Due to the urgent need to reduce the risks related to the COVID -19 pandemic by air transport and as a result of social distancing practices, closure of workspaces and other public health intervention measures, a number of States are taking various actions to enable service providers and personnel to maintain the validity of their certificates, licenses, and other approvals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) created a webinar, with speaker Miquel A Marin, to describe the framework created by ICAO to support aviation activity in this period and help get it started again in a safe manner.

Marin is the Chief of the Operational Safety Section of the Air Navigation Bureau, which is responsible for the development of standards, recommended practices, procedures and guidance material related to the operation, certification and airworthiness of aircraft including the licensing and training of personnel and language proficiency requirements. Marin joined the International Civil Aviation Organization in November of 2009 and has served the organization in various capacities during his tenure. He is leading ICAO initiatives to develop tools and guidance related to operational safety measures to support States during these difficult times.

A recording of the webinar can be found here.