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Ultimately, like all Un organizations, ICAO
serves its Member States and welcomes
recognized IOs to observe, provide unique
operational perspectives, and contribute to the
ongoing work program through participation
in its panels and working groups. IFALPA and
IATA are the only two IOs to have a permanent
observer seat in the Air navigation
Commission (AnC). There are also six other
IOs that have been granted observer status in
the AnC.
Other highlights from the Assembly
included a Global Market Based Measuring
Scheme for Aviation Emissions where the
member states of ICAO agreed to implement a
Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for
International Aviation (CORSIA). This is set
to commence with a voluntary period IFALPA Observers from left to right: Gordon Margison (Technical Officer), Captain Ron Abel
(2021-2026) after which it will become (Acting President), Carole Couchman (Senior Technical Officer and Regional Officer), Captain Mike
mandatory. Aviation Security, including cyber Jackson (Technical Director and Representative to ICAO).
threats, progress on the Global Air navigation
Plan (GAnP) and Global Air Safety Plan
(GASP); an update on ICAO’s auditing “ Our concerns were well received
processes – USOAP/CMA; discussions on the
no Country Left Behind (nCLB) initiative; and were mostly presented in a
and Aircraft tracking and the Global
Aeronautical Distress and Safety System coordinated effort with other IOs,
(GADSS) were amongst the other issues
presented and to be included in ICAO’s bringing in a multi-operational
upcoming triennial work program.
All documentation for the ICAO 39th perspective. “
General Assembly may be found here:

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