Aviation makes the dream and desire of being able to fly a reality. A strong and affordable global air transport network transcends continents, greatly expands local access to foreign supplies and markets, provides invaluable opportunities for cultural and social exchange and enhances emergency and humanitarian response capabilities during crises and public health emergencies.
It is necessary for all stakeholders and partners to work together to maximize the benefits of air transport, and to support the sustainable growth of aviation by connecting more people and more places, more often. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) collaborated with four industry organizations: the Airports Council International (ACI), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA), to develop a report providing a comprehensive view of the importance of aviation on supporting the global economy and generating social benefits through the prism of sustainable air transport solutions. Key aspects covered in the report include the global and regional economic and social value of aviation, contribution of aviation to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and supporting the future of aviation in a sustainable manner.
We urge all stakeholders and partners to pledge the highest level of commitment to maximizing the benefits of aviation in a sustainable manner that is safe, affordable, accessible, efficient, resilient and environmentally responsible, ensuring that aviation and its many benefits leaves no one, and no country, behind.
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The Industry High Level Group (IHLG) was established in 2013. It is an initiative of ICAO Secretary General, bringing together the heads of four industry organizations: ACI, CANSO, IATA and ICCAIA. The IHLG is an informal group, which considers matters of global significance to international civil aviation that can be better addressed in a collaborative arrangement between States and the industry rather than working individually on such matters.