Strategic Objective — Economic Development of Air Transport — Infrastructure Management and Financing the Air Transport System

Implementation of Resolutions of the 38th Session of the ICAO Assembly and of ATConf/6 Recommendations

Facilitating Air Services Negotiations and Fostering Cooperation Between States (ICAN)

Infrastructure Management and Financing the Air Transport System

ICAO Aviation Data

Joint Financing Agreements

Cooperation with Other United Nations Bodies and International Organizations

Outreach and Awareness Activities

Voluntary Support for ICAO’s Work

Technical Cooperation and Assistance Projects (TCB)



Infrastructure Management and Financing the Air Transport System


The ASBU Multidisciplinary Working Group (MDWG-ASBUs), which was established in 2014 to consider operational and economic incentives for implementation of the ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrade (ASBU) modules, held its second meeting in February and produced recommendations on further work, including on how to conduct cost-benefit analyses, business case studies and economic impact analyses, as well as financing schemes.


The Airport Economics Panel (AEP) and the Air Navigation Services Economics Panel (ANSEP) held their fifth joint meeting in May. It established four working groups to undertake tasks which will assist the implementation of relevant recommendations of the Sixth Worldwide Air Transport Conference (ATConf/6), including updating or developing necessary guidance on funding of regulatory oversight functions and financing of infrastructure development.


A survey of States was conducted concerning the level of implementation of ICAO Policies on Charges for Airports and Air Navigation Services (Doc 9082). The result of the survey was incorporated into the supplement to Doc 9082.


ICAO continued to promote and raise awareness of ICAO policies on charges through various means such as meetings, State letters, training and social media. For example, in collaboration with Airports Council International (ACI), a training course on airport user charges was conducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November. A dedicated seminar on ICAO policies and guidance on airport economics and economic oversight was also organized during the ACI Conference on Investing in Airports held in New Delhi, India, in December.


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