MONTRÉAL, 5 May 2014 – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced the launch of its inaugural Air Navigation Report today, a development which will be supported by a series of new ‘online dashboards’ the Organization has developed to improve transparency and accountability on aviation Safety and Air Navigation performance and implementation in all ICAO Regions.
The new ICAO Air Navigation Report is a sister publication to the ICAO Safety Report, both of which are published annually. It features global and regional results on the implementation of Performance-based Navigation (PBN) procedures, Continuous Climb and Continuous Descent Operations (CCO/CDO), Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) and Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) progress, and examples of global best practices in all areas.
In a related move, ICAO also announced the launch of its new ‘online dashboards’, which will be available on the websites of the UN agency’s seven regional Offices. These will make use of dynamic data displays to provide real-time updates on local safety and efficiency performance indicators, assisting both States and industry with any tactical adjustments needed to strategic work programmes.
“Effective monitoring and reporting efforts of this nature greatly assist us in determining practical priorities, eventually helping to set in motion targeted collaborative initiatives like the highly-successful ICAO Runway Safety Programme,” stressed ICAO’s Air Navigation Bureau Director, Nancy Graham. “Our goal here is to leverage ICAO’s data in these areas, make it available to our community as immediately as possible, and then to support the data with analysis and trends identification that will be published in our reports.”
Both the new reports and the online dashboards will further assist ICAO in managing its work toward the priorities and objectives established in its Global Plans for Aviation Safety and Air Navigation which were endorsed by ICAO’s last Assembly.
ICAO’s 2014 Safety Report, and inaugural annual Air Navigation Report are available free of charge on the ICAO website.
Resources for editors:
The ICAO 2014 Safety Report: http://www.icao.int/safety/Documents/ICAO_2014%20Safety%20Report_final_02042014_web.pdf
The ICAO 2014 Air Navigation Report: http://www.icao.int/airnavigation/Pages/Air-Navigation-Report.aspx
The ICAO Global Aviation Safety Plan: http://www.icao.int/publications/Documents/10004_cons_en.pdf
The ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan: http://www.icao.int/publications/Documents/9750_cons_en.pdf
Online dashboards: http://www.icao.int/safety/Pages/Regional-Targets.aspx