This annual report highlights the major trends in international civil aviation for 1977. International airlines of the ICAO performed a total of some 435 billion passenger-kilometers in scheduled and non-scheduled operations throughout the world during 1977. A decline is noticed in the proportion of total international passenger traffic carried on non-scheduled services. In scheduled services, there was a seven-percent increase over 1976. Financial results indicate an increase (13%) in operating revenues of scheduled airlines; for non-scheduled airlines, revenues also increased 13%. Safety records for scheduled service was only slightly short of the best record (1975). The figures were worse for non-scheduled services performed with larger aircraft. Obtaining fares and rates agreements in 1977 proved to be more troublesome than in previous years. Fewer problems were encountered in obtaining cargo rates agreements. Commercial aircraft orders continued to climb for the second year. The financial commitment for new jets ordered is estimated at about US $5.7 billion. Continued efforts are being made to improve aviation energy efficiency, support services and flight safety. ICAO technical assistance expenditures for 1977 were lower han the previous year, however, based on a number of large scale projects approved last year, a significant increase in funding is anticipated for 1978.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Civil Aviation Organization

    Attn: Document Sales Unit, 999 University Street
    Montreal, PQ  Canada  H3C 5H7
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 23-67
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ICAO Bulletin, Public Information Office
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM