Buying authentic ICAO data and publications: know your source

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Aviation safety is at the core of ICAO’s fundamental Objectives. We are continuously striving, in close collaboration with the entire air transport community, to further improve aviation’s successful safety performance while maintaining a high level of capacity and efficiencies.

While it is one of our key priorities to ensure we disseminate our intelligence to States and stakeholders around the world, we know the importance of ensuring that the information that is shared is authentic.
There are illegitimate publishers who take advantage of our guidance and reuse our material for their own work, building on and redistributing recommendations and guidelines that may not be accurate, up-to-date or legally valid. It happens around the world in every industry. But in our role, in this industry, we have to ensure the civil aviation sector is safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible.

Among our many activities, we work to implement practical and achievable measures to improve safety and efficiencies in all sectors of the air transportation system. It is because of this approach that we can ensure aviation’s complimentary achievements in a safe and efficient network that serves a fundamental role in sporting global social and economic priorities. We monitor safety trends and indicators and we have sophisticated tools that collect and analyze vast arrays of data that allow us to identify existing and emerging risks. We develop global strategies and targeted programmes that address safety and infrastructure deficiencies.

We were able to achieve this by developing and maintaining Standards, Recommended Practices and Procedures (SARPs) that are contained in Annexes and Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS). We complement these Standards with hundreds of manuals and circulars that provide guidance on their implementation.

ICAO produces SARPs and PANS and other guidance material, by following a structured, transparent and multi-staged process. This work involves a number of technical and non-technical review bodies that are compiled by State and industry subject matter experts. When these experts have submitted their recommendations, they are assessed and transmitted to the States and industry for review. Only when all relevant feedback and fine-tuning has taken place are they presented to ICAO’s Council for ultimate consideration – and only when they are approved do we publish them.

Always ensure that you are buying legitimate, authentic ICAO documents. We have authorized resellers who are helping support our strategic objectives.  We establish relationships with these resellers based on common goals and responsibilities.

Below we are putting a spotlight on one of our newest resellers. The Analytica Advisory Group (AAG) is a technology-focused consulting company located in Ankara, Turkey. They are the first official reseller of ICAO’s Civil Aviation Data Solutions (iCADS).


The Analytica Advisory Group (AAG)

AAG’s mission is to bring greater visibility to the data that can help the aviation industry make smart decisions. They provide consultancy services to government institutions, airlines and airports and have successfully carried out 10+ data-driven international projects with 15 countries. As an ICAO reseller, AAG serves as a bridge between ICAO, aviation stakeholders and aviation professionals around the world to provide:

  • Access to knowledge with reliable, competent and modern training/education opportunities to create sufficient competent human resources in order to support a safe, secure, sustainable and economically-viable civil aviation system; and
  • Access to accurate, up-to-date, reliable data-driven decision tools.

ICAO’s Civil Aviation Data Solutions (iCADS) is the aviation industry’s go-to platform for aviation data, serving the industry’s business intelligence needs. The iCADS set of applications is built using data collected directly from Member States, airports and the industry, making the tool the most complete, reliable, and up-to-date on the market. The portal, with its 89 different applications, data solutions, geographic information services, documents and research-sharing, was built with the needs of the aviation industry in mind, integrating the entirety of data, business intelligence products and a selection of curated ICAO reports and documents.

Turkish Airlines made the decision to use iCADS data to reinforce their strategic decisions.  The iCADS portal  provides immersive and holistic access to ICAO’s portfolio of applications, allowing users to access to the multitude of data sets and solutions

  • For more information on the iCADS portfolio, visit the platform here.
  • For more information on the services provided by the Analytica Advisory Group, please visit their website or contact: [email protected]
  • For information on the process of becoming an ICAO partner in reselling official ICAO publications and data, click here.
  • Copyright Notice: All ICAO publications are protected by copyright. Requests for permission to reproduce parts of ICAO publications should be addressed to [email protected].