ICAO and the International Transport Forum (ITF) have signed an agreement aimed at increasing cooperation. Under the terms of the three-year memorandum of collaboration (MoC), the bodies will undertake joint research, host events together and exchange information and staff.
Mutual interests identified in the MoC include: the liberalisation of global air transport; the security of air travellers; and aviation infrastructure investment.
The two parties will research areas including: statistics methodology and data aggregation; data analysis and forecasting; and economic studies exploring air transport development.
The new agreement builds on existing programmes between ICAO and the ITF, which included forecasting air passenger flows and their impacts.