ICAO: Standardizing Aviation Regulations
In 2019, there were 38.9 million airplane passengers globally, and that number is trending upward. As the aviation industry continues to grow, the issues of safety and sustainability for air travel are more important than ever. Airplanes are also responsible for 35% of global trade. In the wake of growing numbers of global incursions and crashes both on the ground and in the air, the dangers and inadequacy of civil aviation standards are more apparent than ever. In 2022, in the US alone, there were 1,732 runway incursions, which was one of the lowest incident rates in the world. Although there are 193 member nations in the ICAO, many of these member states have vastly different domestic regulations making international flight logistics problematic and prone to accidents and near misses. Delegates will have to work together to update and maintain a global standard of aviation encompassing every aspect of flight.