ICAO has furthermore developed new training to assist national officials in designing and setting out appropriate family assistance legislation and plans.
MONTREAL – In observance of 20 February as the International Day Commemorating Air Crash Victims and their Families, ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano has issued the following statement:
“Mindful of the importance of public and private stakeholders assuring compassionate and effective assistance to aircraft accident victims and their loved ones, ICAO has formalized an obligation under the Chicago Convention for countries to establish effective legislation, regulations, and policies in this area.
ICAO has furthermore developed new training to assist national officials in designing and setting out appropriate family assistance legislation and plans, and it also continues to promote the widespread ratification and implementation of the Montreal Convention – which provides for fairer compensation and greater protection for victims.
Respect for civil aviation accident victims, and for their loved ones’ mental, physical and spiritual well-being, remains a key priority for global aviation. With the help of the insights and appeals of the Air Crash Victims’ Families’ Federation International’s (ACVFFI) committed representatives, ICAO will continue to advocate for improved victim support”.
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