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Airplanes and events. ICAO: global experts to address how future navigation will manage forecast aviation growth and innovations

Montreal, Canada - GANIS has been organized back-to-back this year with a special supporting symposium focused on the safety and implementation challenges

ICAO Council President Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu welcomed a wide range of government and industry experts to ICAO yesterday to kick off the UN agency’s Second Global Air Navigation Industry Symposium (GANIS/2). Stressing that the solutions to be considered by the 600-plus experts in attendance must not only accommodate forecast traffic growth, but also fully integrate air and ground systems, including airports, within a single and coordinated flight control infrastructure, Aliu further highlighted that intermodal transport environments, and the revolution now underway via remotely-piloted and unmanned operational platforms, present new and compelling flight management challenges. President also remarked that aviation’s historically strong degree of global harmonization, achieved through ICAO, as well as a set of agreed and clearly-defined performance-based standards, would be key to how the coming air navigation revolution is managed globally. Noting the profound socio-economic benefits which derive from the international routes and flights which connect societies and businesses everywhere, President Aliu urged the GANIS participants to think very far beyond aviation’s traditional box. ICAO’s GANIS event has been organized back-to-back this year with a special supporting symposium focused on the safety and implementation challenges which can confront many States and territories when the air transport system adopts new global innovations.

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