Delegates of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) visited Beihang University on the morning of January 29th, seeking deep cooperation between the two sides.
Steve Creamer, Director of the Air Navigation Bureau of ICAO, and Wang Yong, ICAO’s Chief of Airport Operations and Infrastructure, were received by Huang Haijun, Vice President of Beihang University. Mr. Huang welcomed them and introduced the basic information, features and advantages of Beihang. He also expressed the university’s intention to develop all-round cooperation with ICAO and deepen the collaboration in education and research.
Mr. Creamer thanked Mr. Huang for his warm reception and hoped that the two sides could carry on with the efforts to achieve substantive and deep cooperation on the basis of previous talks.
At the meeting, the two sides reviewed the progress they had achieved, and had an in-depth discussion with regard to characteristic aviation education, exchange of talents, joint training programs, collaborative research into big data and artificial intelligence, joint efforts in holding international conferences, etc. Besides, they exchanged ideas and reached a consensus on further cooperation in interdisciplinary fields and other disciplines.
The meeting was also joined by representatives from the International Division, the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the School of Economics and Management, the College of Continuing Education, the School of Cyberspace Security, National Key Laboratory of Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Systems for Air Traffic Management, and National Research Center of Air Traffic Management Law and Standard.
Besides the meeting, the ICAO delegates also visited the relevant laboratories at Beihang University.
ICAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations in aviation, determining international civil aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and policies. Its headquarters is located in Montreal, Canada. China is a PART I member of ICAO Council. In 2018, ICAO will hold the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) Global Summit with Beihang University and other organizers.
Reported by Ma Zhenyuzi and Zhao Changliang
Edited by Shi Yue and Li Mingzhu
Translated by Li Mingzhu