Tag: ICAO

Vietnam Carriers Allowed to Fly to the United States

Reading Time: 1 minute The FAA of the US Department of Transportation announced that Vietnam has been granted a Category 1 rating under the agency’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, which means that the Vietnam’s civil aviation authority complies with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards for personnel licensing, operations, and airworthiness. With the Category 1 rating, Vietnamese air carriers […]

ICAO: Solid Passenger Traffic Growth in 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute Preliminary figures released by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) show a total of 4.3 billion passengers were carried by air transport on scheduled services in 2018. This indicates a 6.1 per cent increase over 2017. The number of departures rose to approximately 38 million globally, and world passenger traffic grew solidly at 6.7 per […]

ICAO Safety Report Confirms 2017 as Aviation’s Safest Year

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 […]