ICAO Council adopts new international aviation Standards and Recommended Practices for remotely piloted aircraft systems

New aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) adopted at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will enhance safety and accelerate the transformation of the global air navigation system, including the integration of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). “The sustainable development of aviation worldwide requires a performance-driven and service-oriented advanced global air navigation system. Today we […]

WestJet achieves significant reductions in aircraft emissions

Last week, WestJet reported an 11% reduction in its fuel emissions intensity in 2023, compared to 20191. The reductions align with the airline’s commitment to responsible growth and the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) goal for achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The lower aircraft emissions intensity can be attributed to strategic initiatives including […]

ICAO Council appoints Secretary General Salazar for second term

The 36 States on the governing Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) appointed Juan Carlos Salazar, of Colombia, for a second three-year term as Secretary General. Since Mr. Salazar’s appointment on 1 August 2021, the ICAO Secretariat has embarked on a broad transformation of its activities and operations, ushering a new era for this specialized […]

Guyana sets global example with quality carbon offset achievement

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) welcomes the Government of Guyana’s milestone announcement on the authorization of carbon units for use in the Plan de compensación y reducción de carbono para la aviación internacional (CORSIA) for the 2024-2026 compliance period. Under the ICAO Council approved Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) programme, 4.64 million CORSIA-eligible units […]

IATA & ICAO Extend Cooperation on Standards for Dangerous Goods Shipments

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have extended their long-standing cooperation on setting and implementing global standards for the safe carriage of dangerous goods by air. An agreement to this effect was concluded at the IATA Executive Offices in Geneva during a visit by ICAO Secretary General Juan […]

Strengthened Global Framework for Accelerating Aviation’s Decarbonization

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to governments delivering the supportive policies needed to enable aviation’s decarbonization, as agreed at the Third Conference on Aviation Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3) hosted by The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Dubai. CAAF/3 delivered critical agreement on: A global framework to promote Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production in […]

Boeing Strengthens Commitment to International Civil Aviation Organization

Boeing [NYSE: BA] is deepening support of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and its efforts to promote aerospace safety, security and sustainability. The company today named its first liaison to the United Nations agency, which is based in Montreal. Boeing executive liaison Mildred Troegeler will work closely with ICAO and the International Coordinating Council […]

ICAO and WCO update guidance to help mitigate air cargo security threats

To further assist air transport regulators and operators in their mitigation of security threats associated with air cargo activities, ICAO and the World Customs Organization (WCO) have released a revised supply chain and secure mail publication. The highly complex nature of the air cargo and mail operating environment, involving a multiplicity of entities, might add […]

Global aviation summit calls for urgency on gender equality

The ICAO Global Aviation Gender Summit in Madrid resulted in a “Call to Action” that comprises several clear and actionable steps and strategies towards resolving the aviation sector’s very significant gender equality challenges. The Call to Action was presented by the President of the ICAO Council, Salvatore Sciacchitano. “Advancing gender equality in aviation is not […]