ICAO to spearhead pilot projects on conflict zone risk to airlines

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP August 27, 2014 20:27

ICAO to spearhead pilot projects on conflict zone risk to airlines

ICAO has stated it will launch two pilot projects designed to assist airlines and states with the sharing of information on risks in conflict zones.

The plans were announced at the conclusion of a two-day meeting by the ICAO’s special task force, which was been given the objective of addressing risks to airliners in conflict zones.

The first project will look at how the existing Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) system can be used to better share urgent and critical risk information.

The second project, to be piloted by unnamed “key ICAO partners,” will establish a new centralized system for the “prompt sharing of conflict zone information.”

Task force chairman David McMillan said: “These recommendations will help to ensure the safety of civilian passengers and crew, no matter what airline they are flying on or where they are flying.”

The ICAO currently has no powers to open or close airspace in conflict zones, and does not currently offer specific guidance on where missiles might threaten civil airliners.

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