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10th meeting of ICAO kicked off in Tehran

3 May 2010 10:46

10th meeting of the regional office of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) kicked off in Tehran, IRI capital, on Monday morning.

The aim of the meeting is to study current situation of flights in the Middle East region.

Representatives of 12 countries, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, United Arab Emirate and Iraq, as well as head of the regional office and secretary of the ICAO aviation office will take part in the three-day meeting.

The office has launched a data centre to register airplanes which have capacity to fly at high altitudes to prevent any probable violation or disharmony among the regional countries.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. Its headquarters are located in the Quartier International of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The ICAO Council adopts standards and recommended practices concerning air navigation, its infrastructure, Flight inspection, prevention of unlawful interference, and facilitation of border-crossing procedures for international civil aviation.

In addition, the ICAO defines the protocols for air accident investigation followed by transport safety authorities in countries signatory to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, commonly known as the Chicago Convention.

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