This press conference took place on 2 June 2020, following the adoption of a new report and recommendations aimed at restarting the international air transport system and aligning its global recovery by the ICAO Council.
The COVID-19 report and guidelines were produced by the Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART). They were developed through broad-based consultations with countries and regional organizations, and with important advice from the World Health Organization and key aviation industry groups including the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International (ACI World), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), and the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA).
The CART’s Report contains a detailed situational analysis and key principles supported by a series of recommendations focused around objectives for public health, aviation safety and security, and aviation economic recovery.
This content is supplemented by the report’s special ‘Take Off’ document which contains guidelines for public health risk mitigation measures and four separate modules relating to airports, aircraft, crew, and air cargo.
The full CART Report is available as part of ICAO’s COVID-19 platform (www.icao.int/covid), and will be regularly reviewed and updated based on the latest data and information received from all stakeholders.