Israel's innovative aviation sector inspires international interest

The Secretary General of ICAO, Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar (pictured centre-left), and the President of the State of Israel, Mr. Isaac Herzog (centre-right), focussed on how the innovative achievements of Israel’s aviation sector could enhance the safety, security, and resilience of the global flight network, at their bilateral meeting in Tel Aviv on 29 August 2023. 

The Secretary General expressed ICAO’s congratulations to Israel for its rapid progress towards a number of key objectives for the future of civil aviation, particularly in the areas of unmanned and remotely piloted aircraft system operations (UAS/RPAS) and in cybersecurity. 

Mr. Salazar’s three-day mission to Israel also comprised discussions with Israel’s Minister of Transport and Road Safety, Ms. Miri Regev; the Director General of Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Shmuel Zakay (left); senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel; and various other leaders of Israel’s aviation sector. These dialogues focussed on exploring the potentially global benefits of Israel’s engagement towards innovation. 

The Secretary General was accompanied throughout these activities by ICAO’s Regional Director for the European and the North Atlantic Regions, Mr. Nicolas Rallo (right).

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