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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

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

[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 

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

Freedoms of the Air: the ICAO definitions

One often hears about the 5th freedom when airlines are allowed to operate in countries other than their own. What does it really mean? Here...

ICAO announces highlights of 2016: airline profitability and passenger growth

Preliminary figures released by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) indicated that the total number of passengers carried on scheduled services reached 3.7 billion...

Airbus welcomes first-ever Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation

Industry agreement signed at ICAO Assembly Airbus welcomes the climate agreement reached by governments at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, October 5th. The...

Historic agreement reached to mitigate international aviation emissions at UN’s aviation agency

Government, industry and civil society representatives have agreed today on a new global market-based measure (GMBM) to control CO2 emissions from international aviation The historic...

Boeing supports ICAO adoption of carbon-offset system

Boeing today released the following statement in response to the International Civil Aviation Organization's adoption of a carbon-offset system: Boeing commends the International Civil Aviation...

ICAO reaches historic global accord on aviation emissions. A4E welcomes the deal.

International agreement paves the way for EU to adjust its own environmental legislation. Airlines ready to support effective transition mechanism. A4E welcomes the historic...

ICAO condemns Atatürk Airport attacks

The leaders of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) today expressed their strong condemnation of yesterday’s terrorist bombings at Ataturk Airport, and their deep...

The UN aviation agency ICAO condemns Brussels attacks

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has expressed its strong condemnation of yesterday’s terrorist bombings in Brussels, stressing its deep condolences for the victims...

ICAO council (a UN agency) prohibits lithium-ion cargo shipments on passenger aircraft

The 36-State ICAO Governing Council adopted a new aviation safety measure today which prohibits, on an interim basis, all shipments of Lithium-ion batteries as...

New ICAO aircraft CO2 standard one step closer to final adoption

An eagerly awaited aircraft CO2 emissions standard made further and important headway today at the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The new environmental measure...

IATA Statement on the successful conclusion of the COP21 in Paris

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the following statement from its Director General and CEO Tony Tyler on the conclusion of the COP...