December 07

airplane takeoff Photo Credit: Rudi Riet.

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International Civil Aviation Day

This day is meant to highlight the importance of safe and civil aviation practices internationally. International Civil Aviation Day was established in 1994 by the International Civil Air Organization (ICAO) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the organization’s creation in 1944. Two years later, in 1996, the United Nations supported International Civil Aviation Day as a “global observance.”

Events are held worldwide that outline the importance of safe international aviation, and the impact that it can have on our economic and social lives. In places as distant as South Africa, and others around the world, awareness is raised through seminars, lectures, classroom activities, and news media. It is the aim of the ICAO to make sure that one day our world is completely safe for air travel from one place on earth to anyplace else.

Science NetLinks offers resources on other efforts to improve safety with its lessons It's a Crash Test, Dummy and Sanitation and Human Health.

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