Recently, ICAO has asked Pakistan to suspend the issuance of new pilot licenses due to fake license scandal
About the International Civil Aviation Organisation(ICAO)
- ICAO is UN’s specialized agency
- ICAO was established by States in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).
- It works with the Convention’s 193 Member States and industry groups to reach consensus on international civil aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and policies in support of a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sector.
- These SARPs and policies are used by ICAO Member States to ensure that their local civil aviation operations and regulations conform to global norms
- Its core work is resolving consensus-driven international SARPs and policies among its Member States and industry
- ICAO also coordinates assistance and capacity building for States in support of numerous aviation development objectives
- It produces global plans to coordinate multilateral strategic progress for safety and air navigation
- It monitors and reports on numerous air transport sector performance metrics; and
- Audits States’ civil aviation oversight capabilities in the areas of safety and security.