The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has been working with key stakeholders to address the forecasted shortage of aviation professionals under the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) initiative since 2009. NGAP was launched to help ensure that sufficient qualified and competent aviation professionals are available to operate, manage and maintain the future international air transport system. This is critical for several reasons: a large contingent of the current generation of aviation professionals will retire, access to affordable training and education is increasingly problematic, and aviation competes with other industry sectors for highly‐skilled professionals. ICAO is working with stakeholders to create greater awareness of the impending shortages of personnel, to forecast, both, global and regional personnel needs, and to assist the global aviation community in attracting, educating and retaining the next generation of aviation professionals.
The EMEA Cybersecurity in Civil Aviation Youth Event is hosted in conjunction with the ICAO EMEA Cybersecurity in Civil Aviation Summit organized by ICAO, the Defense, Public Order and National Security Committee of the Chamber of Deputies from the Romanian Parliament and the Romanian Civil Aviation Authority from 7 to 9 May 2018 in Bucharest, Romania. The Youth Event will provide anopportunity for students to gain insight into the complexity of the modern air transport system, as well as to better understand its dependency on information technology and the associated cyber risks that may affect aviation.
During the first day of the Summit, a speed networking activity will be availabe to selected students. This activity will provide face‐to‐face meetings with speakers, pannelists and experts from the ICAO EMEA Cybersecurity in Civil Aviation Summit. Information for participation can be found here.
Participants of the Youth Event will have the opportunity to attend the ICAO EMEA Cybersecurity in Civil Aviation Summit during high‐level presentations from various key stakeholders, and to engage with technical experts during various panel events. Dedicated NGAP panels will be held at the Romanian Military Technical Academy on the morning of 8 May 2018. The panels will include speakers from States, International Organizations, Academia and Industry and will engage students in a dialogue on cybersecurity in civil aviation and the importance of the availability of appropriate experts in the future.
The detailed programme is available for downloading here. Please check back regularly for updates and news.