Tag: ICAO

ICAO Safety Report Confirms 2017 as Aviation’s Safest Year

In 2017, there were 4.1 billion passengers travelling by air worldwide on scheduled commercial services. Tragically, these flights resulted in 50 fatalities. Nonetheless, this rate of 12.2 fatalities per billion passengers represents the safest year ever on the record for aviation. The number of fatal accidents also decreased, to 5 from 7 in 2016, which […]

Preventing Human Trafficking by Empowering Aircraft Cabin Crew

Aircraft cabin crew will now have better tools to help them prevent human trafficking on commercial flights after the launch of new ICAO-OHCHR Guidelines for Training Cabin Crew on Identifying and Responding to Trafficking in Persons. The new guidelines were unveiled this morning at an ICAO-OHCHR Forum taking place in Geneva, and are seen as […]

Qatari Jets Intercept Two UAE Civilian Planes Over Bahrain

Qatari fighter jets flew close to two UAE-registered civilian aircraft passing through Bahrain, forcing the captain of one of the flights to alter course to avoid collision. The incident was reported on Monday by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates, which warned of the dangers posed by the Qatari jets. […]

IATA Urges Swift GASeP Implementation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the swift implementation by states of the first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) which was established this week by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). “Flying is secure, but it is also clear that aviation faces security challenges. GASeP has the potential to strengthen security […]

Red Flag Lifted From Thai Aviation Safety

Thai airlines can now add flights to the growing China, South Korea and Japan markets after the U.N. International Civil Aviation Organization removed a red flag against Thailand over safety concerns, officials said on Monday. Thailand was downgraded in June 2015 after its regulator missed a deadline to resolve significant safety concerns, meaning that airlines […]

UN Aviation Agency To Call For Global Drone Registry

The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft.  While the International Civil Aviation Organization cannot impose regulations on countries, ICAO has proposed formation of the registry during a Montreal symposium this […]

Bahrain And UAE Partly Open Airspace For Qatar Airways

Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to open up flight corridors for sanctions-hit Qatar’s state-owned flag carrier Qatar Airways. The Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has been working with “various Middle Eastern states to ensure equitable access to airspace for Qatar-registered aircraft” since sanctions were announced on June 5, ICAO spokesman Anthony […]

Thai Carriers Face Deadline For Recertification

September is looming as a key milestone in Thailand’s effort to recertify all of its airlines with international service. Any Thai carrier that does not complete the recertification process and receive a new air operator’s certificate (AOC) by the end of August will have its international operations suspended, a spokesman for Civil Aviation Authority of […]

Qatar Looks To U.N. To Resolve Gulf Airspace Dispute

Following the escalation of the diplomatic row between Qatar, and Egypt, Bahrain, The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, which has seen the cutting of diplomatic and transport ties, the Gulf state has turned to the United Nations (U.N.) for help. Qatar has sent a letter to the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) governing council […]

ICAO To Seek Global Traffic Management Solutions For Drone Operations

In the near future, an overhead drone delivery or even a flying taxi may enter your daily life. To make these services safe and efficient, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced that it will begin establishing low-altitude traffic management guidance for domestic unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Also it announced that industry, academia and other […]