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  • abbr. International Civil Aeronautics Organization

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  • International Civil Aviation Organization

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  • n. the United Nations agency concerned with civil aviation


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  • ICAO's requirements are for a biometric machine-readable passport, with the face as the primary biometric, and ICAO is entirely silent on the subject of vast interlocking National Identity Register databases - if you want to implement one of these, that's up to you, it's not compulsory.


  • The deal also potentially marks a success for ICAO, which is one of the U. N.'s largest bodies and has often struggled to unify its many members.

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  • ICAO, which is expected to have the largest role in distributing lessons learned, has stressed the need for a "global collaborative process."

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  • Again, go to the Web site of the embassy in Washington, or the other thing you can do is there's a United Nations organization called ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organization, that works with countries.

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  • The ICAO is the U.N. agency that sets rules for international flights. | news

  • The following is the agreed upon data by commentators and investigating bodies such as ICAO which concluded that the deviation was not intentional but due to a lack of situational awareness, and such as the opposite understanding that the deviation and intrusion into Soviet air space was intentional for purposes of saving on fuel by "shortcutting", or intelligence gathering.

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  • Raymond Benjamin, secretary general of the ICAO, a United Nations body that is responsible for setting international standards for aviation safety, security and regulation, told a group of Paris-based journalists that he hopes to get new mandatory norms applied by the aviation industry within the next one to two years.

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  • Over the longer-term, the ICAO wants aircraft to be able to transmit data on their positions and other parameters permanently so that they're never completely out of contact with the ground, Mr. Benjamin's chief of staff, Daniel Azema , said.

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  • Mr. Benjamin said the ICAO also wants to ensure that recorders can float in case of an aircraft falling into the sea, so as to locate the wreck rapidly.

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  • Carriers and many governments say the EU should work through ICAO.

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