International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Organisation de l'aviation civile internationale (OACI)
Organización de Aviación Civil Internacional (OACI)
Mezdunarodnaja Organizacija Grazdanskoj Aviacii (IKAO)

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History

4 Apr 1947. The Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) was signed 7 Dec 1944, Chicago IL (USA). Pending ratification of the Convention by 26 States, the Provisional International Civil Aviation Organization (PICAO) -- Organisation provisoire de l'aviation civile internationale was established and functioned from 6 June 1945 to 4 Apr 1947. By 5 Mar 1947, the 26th Ratification having been received, ICAO came into being on 4 Apr 1947. In Oct 1947, became a specialized agency of United Nations (UN) in the framework of United Nations System, linked to United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Aims

Develop principles and techniques of international air navigation and foster planning and development of international air transport so as to: ensure safe and orderly growth of international civil aviation worldwide; encourage the art of aircraft design and operation for peaceful purposes; encourage development of airways, airports and air navigation facilities for international civil aviation; meet the need for safe, regular, efficient and economical air transport; prevent economic waste caused by unreasonable competition; ensure that the rights of Contracting States are fully respected and that every Contracting State has a fair opportunity to operate international airlines.

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Activities

Standards/guidelines; training/education; events/meetings; research/documentation; politics/policy/regulatory; capacity building; guidance/assistance/consulting. Management of treaties and agreements:

 • Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Regarding International Carriage by Air, 1929;

 • Interim Agreement on International Civil Aviation;

 • International Air Services Transit Agreement;

 • International Air Transport Agreement;

 • Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies;

 • Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Article 93bis;

 • Convention on the International Recognition of Rights in Aircraft;

 • Convention on Damage Caused by Foreign Aircraft to Third Parties on the Surface;

 • Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Article 45;

 • Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Articles 48a, 49e, 61;

 • Protocol to Amend the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air;

 • Agreement on the Joint Financing of Certain Air Navigation Services in Greenland and the Faeroe Islands;

 • Agreement on the Joint Financing of Certain Air Navigation Services in Iceland;

 • Multilateral Agreement on Commercial Rights of Non-scheduled Air Services in Europe;

 • EUROCONTROL International Convention Relating to Cooperation for the Safety of Air Navigation;

 • Multilateral Agreement Relating to Certificates of Airworthiness for Imported Aircraft;

 • Convention, Supplementary to the Warsaw Convention, for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air Performed by a Person other Than the Contracting Carrier;

 • Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Article 50a;

 • Protocol Relating to an Amendment of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Article 48a;

 • Convention on Offences and Certain other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft (Tokyo convention);

 • International Agreement on the Procedure for the Establishment of Tariffs for Scheduled Air Services;

 • Protocol on the Authentic Trilingual Text of the Convention on International Civil Aviation;

 • Additional Protocol to the EUROCONTROL International Convention Relating to Cooperation for the Safety of Air Navigation;

 • Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft;

 • Multilateral Agreement Relating to the Collection of Route Charges;

 • Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation;

 • Multilateral Agreement on Commercial Rights of Non-scheduled Air Services among the Association of South-East Asian Nations;

 • Protocol to Amend the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air Signed Warsaw on 12 October 1929 as Amended by the Protocol Done at The Hague on 28 September 1955;

 • Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Article 50a;

 • Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Article 56;

 • Agreement Relating to Governmental Supervision of Airworthiness, Operation and Maintenance of Aeroplanes Involved under the Technical Cooperation Agreements between KLM, SAS, Swissair and UTA;

 • Multilateral Agreement on Search and Rescue (SAR);

 • Protocol Relating to an Amendment of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Article 50a;

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 • Agreement Regarding Monitoring of the Stratosphere;

 • Protocol to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation - Final Clause, Russian Text;

 • Protocol on the Authentic Quadrilingual Text of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Chicago 1944;

 • Protocol to Amend the Convention on Damage Caused by Foreign Aircraft to Third Parties on the Surface;

 • Protocol for the Amendment of the Additional Protocol to the Eurocontrol International Convention Relating to Cooperation for the Safety of Air Navigation, 1978;

 • Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Article 83bis;

 • Multilateral Agreement Relating to Route Charges;

 • Protocol Amending of the Additional Protocol to the Eurocontrol International Convention Relating to Cooperation for the Safety of Air Navigation, 1981;

 • Protocol for the Amendment of the 1956 Agreement on the Joint Financing of Certain Air Navigation Services in Greenland and the Faeroe Islands;

 • Protocol for the Amendment of the 1956 Agreement on the Joint Financing of Certain Air Navigation Services in Iceland;

 • Agreement on the Practical Application of the Provisions of Article 83bis of the Convention on International Civil Aviation;

 • Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Article 3bis;

 • International Agreement on the Procedure for the Establishment of Tariffs for Intra-European Scheduled Air Services;

 • International Agreement on the Sharing of Capacity on Intra-European Scheduled Air Services;

 • Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports Serving International Civil Aviation;

 • Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Article 56;

 • Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention of International Civil Aviation, Article 50a;

 • Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Identification;

 • Agreement to Ban Smoking on International Passenger Flights;

 • Verdrag Inzake de Bescherming van de Schelde, 1994;

 • Arrangement on the Joint Financing of a North Atlantic Height Monitoring System;

 • Ilopango Agreement Concerning Inspection Procedures with the Objective of Guaranteeing the Safety of Flight Operations in Central America, Panama and Belize;

 • Protocol on the Authentic Quinquelingual Text of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Chicago 1944;

 • Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation - Final Clause, Arabic Text;

 • Protocol on the Authentic Six-language Text of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Chicago 1944;

 • Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation - Final Clause, Chinese Text;

 • Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, 1999.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 96 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 81 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 191 countries
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UIA Org ID

B1505

Last News Received

28. Sep 2016
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