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|MONTRÉAL, 15 June 2012 ─ Today, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Airports Council International (ACI), signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to provide a framework to jointly pursue the highest possible levels of safety at airports worldwide.|
|The Memorandum of Cooperation between the International Civil Aviation Organization and Airports Council International for Enhanced Cooperation to Improve Safety Standards at Airports Worldwide was signed by ICAO Council President, Mr. Roberto Kobeh González and ACI Director General, Ms. Angela Gittens during a ceremony at ICAO Headquarters in Montréal.
It will allow both organizations to join forces to improve aviation safety.
Objectives of the Memorandum of Cooperation
Ms. Angela Gittens, ACI Director General, commented, “Today is a significant day for ACI and ICAO, and for all of us who rely on a safe and secure global air transportation system. The signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation signals the official start of a collaboration to grow ACI’s Airport Excellence in Safety Programme (APEX). Through APEX, we help airports around the world identify and remedy safety vulnerabilities by on-site peer reviews, information sharing, training, assistance with implementation of management structures and the technical assistance in applying the Standards and Recommended Practices of Annex 14. This collaboration with ICAO takes global airport safety to the next level. We applaud the leadership that ICAO has demonstrated for continuous improvement in the safety mission.”
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To learn more about the ACI APEX in Safety Programme, visit: http://www.aci.aero/apex
In 1991 airport operators around the world created Airports Council International – the first worldwide association to represent their common interests and foster cooperation with partners throughout the air transport industry. Through ACI, the airport community now speaks with a single voice on key issues and concerns and, despite regional diversity, can move forward as a united industry. ACI pursues airports interests in discussions with international organizations. The most important relationship is with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), where international standards for air transport are debated and developed. ACI defends airports positions and develops standards and recommended practices in the areas of safety, security and environment initiatives.