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63 countries to take part in civil aviation forum in Oman


Muscat – The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Civil Aviation Authority, is preparing to host the 2nd Civil Aviation Legal Advisers Forum (CALAF/2) organised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) from February 21-23.

Around 63 countries and three international organisations will participate in the forum, convened under the auspices of H E Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Said al Saidi, Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs.

Being held in Oman for the first time, CALAF/2 will facilitate a continuing focus of attention on issues of interest to the international aviation community in the legal field.

The event will feature presentations on a variety of civil aviation subjects given by more than 30 professionals from across the globe. In particular, the forum will address topics relating to recent developments and emerging issues in the civil aviation law field, and ICAO’s work in the legal field.

Some of the topics to be discusses include the outcome of the 41st ICAO Assembly; crisis management in the response to the pandemic and air travel recovery; data privacy; competency framework for legal advisers; settlement of aviation disputes; enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of civil aviation legal advisers; and current issues in aviation law and practice.

The forum will comprise a youth group session on the next generation of aviation professionals (NGAP) and pursuing a career as an aviation professional.

The session will be attended by the Secretary General of ICAO and a number of high-profile figures in the aviation industry to listen to the young people interested in the field. The forum will also include an accompanying exhibition showcasing the industry’s most recent technologies.

Launched by ICAO, the forum is a platform for legal advisors to share views, knowledge and experience on issues in the civil aviation field, and to discuss various challenges faced by state parties, potential cooperation opportunities and possible solutions to address challenges emanating from technical, social and economic development. The first edition of the forum was held in May 2019 in Singapore.

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