Cir 284 AT11 20 Privatization in the Provision of Airports and Air Navigation Services Approved by the Secretary General and published under his authority March 2002 International Civil Aviation Organization
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iFOREWORD1.Many changes have occurred in recent years in ownership and management in the provision ofairports and, to a lesser extent, air navigation services. The changes have generally been thought of asprivatization. However, these changes can take various forms, and while they generally reflect a move awayfrom government ownership and management, they do not necessarily and indeed rarely denote outrightprivatization per se, particularly as regards ownership. This underlies the need expressed by States for guidancein this area from ICAO.2.This circular responds, in part, to that need. It presents information on developments taking placein various parts of the world in ownership and management in the provision of airports and air navigationservices, provides definitions and analyses of the options available, together with the possible implications ofthese options, and discusses major issues to be examined by States when considering a change in ownershipand management. It also brings to the notice of States important provisions of the Convention on InternationalCivil Aviation Doc 7300 and other ICAO policy and guidance documents regarding regulatory measures andthe need for providing safeguards.3.The guidance in this circular takes into account the wide range of circumstances faced by providersof airports and air navigation services in various regions and individual States. It is nevertheless based on theinternational policies and principles on airports and air navigation services management that States havedeveloped through ICAO. The basis for these policies and principles is set forth in Article 15 of the Convention.Extensive guidance for Contracting States was developed by the Council and is contained in ICAOs Policieson Charges for Airports and Air Navigation Services Doc 9082, which was revised and updated by theCouncil in December 2000. The guidance material presented in this circular is consistent with andcomplementary to the guidance provided in both the Airport Economics Manual Doc 9562 and the Manualon Air Navigation Services Economics Doc 9161 and takes into consideration relevant recommendationsadopted during the Conference on the Economics of Airports and Air Navigation Services ANSConf 2000,Montreal, 1928 June 2000 and subsequently approved by the Council.4.This circular was prepared by the Secretariat. Various ICAO publications referenced in the text werethe principal reference sources, with valuable input being provided by States and international organizationsdirectly or through the ICAO programme of regional workshops on Airport and Route Facility ManagementWARFM and ad hoc seminars.
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