International Civil Aviation Day
International Civil Aviation Day is celebrated on December 7th of every year. Flights play a major role in taking goods to the humans across different countries. Civil Aviation represents all the airlines of all non-military flights including private and commercial ones. It is Day commemorated as to help generate and reinforce global awareness about the importance of international civil aviation. The Day also celebrates the role played by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in the international air transport. International Civil Aviation Day reminds people about the importance of Civil Aviation in the social and economic development.
“You can’t imagine a world, quite frankly, without a safe and secure aviation system. And so our job is to really focus on that, and what we need to do to keep it safe and secure.” – Janet Napolitano
History of International Civil Aviation Day
The first celebration of International Civil Aviation Day was held in the year 1994. The celebration Day commemorates the 50th anniversary of the establishment of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on December 7, 1944. ICAO was established to secure international cooperation and uniformity in the matters of civil aviation. It was on this same date, the International Services Transit Agreement along with the International Air Transport Agreement was signed. The unique role of ICAO is in helping the States to support and achieve a truly global rapid transit network at the service of all humankind. The observance of this Day aims in making and reinforcing the global awareness about the importance of international civil aviation in the social and economic development. The role of ICAO in promoting the safety, efficiency and regularity of the international air transport is also celebrated on this Day.
Most countries in the world are the members of the ICAO, and they work together in establishing common standards and recommended practices for the civil aviation through that agency. The Day is celebrated from around the world for the people of the aviation community like air traffic control or ATC, airport management, airlines and the aircraft. The UN General Assembly in 1996 had proclaimed December 7 as the International Civil Aviation Day, under an ICAO initiative and with the Canadian Government’s assistance. The assembly had urged the governments and organizations to observe the day and is now an official UN day. It is a Day that highlights the importance of international civil aviation along with its impact on the social and economic development.
Other Celebrations on December 7
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How to Celebrate International Civil Aviation Day
Celebrating the International Civil Aviation Day is very simple. Book a ticket in the airlines and take a trip abroad to make the celebration Day enjoyable. ICAO actively promotes this celebration Day through various activities and events. Bring in awareness among the people around you about the role of civil aviation. Make classroom activities and conduct seminars about different types of aircraft available and their role. Post and share your views along with the celebration Day pictures in the social media using the hashtag #CivilAviationDay.