The memorandum was signed earlier this month at the United Nations Aviation Authority`s Second Global Symposium on the Air Navigation Industry (GANIS/2) in Montreal. ICAO said the agreement was intended to “create new partnerships to support more integrated industry standards” for communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) and air traffic management (ATM) systems. “The exchange of information enabled by these new agreements will be very useful for ICAO`s efforts to develop sophisticated and comprehensive standards for international civil aviation,” said ICAO Secretary General Dr Fang Liu. “Industry standards play unique and often complementary roles in supporting global air navigation goals.