Every two years the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations holds a world assembly in which delegates from over 80 organizations work to develop policies that will move general aviation activities forward. Issues affecting general aviation around the world are addressed through discussions, expert speakers, presentations, and panel sessions. Key issues include environmental concerns, access to airports and airspace, user fees and taxes, and aviation safety.
At the World Assembly, delegates can submit resolutions related to the promotion of general aviation. Previous resolutions have focused on ICAO regulations, national rules, and specific issues in local aviation communities. After all the resolutions have been presented and discussed, IAOPA affiliates will vote as to whether the resolution will pass. To find a comprehensive list of previous IAOPA World Assembly resolutions please visit https://iaopa.aopa.org/policies-and-positions/resolutions.
There have been 29 World Assemblies thus far, each hosted by a different IAOPA affiliate. Previous World Assemblies locations include South Africa, Israel, Greece, France, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and New Zealand.