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EURNAT Newsletters Vol 1 - May2017

EURNAT Vol 1

Technical Team Activities

The Technical Team of the EUR/NAT Office has the central role in implementing the ICAO work programme in the European and North Atlantic Regions, managing in an efficient and effective manner a large amount of work. The area of accreditation of the EUR/NAT Office covers 56 States (30% of the 191 ICAO Member States), speaking five of the six ICAO working languages and spread over a vast…

NCLB Technical Assistance Programme

ICAO officially launched the No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative on 7 December 2014 at the 70th Anniversary of ICAO. NCLB aims to enhance States’ air transport system and aligns with the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 and its ambitious Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDG). The NCLB campaign highlights ICAO’s existing and new efforts to assist States in implementing ICAO Standards…

CAPSCA EUR

Public health events with the potential to impact the international civil aviation transport system have been occurring at a rate of approximately one occurrence every two to three years over the last fourteen years (SARS, H1N1/Swine flu and H5N1/Avian influenza, MERS, Ebola, and Zika just to name a few). It is likely that this rate will continue, or possibly increase, as passenger numbers grow…

ICAO Global Aviation Security Symposium #AVSEC2017

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be holding its inaugural Global Aviation Security Symposium from 12 - 14 September at the ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, Canada. The three-day Symposium will bring together aviation security (AVSEC) professionals from around the globe to advance the cultivation of a new mindset towards aviation security, embracing it as a culture that…

ICAO CARBON OFFSETTING REDUCTION SCHEME FOR INTERNATIONAL AVIATION (CORSIA)

In October 2013, the 38th Session of the ICAO Assembly adopted Resolution A38-18, which resolved that ICAO and its Member States, with relevant organizations, would work together to strive to achieve a collective medium term global aspirational goal of keeping the global net CO 2 emissions from international aviation from 2020 at the same level (so-called “carbon neutral growth from 2020”). The…

CYBERSECURITY

In recent years the aviation community recognized more and more that the ever growing digitally networked aviation sector provides for unprecedented opportunities, but holds also a significant risk to civil aviation that may cause disruption, economic damage and even loss of lives. In December 2014, as a response to the need to address cyber threats at the global level, ICAO partnered with the…

Second Global Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Symposium (RPAS2017)

The International Civil Aviation Organization will be hosting the Second Global Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Symposium (RPAS2017) from 19-21 September at ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, Canada. The Symposium will provide an international platform for licensing authorities, training facilities, regulators, and the industry to exchange ideas and share best practices for the further…

VOLCANIC ASH PREPAREDNESS IN THE EUR AND NAT REGIONS

Following the decision of the European Air Navigation Planning Group (EANPG), Programme Coordinating Group (COG) and North Atlantic (NAT) Implementation Management Group (IMG), Volcanic Ash Exercises Steering Groups for the EUR and NAT Regions (VOLCEX/SG) and for the (far) Eastern part of the EUR Region (EUR (EAST) VOLCEX/ SG) were established to initiate and maintain a programme of regular…

SEARCH AND RESCUE ACTIVITIES

The 56th Meeting of the European Air Navigation Planning Group (Paris, 24-27 November 2014) agreed to increase its support to improve Search and Rescue (SAR) activities in the ICAO European Region through the creation of the ICAO EUR Search and Rescue Task Force (ICAO EUR SAR/TF). The main goal of the SAR/ TF is to address, develop concepts and fill gaps in the SAR capabilities in the Region with…

IWXXM implementation in EUR/NAT

Amendment 77 to Annex 3, applicable on 10 November 2016, recommended the exchange of METAR and SPECI, TAF, SIGMET, AIRMET, Volcanic Ash Advisory (VAA) and Tropical Cyclone Advisory (TCA) using extensible markup language (XML)/geography markup language (GML). This is achieved by using the ICAO Meteorological Information Exchange Model (IWXXM). This will become a requirement in Amendment 78 to…

Administrative Activities of the EUR/NAT Office

The Administration Unit plays a lead role in driving the efficient and effective management of the administrative aspects of the European and North Atlantic Office, Paris, with the ultimate aim to optimize the use of the scarce resources while enabling the continuous development of the ICAO regional functioning. The eight General Services staff, led by the Administrative Specialist, work on a…

Being an interpreter

What is it like to come to a meeting or a conference, an international one? In Paris? After one fought the way through budget restrictions, found a slot in one’s workload and schedule. Into the meeting room you come and… The one and only common denominator is that all around you are professionals, but they speak different languages… This is when an interpreter’s typical working day begins.…

A view from the Turkish secondees

In recent years, Turkey has carefully followed developments in the aviation sector with many aviation projects and investments and has carried out a sound cooperation with international civil aviation organizations, in particular with ICAO by providing secondees and experts to regional supporting projects and by implementing the ICAO SARPs. All these improvements brought not only a substantial…

70th Anniversary of the ICAO EUR/NAT Office

On 7th July 2016 top officials from the International Civil Aviation Organization, Civil Aviation Authorities from the European and North Atlantic Regions of ICAO as well as from primary aviation International Organizations gathered together to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the ICAO European and North Atlantic Office. The ceremony was attended by the President of the ICAO Council, Dr.…

EUR/NAT AVIATION SECURITY GROUP (ENAVSECG)

In 2011 ICAO conducted several regional Aviation Security (AVSEC) conferences around the globe, including one for the European and North Atlantic Regions conducted in Moscow in November 2011. The Moscow conference closed with a Joint Statement of EUR/ NAT Member States stating “We commend the leadership role of ICAO in strengthening aviation security at the global and regional levels, and urge…
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