Department of State Equipment Grant Boosts Security at Senegal Airport

08/01/2019 09:46 AM EDT U.S. and Senegalese officials today inaugurated two body scanners and four explosives trace detectors at the passenger checkpoint for outbound flights inside Blaise Diagne International Airport, about 25 miles east of the Senegalese capital of Dakar.  The U.S. Department of State’s Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program provided the equipment with funding and guidance ... Read More»

ICAO Council condemns Abha attack

MONTRÉAL, 25 June 2019 –  The Governing Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has expressed its condemnation when reacting to the news of the terrorist bombings reported at Abha International Airport, in Saudi Arabia. The Council expressed its solidarity with the people and government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as its ... Read More»

Solid passenger traffic growth and moderate air cargo demand in 2018

Montréal, 31 December 2018 – Preliminary figures released today by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) show a total of 4.3 billion passengers were carried by air transport on scheduled services in 2018. This indicates a 6.1 per cent increase over 2017. The number of departures rose to approximately 38 million globally, and world passenger traffic, ... Read More»

TSA Administrator Leads U.S. Delegation at ICAO High-Level Aviation Security Conference

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator  David Pekoske  led an interagency U.S. delegation to ICAO’s 2nd High-Level Conference on Aviation Security on November 29-30, 2019.  He urged ICAO and its member states to intensify efforts to detect and prevent evolving threats to aviation security, including terrorism and insider threats.  Administrator Pekoske presented a proposal co-sponsored by seven other ... Read More»

 Ambassador Nathan Sales Advocates an ICAO Standard for Passenger Name Records (PNR) at High-Level Aviation Security Conference

Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism  Nathan Sales  called for the development of an ICAO standard for Passenger Name Records (PNR) at ICAO’s  2nd High-Level Conference on Aviation Security  in Montreal on November 29-30, 2019.  He reminded ICAO and its member states that UN Security Council resolution  2396  obligates member states to develop the capability to collect, process, analyze, share, and protect passenger name record ... Read More»

Expression of condolences: ACT Airlines Flight TK6491

The Council President and the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) expressed the UN agency’s deepest condolences today for the families and friends of the victims of ACT Airlines Flight TK6491, a scheduled cargo flight from Hong Kong to Istanbul, Turkey, which was lost due to unknown causes on 16 January 2017. Read More»

Traffic growth and airline profitability were highlights of air transport in 2016

Preliminary figures released today by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) indicated that the total number of passengers carried on scheduled services reached 3.7 billion in 2016, a 6.0 per cent increase over last year. The number of departures rose to approximately 35 million globally, and world passenger traffic, expressed in terms of total scheduled ... Read More»
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