COVID-19 Webinar Series

COVID-19 Webinar Series

The COVID-19 Webinar Series presents updates and information on the various ways ICAO is currently supporting the civil aviation community during the pandemic crisis. The series is hosted by leading international experts in their fields.

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COVID-19 Webinar Series
  • Safety Operational Measures Framework

    Due to the urgent need to reduce the risks related to the COVID -19 pandemic by air transport and as a result of social distancing practices, closure of workspaces and other public health intervention measures, a number of States are taking various actions to enable service providers and personne...

  • Repurposing Aircraft Passenger Cabin for Transport of Cargo

    The restrictions related to COVID-19 has increased dramatically the need for goods to be shipped by air. The availability of passenger aircraft provides the opportunity of using the passenger cabin to transport cargo. This webinar provides information on that activity and considerations related t...

  • CAPSCA Programme

    The growth of international air traffic has increased the risk of the spread of infectious diseases. Therefore, protection of global health becomes ever more important for airlines, airport operators, passengers, pilots and aviation personnel in general, as well as for governments who have to ass...

  • Public Health Corridor

    As aviation has almost come to a complete halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, it is essential to find a way in which to resume the international aviation system, taking into consideration public health requirements. Therefore, the CAPSCA Programme has developed a strategy known as the Pub...

  • Management of Aviation Safety Risks Related to COVID-19 for CAAs

    The successful management of the COVID-19 pandemic requires the assessment and management of risks that extend beyond the boundaries of managing aviation safety risks as defined in Annex 19 — Safety Management. Civil aviation authorities (CAAs) need to understand their role in supporting the miti...

  • Simplified Procedures for Air Traffic Management Collaborative Decision Making

    This webinar presents the Simplified ATM/CDM Procedure developed to support coordination and collaboration between States and provide a framework and guidance to support the ICAO Regions with the preparation for the recovery from COVID-19 pandemic.

    Presenter: Elie El Khoury, Technical Officer fo...

  • New ICAO Methodology for Assessing & Reporting Runway Surface Conditions (GRF)

    The new ICAO methodology for assessing and reporting runway surface conditions, commonly known as the Global Reporting Format (GRF), enables the harmonized assessment and reporting of runway surface conditions and a correspondingly improved flight crew assessment of take-off and landing performan...

  • Digital Transformation since COVID-19

    The COVID-19 crisis has shown the increased effectiveness of digital products over more traditional, paper-based solutions. This webinar addresses major elements and steps to consider when launching a digital transformation initiative within an organization. It also touches upon the use of techno...

  • SNOWTAM 2020

    The new Global Reporting Format (GRF) provisions will be applicable as of 5 November 2020. In support of GRF implementation at States' AIS/AIM level, the ICAO EUR/NAT Office developed the "Guidance on the Issuance of SNOWTAM, First Edition", with the support of EUR States, EUROCONTROL/EAD, EASA a...

  • Licensing in the Time of COVID-19

    The Chicago Convention and Annex 1 define that holders of a licence such as pilots have to carry a valid document to prove their continuous proficiency. Today many licence holders are unable to keep their licences valid in accordance with the requirements in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Th...

  • Regional Cooperation in Times of Crisis

    Until just recently, the aviation community was facing major challenges in order to find ways to adapt to the rapid pace of new technologies, as well as the need to provide an effective oversight by the Civil Aviation Authorities. For over a decade, regional collaboration through such mechanisms...

  • Air Traffic Services Guidance for Operations in a COVID-19 Context

    Despite the fact that there is currently a significant reduction in air operations, the provision of air traffic services continues to be a fundamental part of the essential supply chain that enables us to face the COVID-19 pandemic.

    It is expected that the gradual reactivation of operations wil...

  • Safely Transporting Cargo during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 outbreak has led to an unprecedented reduction in the number of passenger-carrying flights and an increase in the need to transport critical and often life-saving cargo, including dangerous goods, quickly all over the world. States are facing a number of challenges in ensuring these ...

  • Collectively Designing The Future of ATM Presentation by Mohamed Smaoui

    The session discusses the importance of the 3Cs amongst a high level Panel of Aviation Leaders through the following topics:

    How the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the Aviation industry?
    How the 3Cs can better tackle the COVID-19 crisis?
    How aviation stakeholders should exercise the 3Cs to invo...

  • GCAA UAE Collectively Designing The Future Of ATM Post COVID-19 - Day 1

    Session 1: The Strength of 3C’s - Cooperation, Collaboration and Communication

    The first session will discuss the importance of the 3Cs amongst a high level Panel of Aviation Leaders through the following topics:
    • How the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the Aviation industry?
    • How the 3Cs can ...

  • GCAA UAE Collectively Designing The Future Of ATM Post COVID19 - Day 2

    Session 3: MID Region Aviation Restart and Recovery

    The Third session discusses reducing the spread of COVID-19 by air transport and to protect the health of air travellers and air personnel while maintaining essential air transport operations and ensuring an orderly return to normal operations ...

  • Enabling UAS Operations Part 1

    In this webinar, ICAO will address unique opportunities demonstrating the benefits of UAS during the current health crisis. The guidance information that will be presented will assist States and UAS operators to enable UAS operations safely and effectively. Topics of discussion during the webinar...

  • ​Establishing a Trusted Communication Policy - COVID-19 Recovery

    A large number of aircraft operated on international routes have been taken out of service as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bringing such aircraft back into service will require extensive transmission of information between States and industry. In addition, COVID-19 has resulted in rest...

  • Facilitation Tools COVID: Strengthening International & InterAgency Cooperation

    This webinar will discuss applying Annex 9 provisions for the establishment and operation of a resilient and robust National Air Transport Facilitation Committee, thereby strengthening collaboration and cooperation of all stakeholders including Public Health authorities, in part with the use of m...

  • Aircraft Accident Investigations during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The webinar addresses the responsibility of accident investigation authorities (AIA) prescribed in Annex 13 and explores how this function can be fulfilled during restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Civil Aviation

    The viability of the aviation industry has been severely impacted by the drastic reduction in air travel demand amplified by stringent travel restrictions. The most significant economic impact from the pandemic is the liquidity and working capital deficits for the industry, which will risk operat...

  • Extending Flight and Duty Limits for COVID-19 "Special Ops"

    The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some circumstances where there may be a need for operators to move outside existing flight and duty limits and related requirements to enable essential or emergency services. As some of these extended operations are beyond current operational experience with...

  • Enabling UAS Operations Part II - Panel Discussion

    This will be the second of a two-part webinar which will include a panel discussion involving regulators and UAS Operators. The panel members will discuss the successes and challenges involved in BVLOS operations, including those related to humanitarian and lifesaving activities. Panelist will in...

  • U-AID - Humanitarian Operations Using UAS

    This webinar will present ICAO's guidance material for humanitarian aid and emergency response (U-AID) using UAS. Following an overview of this material and best practices, UA Operators who perform humanitarian operations (Drone Delivery Canada and GlobalMedic) will share their experiences. Addit...