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ACI World at ICAO's 41st Assembly

#All4one Aviation Ecosystem

Every three years, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) holds its Assembly, which establishes the worldwide policy of the Organization for the upcoming triennium. This event attracts more than 2,000 delegates, including ministers, directors general of civil aviation, and senior policy and decision makers.

ACI World worked diligently to prepare its advocacy positions and engagement strategy to represent its members’ needs at this crucial junction in time under the theme: #All4one Aviation Ecosystem.

Our messages

The ICAO Assembly is an opportunity for ACI World to represent the views of airports, and to present and discuss our global concerns. In a formal sense, we submit Working Papers on the major priorities. We also leverage the opportunity to build ACI’s reputation as the voice of the world’s airports with governments and other industry stakeholders.

View some of our key advocacy areas on ACI Insights, our flagship blog:

Ensuring Aviation Remains Attractive to Current and Future Generations

By Thomas Romig - Vice President, Safety, Security and Operations

Reaching Aviation’s Environmental Long-Term Aspirational Goal

By Juliana Scavuzzi - Senior Director, Sustainability, Environmental Protection & Legal

Building a More Inclusive, Equitable, and Accessible Air Transport System For All

By Nathalie Herbelles - Senior Director, Security and Facilitation

ACI World Reception

ACI World Booth

ACI World hosted a private event at OASIS immersion, Canada’s largest immersive exhibit. It welcomed State delegates and a range of other industry stakeholders.

The ACI World team was present in the exhibition area of the Assembly to discuss our work and share the global airport perspective with delegates.

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Photo credit: Victorine Yok-Thot Sentilhes


Working papers

States and International Organizations submit their own Working Papers to present the perspectives of their constituencies. The Working Papers are presented by delegations during the Assembly. If they are accepted by consensus, the Working Papers direct the outcomes of ICAO for the next triennium. Assembly outcomes are then provided to the other bodies of ICAO and to its Member States in order to guide their continuing and future work.

Read our five Working Papers below. Learn about the key outcomes of this advocacy.

Attracting and developing the aviation ecosystem’s workforce to ensure the industry’s long-term sustainability and resilience

The aviation ecosystem is reliant on a large and diverse workforce of well-trained and competent individuals. The number of workers who had to leave the industry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the so called “Great Resignation” had significant impacts on the availability of adequate numbers of aviation workers to meet the increasing demand as traffic recovers...

Airports' efforts to decarbonize, required support and a collaborative approach with governments and stakeholders

ACI member airports at the global level committed to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and urged governments to provide the necessary support in this endeavour. More than 130 airports have anticipated their target to 2030, or even earlier, while others by 2040...

Accessibility to persons with disabilities: Dignified air travel for all

Persons with disabilities and reduced mobility form a large and growing proportion of the world’s population. The drive towards greater social inclusion forms an integral part of the global sustainability agenda and is increasingly prioritized in the UN strategic framework...

In support of ICAO's airport Economics panel

In recognizing the changes to the airport sector over the past decade, the ICAO’s Airport Economics Panel (AEP) has initiated a working group of Member States and Official Observers to assess the ongoing relevance and responsiveness of ICAO’s policies on charges (Doc 9082) in 2022...

Supporting Effective mechanisms to fight wildlife trafficking

Wildlife trafficking is a global problem. Air transport is a frequently used method of transport for traffickers as it efficiently connects many destinations. Airports and air transport routes provide opportunities for enforcement authorities to detect and intercept illegal wildlife...

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