International Civil Aviation Organization - ICAO



International Civil Aviation Organization - ICAO

November 13, 2012 13:30 ET

ICAO Media Advisory: Landmark Aviation Conference-19 November 2012

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2012) - With the number of commercial flights poised to double between now and 2040, the global aviation community must agree on a coordinated strategic response to its critical capacity challenges at the ICAO 12th Air Navigation Conference (AN-Conf/12) in Montréal from 19-30 November 2012.

At risk as flight volumes increase will be the prompt access that people and businesses take for granted today to on-demand travel and tourism, next-day deliveries and many other critical day-to-day services readily available through the current air transport system.

WHAT: Press Conference & Lunch
WHEN: 12:30 - 19 November - Press conference
13:00 - 19 November - Lunch, hosted by the UAE
WHERE: ICAO, 999 University, Montreal, QC
Press Conference - Conference Room A, 1st Floor
Lunch - Delegate's Lounge, 3rd Floor
WHO: Roberto Kobeh González, ICAO Council President
Raymond Benjamin, ICAO Secretary General
Nancy Graham, ICAO Air Navigation Bureau Director
Guenther Matschnigg, IATA Senior VP, Safety, Operations & Infrastructure
Angela Gittens, ACI Director General
Jeff Poole, CANSO Director General
Conference Chairpersons (to be named)

Pre-arranged interviews

In addition to one-on-one interviews with the officials noted above, ICAO will also seek to provide advance coordination assistance with other key players present on the 19th, including:

Michael Huerta, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Matthew Baldwin, Director Aviation and International Transport Affairs, EU
Patrick Ky, SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) Executive Director
Carey Fagan, FAA Executive Director for International Affairs
Alexis Brathwaite, President, IFATCA
Agnes Lukudu, Minister of Transport, South Sudan
(First visit to ICAO by a high-level official from South Sudan - ICAO's newest (191st) Member State)

RSVP: Media accreditation is available through: www.icao.int/newsroom

Please be sure to stipulate which event/dates apply to your visit.

Additional background

As once-a-decade events, the stakes at ICAO's air navigation conferences are particularly high.
Hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of infrastructure and aircraft modernization planning will be impacted by these decisions over the next several decades, affecting multiple industries and socio-economic sectors and the day-to-day travel experience of billions of global citizens (aviation transports 2.5 billion passengers and $5.3 trillion worth of cargo annually).

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