its international tourism growth strongly relies on its effective oversight of safe and secure global air transport connectivity,” Dr. Liu commented during a recent visit to the State. Reiterating his Government’s commitment to ensure ICAO-compliant… Read More ›

Hajime Yoshimura of Japan appointed new president of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission

The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has unanimously appointed Commissioner Hajime Yoshimura to a one-year term as President of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC), the UN civil aviation Organization’s main technical body. Mr. Yoshimura was nominated for the appointment by Japan and his mandate begins on 1 January 2017. He has… Read More ›

Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu re-elected as President of ICAO Council

Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu was re-elected by acclamation today for a second three-year term as President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). “Over the past three years, ICAO has been working tirelessly to promote the importance of civil aviation to socio-economic development, as well as its prioritization in national and regional… Read More ›

ICAO Council President inspires COP22 with positive updates on international aviation emissions

ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu brought an inspirational message of hope and progress on environmental action to help kick off COP22 in Marrakesh this week, citing the momentum generated by the landmark international aviation emissions mitigation decisions forged this October at ICAO’s 39th Assembly. “The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation… Read More ›

Sustainable development of urban areas and international aviation go hand-in-hand

Contributions to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) can be achieved through the enhancement of synergies between the international civil aviation air network, its infrastructure and the urban areas it serves, ICAO‘s Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu explained through an interview with UN News Centre journalists at the Habitat III Conference.   More specifically,… Read More ›

ICAO Welcomes New TIACA Task Force Report on Skilled Personnel and Leadership Challenges.

A Task Force led by The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), with active support from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), announced the completion today of a two-year project on educational needs for the next-generation of managers for the worldwide air cargo industry. The TIACA report… Read More ›

Morocco, International Organizations and IAEA Member States Conduct ‘Bab Al Maghrib’ Exercise to Test Emergency Response to Dirty Bomb Attack.

      Planning for the unthinkable, ‘accident State’ Morocco and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be assessing the effectiveness of a coordinated response to a dirty bomb explosion during a two-day ConvEx-3 emergency exercise beginning 20 November 2013.   58 States and 10 international organizations, including the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO),… Read More ›

ICAO and Canada Sign New Supplementary Agreement.

Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird (seated, left) signs the new ICAO Supplementary Agreement on behalf of the Canadian Government while ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin (seated, right) signs on behalf of ICAO. Also present on the occasion are ICAO Council President Roberto Kobeh González (centre) Quebec International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade Minister… Read More ›

ICAO, Flight Safety Foundation Formalize New Cooperative Agreement on Information Sharing.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) signed a new agreement today, formalizing their plans to cooperatively promote and advance the sharing of aviation safety information and metrics worldwide. The new, collaborative initiative supports ICAO Safety Management System (SMS) guidance that calls for increased monitoring, analysis and reporting of aviation… Read More ›

Stakes High for Passengers and Business at Landmark ICAO Conference.

Seeking to deliver a strategic solution guiding global aviation’s response to the significant capacity challenges projected over the coming decades, over 1 191 government and industry participants arrived at the Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) today for the beginning of a landmark air navigation conference.“Current industry projections are pointing to a doubling… Read More ›

Aviation Groups Unite to Achieve Instantaneous Global System Upgrade.

Culminating years of advance planning and worldwide coordination, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has successfully overseen the global real-time transition to a new aircraft flight plan, helping to usher in a new era in international air traffic management.   Working in close conjunction with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Civil Air… Read More ›

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