OTTAWA, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The member airlines of the National Airlines
Council of Canada (NACC) support keeping the International Civil
Aviation Organization (ICAO) in its permanent seat of Montreal. A
specialized agency of the United Nations, ICAO was created in 1944 to
promote the safe and orderly development of international civil
aviation throughout the world.
"Montreal has been an outstanding home for the global aviation community
since 1946. It is important to note that Montreal also hosts major
aviation organisations that work closely with ICAO, including the
International Air Transport Association, Airports Council International
and the International Business Aviation Council, thus maximizing
synergies as a global aviation hub. Our members believe that ICAO is
exceptionally well served by Montreal's aviation expertise, its
world-class facilities and its proximity to the U.N. in New York.
There is no question that Montreal is an ideal host", said George
Petsikas, President of the NACC.
NACC member airlines work closely with ICAO in many areas such as
aviation safety, security, efficiency and aviation environmental
The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) is the trade association
representing Canada's largest national and international passenger air
carriers: Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet. We
promote safe, sustainable and competitive air travel through the
development of policies, regulations and legislation that foster a
world-class transportation system. Collectively, our member airlines
carry over 50 million passengers annually and directly employ 43,000
people and create over 260,000 jobs.
SOURCE: National Airlines Council of Canada
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