ICAO Full Form: History, Objective, Council etc.

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters is located in the Quartier International of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ICAO full form is International Civil Aviation Organization. It 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). Air Navigation Commission (ANC) is the scientific body within ICAO. Approved by the commission, rules are sent to the council, the political body of ICAO, for discussion and coordination with the member states before final permission.

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The requirements ICAO standards include never supersede the importance of national regulatory requirements. It is always the local, federal regulations enforced in and by sovereign states, which must be legally adhered to by air operators using applicable airspace and airports.

ICAO Full Form in Hindi: ICAO का full form International Civil Aviation Organization,
हिंदी में अन्तरराष्ट्रीय नागर विमानन संगठन है। 

History of ICAO

ICAO held the International Commission for Air Navigation (ICAN). It had its first conference in 1903 in Berlin, Germany, but no settlements were reached among the eight countries that attended. At the following convention in 1906, also held in Berlin, twenty-seven countries followed. The part conference, held in London in 1912, allocated the first radio callsigns for use by aircraft. ICAN continued to work until 1945.

ICAO Mission

To serve as the global forum of States for international civil aviation. ICAO develops policies and Standards, undertakes compliance audits, performs studies and analyses, provides assistance and builds aviation capacity through many other activities and the cooperation of its Member States and stakeholders.


The Council of ICAO is elected by the Assembly every three years and consists of 36 members elected in 3 groups. The present Council was elected in October 2019. The structure of the current Council is as follows:

Group I (chief importance)Group II (large contributions)Group III (geographic representation)
United Kingdom
United States
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire
Dominican Republic
Equatorial Guinea
South Korea
United Arab Emirates

ICAO Overview

Here in this section, we provide a short overview of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). Let’s have a look.

ICAOInternational Civil Aviation Organization
HeadquartersMontreal, Canada
Parent organizationECOSOC
TypeUN specialized agency

ICAO is responsible for:

  • Safety
  • Registration
  • Airworthiness
  • Prevention of economic waste
  • Fair competition
  • Standardisation
  • Aviation Law

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Q. What is the full form of ICAO?

A. The full form of the ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization.

Q. Where is the headquarters of ICAO located?

A. Montreal, Canada

Q. Which countries are not in ICAO?

A. The only non-Contracting States are the Holy See and Liechtenstein.

Q. Who is the first president of ICAO?

A. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu

Why was ICAO formed?

ICAO was created to promote the safe and efficient development of civil aviation. One enduring aspect of the Organization’s work over the last six decades has been to help States improve civil aviation in their country through projects implemented under ICAO’s Technical Cooperation Programme.

Where was ICAO founded?

4 April 1947

Who are members of ICAO?

The following States were elected from among ICAO’s 193 Member States to the Organization’s 36 Member Governing Council during the 2019 ICAO Assembly. Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and the United States.

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