The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) convened its Second High-level Conference on Aviation Security in Montréal (Canada), on 29 to 30 November 2018.
The Conference was attended by over 540 participants representing 107 Member States, and 22 international and regional organizations, and industry associations.
The civil aviation security expert represented, in the conference, the Arab organization of civil aviation.
Given the importance of the topics and points on the agenda of the Conference ( aviation security threats and risks context, future approaches to managing aviation security risk, the Global Aviation Security Plan, ensuring sustainability of security measures), the Arab Civil Aviation Organization (ACAO) held two coordination meetings between the member States in order to present and discuss the working papers submitted to the Conference and to coordinate the positions of States regarding these papers.
The areas of focus emphasized by the Conference in this regard included emerging threats such as remote-controlled aircraft systems, chemical, biological and radiological attacks, cybersecurity ...
Reaffirming the critical importance of aviation security in the overall global civil aviation system, the Conference adopted recommendations on new security standards and strategies to be submitted to the ICAO Council for consideration prior to submission to the 44th ICAO Assembly in 2019.
On the sidelines of this conference, the representative of the Arab Civil Aviation Organization held meetings and consultations with representatives of some regional organizations (the European Civil Aviation Conference, the African Civil Aviation Commission ...) and representatives of some countries to enhance cooperation in the field of civil aviation security.