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Sophia Adam

Sophia Adam is Montreal based Civil Aviation expert and Reports for ABC Live on Civil Aviation.

UNGA Accredits Air Transport Contributions in SDGs

Montréal (ABC Live): Air Transport :Recognizing that increasing investment in transportation infrastructure will be critical to integrating global economies and driving long-term economic growth, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new Resolution in December aimed at strengthening the links between all modes of transport to achieve the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.   Welcoming the additional focus which the …

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Aviation Industry Serves 4.1 Billion Air Passengers in 2017

Montréal (ABC Live): Air Passengers ;A new record 4.1 billion Air Passengers were carried by the aviation industry on scheduled services in 2017, according to the preliminary figures released today by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This indicates a 7.1% increase over 2016. The number of departures rose to approximately 37 million globally, and world Air Passengers traffic, expressed …

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Dominican Republic Joins ICAO for Sustainable Aviation Development

Montréal (ABC Live): Sustainable Aviation Development : At a recent bilateral meeting with its Chancellor, Mr. Miguel Octavio Vargas Maldonado, the President of the ICAO Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, encouraged the Dominican Republic to pursue its strategic and exemplary focus on aviation as a lever for national socio-economic growth, and to enhance its contributions to global momentum on sustainable aviation development. …

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ICAO Organises GANIS and SANIS 2017

Montreal (ABC Live) : SANIS 2017 : ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu opened ICAO’s first Safety and Air Navigation Implementation Symposium (SANIS/1) last week, as part of the back-to-back events organized to drive progress on the topics and solutions to be presented to governments at the 13th global Air Navigation Conference in 2018.   SANIS/1 followed ICAO’s second Global Air …

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Automatic Dependent Surveillance for Aircraft Flight Tracking

Geneva (ABC Live): Automatic Dependent Surveillance ; At any given time, there are approximately 59,000 aircraft in flight worldwide. The ability to effectively track, monitor and report these aircraft is paramount to ensuring the safety of passengers and crew, as well as that of communities on the ground. The United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – the …

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ICAN2017 Concludes with Aim to Air Transport Access

Montréal and Colombo (ABC Live): ICAN2017 ;The Tenth ICAO Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN2017) wound up on a high note in Colombo, Sri Lanka earlier this month, with 66 States and territories taking full advantage of the unique one-stop platform and cost-effective multi-negotiation framework to expand air transport liberalization and market access through over 420 new air services agreements and …

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ICAO and UKCAA to Work for SARPs Global Compliance

London (ABC Live): SARPs Global Compliance  :  A new training agreement signed at the 1st ICAO Safety and Air Navigation Implementation Symposium by ICAO’s Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and the International Director of the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UKCAA), Mr. Ben Alcott, will directly contribute towards the strengthening of global compliance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).   The …

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ICAO Signs Global Standards Agreements with EUROCAE

Montréal (ABC Live): EUROCAE : ICAO concluded new technical information sharing agreements today to help ensure greater alignment between its global standards for international aviation and the related work being pursued by RTCA Inc., the European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE), SAE International, and ARINC Industry Activities.   The four memoranda were signed on the sidelines of the UN aviation agency’s …

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Know The International Definition of An Aircraft Accident

London (ABC Live): Aircraft Accident : The 1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation has been ratified by 191 countries and applies to flights undertaken between them. Annex 13 -Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation to the Convention defines an accident as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft in which a person is fatally or seriously injured, or in …

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International Civil Aviation Day 2017 No Country Left Behind

MONTRÉAL (ABC Live):International Civil Aviation Day 2017 : Council President and Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu and Dr. Fang Liu respectively, issued a joint statement today in celebration of International Civil Aviation Day, 2017: The theme which States have adopted through ICAO for International Civil Aviation Day 2017 is: “Working Together to …

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