​MONTRÉAL, 5 May 2014 – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in partnership with the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) is convening its second International Air Transport Symposium later this week at ICAO Headquarters in Montréal.

 

Taking place on 7 and 8 May 2014, the ICAO/ATRS event will focus on the essential features of the new economic regulatory framework to be implemented for the air transport sector. Market access, air carrier ownership and control, consumer protection, fair competition, taxation and charges, and other important air transport policy topics will be reviewed through a series of presentations and panel discussions featuring government and industry perspectives.

 

“This Symposium will provide valuable views from civil aviation stakeholders and assist in the implementation of the recommendations agreed by ICAO’s Sixth Worldwide Air Transport Conference and later endorsed by the 38th Session of the ICAO Assembly last October,” noted ICAO Air Transport Bureau Director, Boubacar Djibo.

 

Several hundred experts from global air transport organizations, the air transport industry, civil aviation authorities, academic and legal communities, and related specialized disciplines are expected to attend the ICAO/ATRS event.

 

 

Resources for editors:

 

The ICAO Monthly Monitor: http://www.icao.int/sustainability/Documents/Monthly-Monitor.pdf

ICAO Data+:  http://www.icao.int/dataplus/Pages/default.aspx

ICAO Air Services Negotiation Conference (ICAN): http://www.icao.int/Meetings/ICAN2014/Pages/default.aspx