Future Direction Of International
Civil Aviation (ICAO)
September 02, 2010
- The future growth of the global economy depends upon a robust air
transport sector. At the 37th triennial Session of its Assembly at the
ICAO Headquarters on September 28 though October 8, 2010, the 190 Member
States of ICAO will focus on policies and regulations that will deliver
on systematic and consistent improvements to the level of safety,
security and environmental sustainability of the sector in the years to
high-level officials from a number of Member States and representatives
from some 30 international organizations, representing all aspects of
international civil aviation will participate.
for aviation is to develop more sophisticated tools and techniques to
proactively improve safety in an operating environment that is
increasingly complex, due to the growth in the number of flights
worldwide, the wider range of technologies from older and latest
generation aircraft flying in the same airspace, and the progressive
introduction of remote-controlled airborne vehicles.
The challenge for aviation is to develop more sophisticated tools and techniques to proactively improve safety in an operating environment that is increasingly complex, due to the growth in the number of flights worldwide, the wider range of technologies from older and latest generation aircraft flying in the same airspace, and the progressive introduction of remote-controlled airborne vehicles.
The challenge is
also to further improve the safety of the global system while focusing
on those regions of the world with the highest levels of safety risks.
Accordingly, the Assembly will review for adoption a proposed safety
strategy based on transparency and the sharing of safety information,
the greater involvement of regional safety organizations and increased
cooperation between regulators and industry stakeholders.
bombing of a commercial airliner on 25 December 2009 intensified efforts
to protect commercial aircraft and air transport facilities from
terrorist attacks. The ICAO Assembly will evaluate a range of proposals
to deal with new and emerging threats to the security of flights, as
well as persons on the ground, while accelerating the flow of passengers
at airports. It is also expected to adopt a comprehensive security
policy to further tighten the global security net.
In what is expected to be a landmark decision, the ICAO Assembly will be asked to adopt a policy on climate change that includes even more ambitious goals than those contained in a Program of Action adopted last year by a high-level meeting on aviation and climate change.
constitute the first and to date only globally-harmonized agreement from
a sector for addressing its CO2 emissions. Member States will look at a
number of mitigating measures to further reduce civil aviationís impact
on the environment, including market-based approaches and alternative
fuels for aviation, as well as other technological and operational
initiatives to support the sustainable growth of international aviation.
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United
Nations, codifies the principles and techniques of international air
navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air
transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. Its headquarters are
located in the Quartier International of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The ICAO Council
adopts standards and recommended practices concerning air navigation,
its infrastructure, Flight inspection, prevention of unlawful
interference, and facilitation of border-crossing procedures for
international civil aviation. In addition, the ICAO defines the
protocols for air accident investigation followed by transport safety
authorities in countries signatory to the Convention on International
Civil Aviation, commonly known as the Chicago Convention.
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