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Skytalks are 30-minute presentations (including Q&A) exploring international civil aviation developments of importance to the entire aviation community. You can revisit past Assembly Skytalks on ICAO TV or

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  • Promover la igualdad de Genero, es una meta de OACI

    Episode 78

    "Esta charla Skytalk tratará sobre el compromiso de la OACI con el avance en igualdad de género en el sector de la aviación y su apoyo con varias iniciativas dentro de nuestra organización, como el Programa de Igualdad de Género de la OACI, que favorece progresos hacia el objetivo ambicioso en ig...

  • Promoting gender equality is an ICAO goal

    Episode 68

    This Skytalk will share ICAO’s commitment to advancing Gender Equality in the aviation sector and how it is supported by several initiatives within our organization, such as the ICAO Gender Equality Programme, where progress is enabled toward the aspirational goal of gender equality by 2030 and i...

  • iPacks: ICAO Implementation Packages Supporting Capacity-building Needs

    An iPack is a bundle of standardized guidance material, training, tools and expert support which aim to facilitate and guide the implementation of ICAO provisions for State entities and their personnel. This SkyTalk will explain all relevant aspects about this important ICAO self-contained packag...

  • Leading ICAO’s Transformation Through the Business Plan 2023-2025

    Episode 1

    The ICAO Business Plan 2023-2025 represents a transformative vision of ICAO’s work in support of the global civil aviation sector. In this SkyTalk, the ICAO Secretary General will showcase the key elements and objectives of the ICAO Business Plan, as endorsed by the ICAO Council. Mr. Salazar will...

  • Aviation and Environmental Outlook - Innovation for a Green Transition

    Episode 2

    Under ICAO leadership, the aviation sector has made great progress towards its transition to a sustainable future, while successfully recovering from the traffic downfall caused by the COVID19 pandemic. This Skytalk provides an overview of the major efforts under the ICAO Strategic Objective on E...

  • Thales: Innovation & Regulation: Moving Upwards and Onwards

    Episode 2

    Innovation and regulation: a combination for the better. Thales believes it is a fact that innovation in aviation has the potential to improve the safety, efficiency, security, environmental sustainability and economic development of air transport.

    Innovations can lead to new, more efficient and...

  • ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP)

    Episode 4

    Effective implementation of the ICAO TRIP Strategy is essential in helping States optimize the economic, social, and political benefits of international travel and to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The TRIP Strategy also helps to manage security risks and to respond to ...

  • Overview and Status of Ratification of Key International Air Law Treaties

    Episode 6

    This presentation aims at providing an overview of the status of ratification of key international air law treaties as well as to explain the procedure related to the deposit of instruments of ratification with ICAO. It will also give an overview of the current tools available for States to assis...

  • Aviareto: The International Registry – How did COVID affect the industry?

    Episode 7

    Almost all financial transactions on aircraft globally, are recorded on the international registry. This rich data source is explored to explain the three phases of the industry's response to COVID. Also, civil aviation authorities can now use the international registry for free to do searches.

  • Report on the feasibility of a Long-term aspirational goal (LTAG)

    Episode 9

    This Skytalk will focus on one of the most significant recent ICAO achievements in addressing climate change – the completion of ICAO Report on the Feasibility of a Long-term Aspirational Goal for International Aviation CO2 Emissions Reductions. This SkyTalk provides an overview of the work, the ...

  • Importance of Senior Leadership for an Effective State Safety Programme (SSP)

    Episode 10

    Senior leaders play an important role in managing and influencing safety at the State level. This Skytalk aims to encourage leadership at the senior level to ensure the benefits associated with an effective State Safety Programme (SSP) are achieved.

  • Aviation Satellite Account

    Episode 11

    This presentation will introduce ICAO's development of the methodological framework of "Aviation Satellite Account" for measuring an economic impact of aviation on national economy using international-agreed standard framework.

  • Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

    Episode 12

    The Skytalk on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) provides an overview of the work undertaken by ICAO and its Member States on CORSIA implementation, with a focus on developments occurred since the 40th Session of the ICAO Assembly in 2019.

  • Assistance, Capacity-building, Training for Sustainable Aviation Fuels programme

    Episode 13

    Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) have the largest potential to reduce aviation’s impact on climate change. This Skytalk will provide an overview of ICAO’s initiatives to facilitate the further use of SAF, with a highlight on the recently launched “ICAO Assistance, Capacity-building and Training ...

  • Reporting of Aviation Security Occurrences and Incidents

    Episode 14

    Incident Reporting Guidance and Taxonomy, a tool to assist States in their efforts to structure and harmonize the reporting process of AVSEC occurrences and incidents from the SG-ASIR Chair perspective.

  • The ICAO Workshop on Innovation

    Episode 15

    As part of the roll-out of the ICAO Secretariat Strategy on Innovation, ICAO is developing a Workshop on Innovation. The SkyTalk presentation will be aimed at explaining the objectives and approach adopted for this work. The workshop will (1) provide an overview of the aviation and innovation eco...

  • Innovative USOAP Continuous Monitoring Approach tools

    Episode 16

    In this Skytalk session we will be presenting the New ICAO USOAP Continuous Monitoring Approach Dashboard, the USOAP Continuous Monitoring Approach Community, and enhancements planned for the upcoming triennium for these new tools.

  • Status of USOAP CMA evolution, operation and future plans

    Episode 5

    Welcome and vision of the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP) Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA); Evolution of the programme and message on the role of data to support the continuous monitoring of States; Presentation of the general plan, streams of work, interactions amongst strea...

  • ICAO’s Diversified Portfolio of Implementation Support Products and Services

    Episode 17

    This Skytalk will present ICAO’s diversified portfolio of implementation support products and services, which are executed through its Technical Cooperation Bureau. The presentation will highlight the different modalities in which Technical Cooperation is able to support States through an overvie...

  • CAPSCA and aviation medicine - next steps

    Episode 18

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for a multi-sector multi-stakeholder coordinated approach to public health emergencies. The ICAO Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA) programme, has followed this approach sinc...

  • Startical (Indra & Enaire) - Satellite-based VHF Voice & Data Communications

    Episode 19

    While there are currently other long-range communication systems, such as HF, satellite voice and controller to pilot data link communications (CPDLC) over SATCOM, available to facilitate communications between aircraft and ATC in remote and oceanic airspace, the performance of these current syst...

  • Aviation Security - Managing insider threat and building security culture

    Episode 20

    This Skytalk will introduce the aviation security global risk context statement. It will also address insider threat management and security culture in aviation security. In addition, we preview ICAO's workshops on Insider Risk and Security Culture.

  • An overview of counter-terrorism programmatic activities by UNOCT

    Episode 21

    An overview of United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) aviation-related technical assistance and capacity building activities supporting Member States, provided at global, regional and national levels across all four pillars of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

  • State Action Plans and assistance to ICAO Member States

    Episode 22

    State Action Plans (SAPs) are a voluntary planning and reporting tool for States to communicate information on their activities to address CO2 emissions from international civil aviation to ICAO. The State Action Plan Initiative enables all ICAO Member States to establish a long-term strategy on...