Through the Safer Skies Initiative, together with our international partners, we are increasing the level of safety and security for commercial airlines in or near conflict zones.

ICAO, a United Nations Agency, has been at the forefront of aviation safety and the development of air transport into the safe system it is today but much of the safety features we enjoy today have sadly come from air disasters over the years.

Salvatore Sciacchitano ICAO Council President said, “Respect for victims of civil aviation accidents, and the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of their families, are of paramount importance to ICAO, and with the help of the insights and appeals of the ACVFFI’s committed representatives, the ICAO Council has now helped to assure continuous advocacy and attention for these important global priorities. Thankfully air travel today is a safe undertaking and the UK’s safety record is one of the best in the world, the last fatal accident involving a passenger flight aircraft in the UK was in 1989 when British Midland flight 92 crashed on the M1 just short of East Midlands Airport after suffering an engine failure, 47 people were killed.”

International Day

Flight aircraft in the UK was in 1989 when British Midland flight 92 crashed on the M1 just short of East Midlands Airport after suffering an engine failure, 47 people were killed.”

One of the key aspects of ICAO’s roles is through the adoption of Standards and Recommended Practices for national governments to ensure the provision of timely and comprehensive information, care, and resources are provided to accident victims and their loved ones in post-accident circumstances.

Further Omar Alghabra Minister of Transport also issued a statement to mark the first annual International Day for Commemorating Air Crash Victims and their Families that “Today, on the first International Day for Commemorating Air Crash Victims and their Families, we join with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other international partners to stand with the victims and families who have been profoundly affected by air tragedies around the world. Those victims and family members have our full support. We grieve with them, and we remember the lives lost.

Omar Alghabra

Those victims and family members have our full support. We grieve with them, and we remember the lives lost.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proclaimed January 8 as Canada’s National Day of rememberance for victims of air disasters.

We welcome this opportunity to further commemorate and mourn the victims globally and to support the families left behind.

ICAO

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proclaimed January 8 as Canada’s National day of rememberance for victims of air disasters.

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