What is ICAO?
ICAO is funded and directed by 193 national governments to support their diplomacy and cooperation in air transport as signatory states to the Chicago Convention (1944).
What is ICAO doing to improve global aviation safety?
The 193 countries who cooperate through ICAO are currently working toward their agreed global safety target of zero fatalities by 2030, in tandem with the strengthening of their regulatory capacities, while pursuing a range of programmes and targets relevant to current core areas of global aviation safety planning, oversight, and risk mitigation.
Who is involved in the development of ICAO standards?
Industry and civil society groups, and other concerned regional and international organizations, also participate in the exploration and development of new standards at ICAO in their capacity as ‘ Invited Organizations ’.
What is ICAO’s universal safety oversight?
The monitoring of safety trends and indicators. ICAO audits the implementation of its Standard, Recommended Practices and Procedures through its Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme. An effective response to disruption of the aviation system created by natural disasters, conflicts or other causes.
ICAO is a specialised agency of the United Nations, formed to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection.
What are the ICAO standards for fire extinguishers?
ICAO Level C requires a 7.32m² fire to be extinguished at an application rate of 1.75L/min/m². All levels require a heptane fire with a 60 second pre-burn and using potable (fresh) water. For further information, please visit the ICAO website. Aberdeen Foam’s range of C6 AFFF foams approved to ICAO Standards are:
What is the difference between ICAO Level B and Level C fires?
ICAO Level B requires a 4.5m² fire to be extinguished at an application rate of 2.5L/min/m². ICAO Level C requires a 7.32m² fire to be extinguished at an application rate of 1.75L/min/m². All levels require a heptane fire with a 60 second pre-burn and using potable (fresh) water. For further information, please visit the ICAO website.
What is the application rate for the ICAO level a test?
The application rate for the ICAO Level A test is 4.1 L/min/m2. In order to obtain ICAO Level B certification the foam concentrate, once proportioned correctly, must extinguish a 4.5m 2 hydrocarbon fire within the given specifications (see table below).