Aviation world converges in Montreal for 41st ICAO Assembly

Esmee Samson, General Manager for Air Navigation Services SCAA; Garry Albert, SCAA Chief Executive Officer; Antony Derjacques, Minister of Transport; Alan Renaud, Principal Secretary for Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine; David Labrosse, General Manager for Safety and Security SCAA; Florence Marengo, General Manager for Commercial SCAA

Seychelles’ Minister of Transport, Mr. Antony Derjacques, will join over 2,500 delegates from the 193 Member States of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and accredited international organisations to take part in the 41st triennial ICAO Assembly, hosted at ICAO headquarters in Montréal, which runs from September 27 to October 7, 2022. Delegates include ministers, directors general of civil aviation, senior policy and decision makers and representatives of accredited international organisations

Held once every three years, the Assembly establishes the worldwide policy of ICAO for the upcoming triennium. The commitments that will result from the Assembly meeting – particularly concerning climate change, aviation security and facilitation – in an intense two weeks, will define the transformation of the aviation industry in the years to come.  The theme of A41 is ‘Reconnecting the World’ in fitting recognition of world’s recovery from the CoVID-19 pandemic.

Minister Derjacques said, “ICAO plays a key role in supporting a multilateral, rules-based order for global aviation, which is crucial due to the very nature of aviation.  Reconnecting the World is an apt theme, and I am pleased to attend the Assembly to meet with representatives across the globe to discuss common challenges and to work on solutions and to highlight how Seychelles has achieved a lot of firsts recently.”

  • Seychelles being one of the first countries in Africa to reopen its borders
  • Seychelles being the first country in Africa with facial recognition for all travelers on arrival
  • Seychelles being the first country in Africa to comply with all ICAO/UN security standards
  • Seychelles becoming paperless on arrival, attaining an average clearance time of 36 min, 20% below the ICAO standard
  • Seychelles 2022 year to date arrival figures 85.4% of its 2019 figures, and average weekly arrival figures at 94.7% of 2019 weekly arrival figures
  • Seychelles bold commitment to implement mitigating measures to limit CO2 emissions from aviation activities

Minister Derjacques will be addressing the Assembly next week to apprise the global community about Seychelles’ achievements towards strengthening aviation security, facilitation, and the environment.

While in Montréal, the Minister will also meet with counterparts from several countries to enhance international cooperation in the field of transportation