International Civil Aviation Day

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2020 Date7 December 2020
2021 Date7 December 2021
International Civil Aviation Day

International Civil Aviation Day History

International Civil Aviation Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of the civil aviation sector. Civil aviation refers to flights and aircrafts used for personal and business purposes. This day aims to highlight the role of civil aviation in the social and economic development of countries.

International Civil Aviation Day was established in 1994 and officially recognized by the U.N General Assembly in 1996. It is observed annually on December 7th.

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International Civil Aviation Day Facts

  • The theme for International Civil Aviation Day is aligned with the ICAO’s anniversary and spans a period of five years. The theme selected for 2019-2024 was 75 Years of Connecting the World.
  • The international civil aviation organization (ICAO) was created in 1944 as per the convention on international civil aviation. 52 countries signed the international agreement. This allowed global civil aviation systems to develop peacefully and in such a way that it would benefit all people and nations.
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, established in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest airlines.

International Civil Aviation Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Thank a civil aviation worker. Air traffic controllers, pilots, flight attendants, they all play a key role in making sure flights go accordingly and safely.
  • Consider learning more about aviation or careers in aviation. There are lots of resources available and the field has diverse opportunities. Check out flight school and aviation career paths for more details.
  • Watch a film or documentary about aviation to better understand the responsibility civil aviation workers have. Here are our suggestions:
    Sully (2016)
    Flight (2012)
    One Six Right (2005)

International Civil Aviation Day - References and Related Sites

www.icao.int: What ICAO means
unitingaviation.com: Why Civil Aviation is important

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