aviation

Let us keep ‘their spirit of service alive’: Guterres leads tributes to UN workers who died in Ethiopia crash

United Nations flags flew at half-mast around the world on Monday to honour the more than 150 people killed in Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, including at least 21 UN workers.

News in Brief 20 July 2017 (PM)

South Sudan “status quo is unacceptable and unsustainable”: UN

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On International Day, top UN aviation official recalls contributions of civil aviation

In a message on the International Civil Aviation Day, celebrated annually on 7 December, the head of the United Nations civil aviation agency underlined the socio-economic importance and contribution of air travel and aviation.

Greener airplanes can benefit nature and society

Greener or more environmentally-friendly airplanes can bring benefits to nature and society and help reduce poverty; that’s according to Nancy Young, an aviation expert appointed by the UN Secretary-General to provide recommendations on sustainable transport.

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Aviation is “enabler” of sustainable development

Aviation is a “catalyst or enabler” of sustainable development, according to the head of the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Solar-powered airplane circles the globe with “no fuel, but much energy”

An airplane that runs entirely on solar power, is circling the globe with “no fuel, but much energy” according to UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

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Ban ‘saddened’ by EgyptAir flight crash

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “deeply saddened” by the crash of EgyptAir’s flight MS804 yesterday, his spokesman said today in a statement.

On world Civil Aviation Day, UN agency calls for safer skies, more efficient procedures

With global air transport doubling in flight and passenger volumes every 15 years, the United Nations aviation agency today called for enhanced safety and efficiency to rule the world's skies.

UN agency unveils new online tool to reduce risks to aircraft in conflict zones

The United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has launched a new website issuing warnings about risks to aircraft in conflict zones, which aims to serve as a single source for up-to-date assessments from States and relevant international organizations to reduce risks to civil aviation arising from armed conflict.

UN-hosted civil aviation conference to take up aircraft tracking, conflict zone risks

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has brought together aviation experts and strategic decision makers for a four-day conference that will discuss emerging safety issues such as global tracking of aircraft and risks to civil aviation arising from conflict zones.