International Civil Aviation Organization 

ICAO logo, photo courtesy by CRM

by Alliya Dulaney

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) focuses on international aviation and strives to promote peace and safety within international airlines and transport. The ICAO is comprised of four main bodies that function to efficiently run the organization. The ICAO has an Assembly of representatives from all participating countries that meets at least once every three years, or if upon request. The Assembly votes for 33 member states that sit in session at ICAO headquarters in Montreal, Canada known as the Council. The Council is able to designate an Air Navigation Commission (ANC)  of 19 members with aviation expertise. With their expertise, the ANC aims to maintain and improve “aviation safety and air navigation efficiency while integrating increased traffic into the current aviation infrastructure,” as stated by the ICAO website.