UAE pilot Captain Aysha Alhameli is running to be president of International Civil Aviation Organization

The Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a United Nations specialized agency, established in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. 

The ICAO works with 193 countries and industry groups to establish international civil aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and policies in support of a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sector.

These SARPs and policies are used by ICAO member states to ensure that their local civil aviation operations and regulations conform to global norms, which in turn permits more than 100,000 daily flights in aviation’s global network to operate safely and reliably in every region of the world. In other words, the work of ICAO keeps everyone safe in the skies!

United Arab Emirates pilot, Captain Aysha Alhameli has a storied track record in aviation and is someone who has proven through her career and life that she can take on any task sent her way. 

She holds an Air transport pilot license, a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a Specialty in International Studies from Zayed University, a Master in Air Transport Management from City University of London, a Graduate Certificate in Air and Space Law from McGill University, and an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Tourism Economics and Management from University of Aegean.

Promotions and a great reputation led Captain Alhameli to being named the first UAE Representative to the ICAO Council, in 2009. A decade later she is one of ICAO’s most senior representatives.

Since joining ICAO, she has worked to increase transparency, efficiency, inclusivity and innovation. 

organization’s policies and initiatives including strategic planning and performance management.

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