ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

Airports Stepping Up to Prevent Spread of Zika Virus: ICAO

Monday, February 15, 2016
By George Hatcher

Airports are enhancing the pest control measures in order to prevent the spread of Zika virus, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) said in a statement on February 11. According to the statement, “The management of the outbreak is currently focused on reducing the populations of the Aedes mosquito that transmit the virus at... »

Thai Carriers Face Flying Ban to US

Monday, July 20, 2015
By George Hatcher

Following a 5-day audit of Thailand’s aviation safety standards, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has pointed out several flaws that need to be addressed in order to continue flight service to the US. The audit was conducted after Thailand’s DCA failed to address the concerns identified by the International Civil Aviation Organisation... »

MH17 Tragedy: US to Support Malaysia’s Resolution in ICAO Council

Saturday, October 25, 2014
By George Hatcher

Malaysia’s Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has visited the U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Washington DC on October 24. In a statement released after the meeting, Liow thanked the US Government for supporting Malaysia in the aftermath of MH370 and MH17 tragedies. He announced that the US has promised to support... »

Global Advisory Group Recommends Tough Rules to Prevent Battery Fires in Airplanes

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
By George Hatcher
Global Advisory Group Recommends Tough Rules to Prevent Battery Fires in Airplanes

An advisory panel of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has recommended strict actions for discouraging bulk shipment of lithium batteries through commercial planes. The recommendations were published by the ICAO on October 1, after a recent meeting of the advisory group was held in Cologne, Germany, in September. The group has also suggested... »

Global Aviation Facing Critical Issues; Conclude Panelists at 20th World Routes Development Forum

Monday, September 22, 2014
By George Hatcher

Renowned panelists in the first panel discussion at the 20th World Routes Development Forum, which was held in Chicago on September 21, concluded that the global aviation industry is currently facing 5 critical challenges. As per the results of live polling moderated by BBC World News presenter, Aaron Heslehurst, the delegates regarded infrastructure as... »

#MH17 Public Statements

Thursday, July 17, 2014
By George Hatcher

FROM THE FAA: On the evening of July 17, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a Notice to Airman (NOTAM) prohibiting U.S. flight operations until further notice, in the airspace over eastern Ukraine, due to recent events and the potential for continued hazardous activities. The restricted area includes the entire Simferopol and Dnepropetrovsk flight information... »

Should Lithium Battery Transport be banned on Passenger jets?

Friday, April 18, 2014
By George Hatcher

The conversation about forbidding the transport of lithium metal batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft is based on fire risk these batteries present. Current fire control systems cannot suppress lithium metal battery fires, but the fears are that banning the transport will result in driving the shipment “underground.” What do you think should be... »

ICAO’s Dangerous Goods Panel Proposes Ban on Lithium Batteries in Passenger Planes

Thursday, April 17, 2014
By George Hatcher
ICAO’s Dangerous Goods Panel Proposes Ban on Lithium Batteries in Passenger Planes

A recent meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP), held in Montreal, discussed the proposal for banning lithium batteries as cargo in passenger air crafts. According to the meeting report, the DGP agreed to prohibit lithium batteries in cargo, except those which are packed or contained in some equipment or... »

ICAO Declares Nepal as 45% Non-Compliant

Saturday, April 12, 2014
By George Hatcher
ICAO Declares Nepal as 45% Non-Compliant

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has declared Nepal as 7% percent more non-compliant than the global average of 38%. After an on-site audit during the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme , ICAO has given a non-compliance rating of 45% to Nepal. The audit report states that this high rating is due to the negligence of... »

Nigerian Airports Still Not Certified by ICAO

Sunday, March 23, 2014
By George Hatcher

Unsatisfactory safety and security arrangements at the Nigerian Airports have halted the certification from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). A few years ago, Dr Harold Demuren, a former Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) was reported saying that the NCAA could not certify any airport in Nigeria because none of... »

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