NORDICAO is a seven State rotation delegation to ICAO with the mission of working together for safe, secure and sustainable aviation. The delegation has a permanent office in Montreal, Canada at the International Civil Aviation Organization, a United Nations special agency for aviation. NORDICAO is currently headed by FINLAND who was elected to the ICAO Council at the 40th General Assembly of ICAO in 2019. Finland will hold this seat for the next three years.
Today, the Nordic Delegation to ICAO represents a combined population of approximately 25 million, spread over a land area of 3.5 million km². The airspace controlled by the five Nordic States totals approximately 8,4 million km², comprising a vast area in Northern Europe and over the North Atlantic equivalent to 82 percent of the European landmass or the entire landmass of Brazil.
One achievement that has arisen from the close cooperation between the five Nordic States through the years is the remarkably harmonized national legislation within the five States regarding civil aviation regulation. This has been made possible in part because a Nordic Representative has been steadily maintained on the ICAO Council and in the Air Navigation Commission. The Nordic States have succeeded in participating actively in ICAO’s programmes, harmonizing to the fullest extent possible the Nordic position in all ICAO matters and ratifying international Conventions made under the auspices of ICAO.