News & Industry Affairs/ICAO news

  • Compliance key to African air connectivity
    March 1, 2019. Vicky Karantzavelou, Travel Daily News.  Montreal and Kigali - At the Aviation Africa 2019 Civil Aviation Summit taking place in Kigali, ICAO affirmed that Africa’s emergence as one of the world’s fastest growing air transport markets is predicated on a deepening of regional cooperation and investment toward the implementation of ICAO’s strategic plans, standards, and other guidance materials.
        As air connectivity is a crucial catalyst for local and global development, the realization of traffic growth projections will provide significant contributions towards the sustainable development of aviation in Africa, notably in terms of the achievement of the African Union and the United Nations’ goals. Read the orginal article here...
  • ICAO sign agreement to increase digital framework in aviation
    February 12, 2019. International Airport Review. Digital connectivity and a robust digital infrastructure are key to the development of the aviation industry, as ICAO and ICANN sign MoU.
        ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a development which will see the two agencies exploring the specifics for a new trust framework aimed at securing digital communications in the aviation sector. 
        Dr. Liu emphasised: “Identity management is critical to the safety and security of air operations when it comes to digital communications in the 21st century and ICAO is eager to explore the potential of how our agency can serve as a digital identity trust-broker for global air transport.”   Read the original article here...

  • SANSA selected by ICAO to become the designated regional provider of space weather
    January 14, 2019. South African Space Agency (SANSA) news. South Africa has been recognized as a leading player in the space science sector. 
       The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been selected by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to become the designated regional provider of space weather information to the entire aviation sector using African airspace. This means that every aircraft flying in the continent’s airspace will rely on SANSA for the space weather information as part of its flight plan, Department of Science and Technology said on Sunday. Read the original article here...
  • ICAO and South Africa partner on major step forward for gender equality in global aviation
    8 to 10 August 2018, Cape Town, South Africa. 
    In a major step forward for gender equality and gender action in international air transport, ICAO and South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) were joined by over 500 leaders and experts from around the world in Cape Town for the opening of the first-ever Global Aviation Gender Summit.
        SACAA was supported by the Government of the Republic of South Africa through its Department of Transport, and the event was jointly opened and closed by ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu, and by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga. 
        Representing Member States and the entire range of air transport sector operations, and bringing perspectives and insights from a range of civil society and United Nations agencies with strong gender equity mandates, the event’s participants heard from a series of leaders on why the #TimeIsNow for concrete actions and commitments for gender equality in global aviation. Read more...