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ICAO calls on countries to grant speedy authorization and access for repatriation flights

ICAO issued new advice to national governments on repatriation flights designated as State aircraft, humanitarian flights, or commercial repatriation flights. The move comes as restrictions on air traffic continue to be introduced by many States to contain the spread of COVID-19. The latest recommendations from the UN agency for civil aviation encouraged countries to ensure… Read More ›

ICAO launches COVID-19 contingency coordination tool and new measures to ensure safe operations

  ICAO issued a new State letter today drawing the attention of national governments to new measures aimed at ensuring safe operations during COVID-19, and to a contingency coordination website it will establish through 31 March 2021. The State letter was issued by ICAO Secertary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and comes as more and more aviation service… Read More ›

Rostec Modernizes the Be-200 Amphibious Aircraft for Foreign Markets

Rostec’s United Engine Corporation has presented the project to re-equip the Be-200 amphibious aircraft with the Russian-French SaM146 engine unit. The presentation took place at the ongoing Hydroaviasalon-2018 exhibition in the Russian city of Gelendzhik. The modernization will make it possible to introduce the aircraft on the European and American markets, and also to begin… Read More ›

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 ›

Joint Efforts to Improve Safety.

Industry and Governments Address Safety Over Conflict Zones. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Airports Council International (ACI) and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) in a declaration committing the parties to review processes for the overflight of conflict zones. The high-level meeting was called by… 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 ›

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 ›

EASA publishes new simplified rules for Third Country Operators in the European Union.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published a proposal to establish a single system for the safety approval of Third Country Operators (TCO) operating into, within or out of the European Union (EU). Released in a document known as an Opinion, the proposed rules have been subject to two rounds public consultation in 2011… 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 ›

Strategic Action Plan to Improve Aviation Safety in Africa.

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) urge Ministers attending the African Ministerial Meeting on Aviation Safety being held in Abuja, Nigeria to endorse and adopt the Africa Strategic Improvement Action Plan. The plan will enhance safety by addressing deficiencies and strengthening regulatory oversight in the region… Read More ›

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