ICAO launches aviation industry support packs

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The International Civil Aviation Authority (IACO) has introduced a new series of implementation packages, or iPACKs, to support countries’ aviation response, recovery and resilience efforts during Covid-19.

The organization said these packs will comprise guidance material, training, tools, expert assistance and, if needed, procurement assistance. They can be acquired by government decision makers, civil aviation authorities, national air transportation facilitation committees, aviation service providers and supply chain stakeholders.

The IACO explained that deployment of the iPACKs represents a determined coordination effort within organization, led by its Technical Cooperation Bureau (TCB) and with support from the Air Navigation and Air Transport Bureaus, all ICAO regional offices, and the agency’s Strategic Planning, Coordination and Partnerships (SPCP) Office.

“Addressing priority areas for states and industry such as aviation safety, security, public health, passenger facilitation, airports and air navigation services, and air transportation economics, these new ICAO iPACKs have been developed in full alignment with the ICAO Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) Report and associated ‘Take-off’ guidelines,” emphasized ICAO secretary general Dr Fang Liu.

The first two iPACKs now being deployed will feature resources titled ‘Strengthening National Air Transport Facilitation Committees for Re-Start and Resilience of Civil Aviation’, and ‘Aviation Safety Risk Management related to COVID-19 for Civil Aviation Authorities’.

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