Participation of Siim Kallas in the 38th ICAO Assembly
End production: 24/09/2013 First transmission: 25/09/2013
On 24 September 2013, Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transports, travelled to Canada and attended the opening session of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly in Montreal, Canada. On this occasion, he gave some opening remarks on the future development of international aviation.
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||Exterior view of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) building in Montreal, Canada
||Canadian flag and ICAO flag
||Symbol of the ICAO
||Arrival of Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transports, to the ICAO
||Banner of the 38th Assembly of the ICAO inside the building
||General view of the press conference room
||Arrival of Siim Kallas to the conference room (2 shots)
||Cutaways of a photographer (2 shots)
||Siim Kallas consulting documents (2 shots)
||Siim Kallas being invited to take the floor (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Siim Kallas (in ENGLISH): President, distinguished delegates. This assembly will set the stage for the future development of international aviation. What is designed here, over the next two weeks, can and should have paramount importance in creating the regulatory conditions that this vital global industry needs to secure its further growth.
On safety, we are pleased that the new annex 19 was incorporated into the Chicago convention on safety management. On air navigation, on air traffic management, we hope the assembly will be able to agree on the global air navigation plan, and set out the right world map and priorities for the eventual modernisation of the world ATM system.
For aviation to keep growing, it must be seen as a responsible global citizen. Our aim is to find a global consensus by promoting more advanced technologies using sustainable alternative aviation fuel, better procedures in air navigation. And last but not least, providing for market based measures. We need all these elements for a successful outcome.
Given the growth forecasts in aviation, market-based measures are integral to the global response to the challenge posed by aviation emissions.
In supporting such a package, Europe has moved a long way over recent months.
International aviation will benefit enormously from global approach, if we are in a position to agree. It is a unique opportunity and a pivotal moment to forge a meaningful global solution. President, distinguished delegates, I sincerely wish that this conference succeeds in its ambitious goals. Thank you.
||Cutaway of the audience applauding
||Exterior views of the ICAO bulding (3 shots)