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European Aviation Associations and EASA join to promote harmonised safe air travel during COVID-19

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European Aviation Associations and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) agreed to strengthen efforts to ensure a consistent and safe travel experience for...

Singapore and the United Kingdom commence trials to improve public health safety for aircrew 

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Singapore and the United Kingdom (UK) are commencing a series of trials to test the crew module of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)...

ICAO Council adopts new COVID-19 aviation recovery ‘Take Off’ guidelines to reconnect the world

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The ICAO Council adopted a new report and recommendations today aimed at restarting the international air transport system and aligning its global recovery. The COVID-19...

ICAO issues new guidance on COVID-19 aviation safety risks 

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ICAO has developed a new publication aimed at helping countries to address the aviation safety risks arising due to the global effects of the...

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

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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...

ICAO Council adopts important environmental standard 

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​The ICAO Council adopted a new standard this week which will reduce civil aviation impacts on local air quality and human health. Applicable to engine...

ICAO Council adopts COVID-19 Declaration 

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Affirming the urgent need to reduce the risks of the spread of COVID-19 by air transport, and to protect the health of air travellers...

ICAO estimates at 4 to 5 billion dollars the economic impact due to Coronavirus travel bans

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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has produced some preliminary forecasts relating to the expected economic impacts from COVID-19 travel bans on international air...

International Civil Aviation Day 7 December: 75 years of connecting the World

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The purpose of International Civil Aviation Day is to help generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation to the...

Airlines welcome significant progress made by Governments on environmental issues at 40th ICAO Assembly

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) commended the significant progress made by governments at the 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The...

Dominica becomes ICAO’s 193rd Member State 

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​ Dominica has now become the 193rd Member State of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) following its official adherence to the Convention on International...

ICAO: Solid passenger traffic growth and moderate air cargo demand in 2018

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Preliminary figures released today by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) show a total of 4.3 billion passengers were carried by air transport on...

Inter-Korean flights to start soon if ICAO grants North Korea’s request

North Korea has requested that the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) review a proposal to establish new routes between DPRK airspace and South Korean...

Continued passenger traffic growth (+7.1%) and robust air cargo demand (+9.5%) in 2017, says ICAO

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A new record 4.1 billion passengers were carried by the aviation industry on scheduled services in 2017, according to the preliminary figures released today...

Today (7 December) is International Civil Aviation Day

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL8Iohnj2bM?rel=0&showinfo=0]  International Civil Aviation Day was established in 1994 as part of ICAO’s 50th-anniversary activities. In 1996, pursuant to an ICAO initiative and with...

Tuvalu becomes ICAO’s 192nd Member State 

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Tuvalu has now become the 192nd Member State of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) following its official adherence to the Convention relative à l'aviation...
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Worldwide first for Belgocontrol meteo service

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As of recently, Belgocontrol has been sending its operational meteorological data to its international partners in a new data format. The meteorological service of...

Qatar files complaint with ICAO over Al Arabiya report showing one of its planes shot down

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Doha says the Saudi TV channel's video report showing a Qatar Airways plane being shot down 'terrorises' travellers Qatar has filed a complaint before the...

ICAO, the specialised aviation agency of the United Nations, celebrates its 70th anniversary

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The Second World War was an important catalyst for the technical development of aviation. During this time, as long-distance flights became possible, aviation facilities,...

Airports around the world are taking steps to meet the anticipated increase in passenger traffic

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Airport construction and expansions to cope with capacity constraints Sufficient airport capacity is critical for a safe, efficient and competitive aviation system. There isn’t much flexibility...