Junrong Liang appointed President of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission

Montréal, 6 November 2023 –The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has appointed Mr. Junrong Liang to a one-year term as President of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC). 

The Commission develops international aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS) for the Council’s adoption or approval. It is comprised of 19 independent commissioners appointed for their technical expertise in civil aviation.

Mr. Liang’s mandate begins on 1 January 2024. As President of the ANC, he will lead the Commission's work on the development of ICAO's global plans for safety and for air navigation capacity and efficiency.

A member of the Commission since September 2018, Mr. Liang’s ANC positions have included serving as its First Vice-President and Second Vice-President, and in various working groups as Chairperson and Vice-Chair. He has also contributed to the ICAO Industry Consultative Forum, the ANC’s Planning Team, and the Council’s Group on Innovation. 

Prior to his appointment to the Commission, Mr. Liang held various positions with the Civil Aviation Administration of China’s Middle and South Regional Air Traffic Management Bureau, including Director for Safety Management, Deputy Director for Air Traffic Management Operation, and Chief of Technical Business Office.

Mr. Liang has over 30 years of experience as an air traffic controller. 
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