UN aviation experts to join Ukraine Airlines Iran crash investigation

Experts from the UN aviation watchdog, ICAO, will support the investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian Passenger plane in Iran on January 8, following an invitation from the Iranian authorities, which was accepted on Tuesday.

UN chief conveys condolences after crash of Malaysian airliner

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his “sincerest condolences” to the families of the crew members and passengers of downed AirAsia flight QZ8501 as recovery efforts continue amid harsh conditions in the Java Sea.

Air travel to be made even safer under UN-backed roadmap of best practices

Air travel, already billed as the safest form of transportation, will be made even safer under the first-ever government-industry joint programme, supported by the United Nations aviation agency, for a unified approach to reducing accident rates, particularly in developing countries.

Head of UN aviation agency appointed to second three-year term

Taïeb Chérif, an Algerian with over 30 years of commercial airline experience, has been reappointed to a second three-year term as Secretary General of the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), effective 1 August 2006.

World's airlines register strong recovery for 2004 - UN

The world's airlines registered a strong recovery this year with performance for scheduled traffic as measured in ton-kilometres showing a 14 per cent increase over 2003, according to preliminary figures released by the United Nations aviation agency.

Head of UN aviation agency reelected for unprecedented 10th term

Elected to his tenth consecutive term as President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Assad Kotaite on Monday praised the aviation community for its exemplary spirit of global cooperation.

Members of UN aviation agency consider urging high-level forum on flight security

Responding to the 11 September terrorist attacks against the United States, members of the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) are drafting a resolution calling for an unprecedented, high-level, international conference on aviation security.