The ICAO High-Level Safety Conference in Montreal was the site of a "milestone agreement" among ICAO, FAA, the EC and IATA that the airline trade group called "the first step to creating a global information exchange to improve aviation safety." The Declaration of Intent will involve data collected through audit programs conducted by the four bodies. "We must understand safety trends, not just from the handful of accidents each year, but by bringing together and analyzing data from millions ...

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