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ICAO leaders highlight strong European aviation performance and forecast growth challenges at 36th ECAC Plenary

Montréal and Strasbourg, 12 July 2018 – Accelerating traffic growth and emerging challenges on the safe integration of drones, commercial space flights, and artificial intelligence were some of the key points addressed in Strasbourg, France where ICAO’s Council President and Secretary General took part in the European Civil Aviation Conference’s (ECAC) 36th Plenary Session. In

ICAO and UNODC to strengthen joint security efforts targeting international trafficking and terrorist activities

Montréal and London, 2 May 2018 – ICAO Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Mr. Yury Fedotov, took an important step today to bolster global efforts targeting international terrorism and transnational crime. The two leaders met in London to sign a new

UNODC and ICAO sign partnership to strengthen airport security against crime, terrorist threats

VIENNA/LONDON, 2 May 2018 (UN Information Service) — The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, and the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Fang Liu, signed a memorandum of understanding today to enhance the security of international air transport systems to counter transnational organized criminal

In advance of World Tourism Day, ICAO and major aviation groups launch new joint report on economic benefits of air transport

  Montréal, 25 September 2017 – Aviation is essential to the economic development of cities, countries and regions everywhere, but governments can only optimize its benefits by addressing the sector’s critical infrastructure and resource needs in their national development strategies. That’s one of the key messages being conveyed jointly by ICAO and international aviation’s most

ICAO and Nepal drive multilateral assistance effort to resolve aviation safety concerns

Montréal, 25 August 2017 – ICAO and Nepal have successfully partnered on resolving a Significant Safety Concern (SSC) in the Asia-Pacific State last month, following a comprehensive multilateral assistance effort coordinated under the UN agency’s No Country Left Behind initiative. The aircraft operations SSC rectified through this cooperation was originally identified during a 2013 ICAO

ICAO Secretary General emphasizes need for commitment and action at Ibero-American Climate Change Symposium

Montréal, 21 July 2017 – Stressing that this is a very important moment for our planet and for the air transport sector, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu emphasized this week to the participants of the week-long Ibero-American Symposium on Environment, Civil Aviation and Climate Change, that “it is a time for bold commitments and

Italy’s leadership role in strategic investment in aviation infrastructure

Montréal and Rome, 30 June 2017 – Conducting her first mission to Italy, at the invitation of its Government, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu, encouraged the country’s aviation leaders to pursue their exemplary approach to developing aviation infrastructure and air connectivity, particularly in terms of the effectiveness of its strategic alignment of policies and

ICAO and ACI to collaborate on new airport training

Montréal, 8 June 2017 – ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu, and Airports Council International (ACI) Director General Angela Gittens formalized a new agreement today supporting their agencies’ future cooperation on airport training. The two air transport leaders signed a special Memorandum of Understanding covering their new training partnership, and which will see their organizations

ICAO rapidly reviewing laptop and device restrictions to help balance safety and security concerns

  Montréal, 5 June 2017 – Speaking today during his keynote address to the International Air Transport Association’s Annual General Meeting in Cancun, Mexico, ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu stressed to world airline CEOs that the security and safety risks must be effectively balanced when considering any restrictions on passengers’ personal electronic devices

Historic ‘Dreams Soar’ round-the-world STEM mission takes flight

  Montréal, 15 May 2017 – Shaesta Waiz, the courageous 29 year old pilot of the 2017 ‘Dreams Soar’ solo round-the-world flight for STEM, touched down in Montréal today at Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport and was greeted by a team of ICAO VIPs and the senior management of the STRATOS Aviation flight school. Later