What are the main responsibilities and functions of the Council of ICAO?

What are the main responsibilities and functions of the Council of ICAO?

As one of the two governing bodies of ICAO, the Council gives continuing direction to the work of ICAO. In this regard, one of its major duties is to adopt international Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and to incorporate these as Annexes to the Chicago Convention.

What are the three governing bodies of ICAO?

The three main organs of ICAO are the assembly, the council, and the secretariat, headed by the Secretary General.

How many members are there in ICAO Council?

193 Member States
The following States were elected from among ICAO’s 193 Member States to the Organization’s 36 Member Governing Council during the 2019 ICAO Assembly.

Are ICAO recommendations mandatory?

There are various Articles under the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) through which States can be urged or requested to comply with international standards adopted by ICAO. In most cases a decision or recommendation from the relevant bodies of ICAO is required in advance of their use.

What is ICAO ANC?

The ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC) considers and recommends Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS) for the safety and efficiency of international civil aviation, which are adopted or approved by the ICAO Council.

Who is not a member of ICAO?

ICAO Membership There are currently (Aug. 2020) 193 Contracting States. The term non-Contracting States refer to those States which have not ratified nor adhered to the Chicago Convention but that are Members of the UN or of a Specialized Agency. The only non-Contracting States are the Holy See and Liechtenstein.

Are ICAO SARPs mandatory?

Recommended Practices are also specifications that contain certain characteristics necessary for their application, but they are not mandatory, unlike standards; their application is however highly desirable to guarantee safety and/or efficiency of international air navigation.

Are SARPs legally binding?

SARPs are published by ICAO in the form of Annexes to Chicago Convention. SARPs do not have the same legal binding force as the Convention itself, because Annexes are not international treaties. Each Contracting State may notify the ICAO Council of differences between SARPs and its own regulations and practices.

What is IATA responsible for?

What is IATA? IATA is the abbreviation form of an association founded to inspect and assign the cargo and passenger transportation fares. It stands for the International Air Transport Association.

How is ICAO organized?

Currently, ICAO organizational structure consists of a Secretariat and three main bodies: the Assembly, the Council and the Air Navigation Commission (ANC). Composed by all Member States, the Assembly is the sovereign body of ICAO.