In light of the unprecedented impact COVID-19 is inflicting on the air transport industry, ICAO’s coordinated response in supporting Member States in their implementation efforts regarding recovery and preparedness for a Public Health Event of International Concern (PHEIC) is critical.
The support ICAO is providing to Member States addresses the various needs to cope with the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in regard to the movement of goods and health of passengers. This includes aspects related to public health-related measures, facilitation and aviation security, aviation safety (e.g. management of temporary regulatory alleviations), risk management, and air transport and economics. The support will be provided through Implementation Packages (iPack).
An iPack is a bundle of standardized guidance material, training, tools and expert support which aim to facilitate and guide the implementation of ICAO provisions for State entities (e.g. Governments, Civil Aviation Authorities, National Air Transport Facilitation Committees...), aviation service providers, supply chain stakeholders and their personnel. An iPack is intended to be a self-contained package composed of the relevant:
iPacks are developed and implemented in full alignment with the measures and recommendations contained in the Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) Report and are a key element for their implementation.
ICAO’s role in supporting Member States in their efforts to implement relevant SARPs and up-to-date guidance material is paramount. As such, iPacks are intended to:
A webinar was conducted on 5 August 2020 to provide additional information about the iPacks. Please click
here to view the complete recording of the iPack webinar.