ICAO’s iPACKs will support States during COVID-19 pandemic
The deployment of the iPACKs represents a determined coordination effort within ICAO, led by its Technical Cooperation Bureau.
“Addressing priority areas for States and the industry, these new ICAO iPACKs have been developed in full alignment with the ICAO Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) Report and associated ‘Take-off’ guidelines,” emphasised ICAO Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu.
The iPACKs include guidance material, training, tools, expert assistance and procurement assistance. They can be acquired by government decision makers, civil aviation authorities, national air transport facilitation committees, aviation service providers and supply chain stakeholders.
The first two iPACKs being deployed will feature resources for Strengthening National Air Transport Facilitation Committees for Re-Start and Resilience of Civil Aviation, and Aviation Safety Risk Management related to COVID-19 for Civil Aviation Authorities.
“ICAO is looking forward to working closely with States, partners and donors to deploy these important new resources for States and industry. We are confident that the iPACKs will provide significant support to the response, recovery and resilience efforts now ongoing, and help re-establish the needed capacity to reconnect the world,” Liu said.