UN aviation experts to join Ukraine Airlines Iran crash investigation

In a statement, the ICAO said that it has appointed senior and expert technical staff, who will now serve as advisors and observers. Few details of Iran’s investigation have been released by the authorities, but Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, said Read More …

Atlantic Council releases new report: Aviation cybersecurity: Scoping the challenge

Today, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, launched a new report titled “Aviation Cybersecurity: Scoping the Challenge” and the results of the first-ever global survey on aviation cybersecurity. The report will be Read More …

FAA downgrades Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia to Category 2

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has found that the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) does not meet International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards and therefore has received a Category 2 rating based on a reassessment of the Read More …

ICAO Secretary General highlights future capacity challenges for European and North Atlantic air transport

ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu discussed a range of pressing air transport priorities earlier this week with the assembled Directors General of Civil Aviation for the 56 ICAO European and North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) Member States. Convening for the 2019 EUR/NAT DGCA Meeting in Read More …

Montreal-based UN aviation agency tried to cover up 2016 cyberattack, documents show

In November 2016, the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was hit by the most serious cyberattack in its history, and internal documents obtained by CBC suggest key members of the team that should have prevented the attack tried to Read More …

ICAO raises concerns over security of airports, aviation infrastructure in India

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has raised concerns over the security of airports and other aviation infrastructure in India following an audit at the Chennai airport and the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the aviation security regulator. These Read More …

Five Middle East States to share sensitive aviation security information

Following their presentation of working paper entitled “Sharing of Aviation Security Information Between States” at the Second High-level Conference on Aviation Security (HLCAS/2-WP/2), Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and United Arab Emirates have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) Read More …

Priorities and targets in new ICAO Global Aviation Security Plan endorsed by Asia and Pacific States

ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu welcomed the endorsement yesterday of a new Asia and Pacific (APAC) Aviation Security Roadmap, one which will now align national and regional programmes and targets with the UN aviation agency’s new Global Aviation Security Read More …

UN Migration Agency, ICAO Cooperation Enhances Effective Border Management through African Capacity Building

The UN Migration Agency (IOM)’s African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Tanzania hosted a training course on travel document security and fraud detection from 31 July to 4 August. The training was jointly implemented by IOM and the International Civil Read More …