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ICAO's "No Country Left Behind (NCLB)" initiative within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The "No Country Left Behind (NCLB)" initiative highlights ICAO's efforts to help states implement ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).

The main aim of this work is to ensure that the implementation of SARPs is better harmonized globally, so that all states have access to the significant socio-economic benefits of safe and reliable air transport.

The NCLB effort also advances ICAO's efforts to resolve significant safety concerns (SSCs) identified by ICAO's safety oversight audits and other safety, security, and emissions objectives.

Dutch Kingdom
Dutch Kingdom

Remarkably interesting “Emerging issues” (emerging developments) are occurring in the EU/the Netherlands, for example: electric flying and unmanned aviation (drone aviation).

It is of the utmost importance that the implementation of SARPs in the Dutch Kingdom is harmonized effectively and transparently, so that all Kingdom partners have access to the socio-economic benefits of a safe and reliable air transport system.

Before continuing, it is important to first explain what “Emerging Issues” means and what it intails for aviation. "Emerging issues" include concepts of operations, technologies, government policies, business models, or ideas that may impact future aviation safety for which insufficient data is available to perform typical data-driven analysis.

As we are part of the Dutch Kingdom with delegated aviation safety oversight responsibilities, it is important that our governments (the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean), the aviation authorities and the aviation community remain vigilant for emerging issues and potential risks.

These elements should be considered and prioritized by the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean when preparing their regional (Dutch Kingdom) and national development plans and strategic plans for the air transport sector, even before cross-pollination begins.

In addition, political will and strategic allocation of human and budgetary resources, and a strategic capacity building and HR development approach are essential for a sustainable safety oversight system to ensure compliance with ICAO SARPs.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands (Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean) faces the challenge of the initial investment costs for establishing an effective and sustainable civil aviation safety oversight system.

However, PMC Global Aviation is convinced that the socio-economic benefits and contributions of aviation to sustainable development will offset these costs if managed effectively, transparently, and jointly.

Over the years and still we notice that the challenges for governments, civil aviation authorities and the aviation community in the Dutch Kingdom have increased in number and complexity. This calls for stronger and more intensive cooperation and joint commitment to aviation safety in all areas within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Nevertheless, the obligation remains with the signatory state, the successful resolution of difficulties requires a solid and transparent commitment from all governments belonging to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Therefore, collectively, we need to balance the cost of establishing and maintaining the capacity of our civil aviation authorities with the ability of the aviation industry and stakeholders to contribute to the financing of the system.

PMC Global Aviation is convinced that these emerging developments will offer opportunities to stimulate innovation and the use of innovative technologies and procedures. However, the Kingdom (the Netherlands and the Caribbean Netherlands) will initiate a harmonized implementation strategy to realize significant socio-economic benefits and achieve sustainable success in a safe, secure, and reliable aviation system in the Dutch Kingdom.

All based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere.

“PMC Global Aviation and its team of experts look forward to ushering in a sustainable, resilient, strong and united aviation and stand ready to lend a helping hand in developing and supporting strategies to not only survive, but to thrive in the future.”

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