Martin Maurino

Safety, Efficiency and Operations Officer, Air Navigation Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organization

Marty Maurino began his career in aviation as cabin crew at Air Canada.

In 2006, he was appointed Manager, Safety Analysis at the International Air Transport Association (IATA). As head of Cabin Safety at IATA, he managed the Cabin Safety Working Group, comprised of Cabin Safety and Training Managers from over 60 major airlines worldwide.

He went on to joint Transport Canada Civil Aviation, as Civil Aviation Program Manager, working on the implementation of safety management systems. 

In 2010, Marty joined the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). He is responsible for all of ICAO’s Cabin Safety activities, and acts as Secretary to the ICAO Cabin Safety Group, composed of representatives from States, airlines, aircraft manufacturers and international organizations.

He holds a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering, specialising in Human Factors and Ergonomics, from the University of Montreal.

Combating Human Trafficking in Aviation: What Can Cabin Crew Do About It?

Human trafficking is a shocking crime, which occurs all over the world, depriving its victims of their human rights, and sometimes their lives. Aviation unites the world and must not be used for harmful purposes. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) actively contributes towards the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which contains a series of sustainable development goals. One of those goals call for immediate and effective measures to end human trafficking. ICAO joined forces with the Office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to develop the Guidelines for Training Cabin Crew on Identification and Response to Trafficking in Persons. These new guidelines provide regulators and airlines with the framework and topics that should be included in the training package on the identification and response to trafficking in persons, aimed particularly at cabin crew members.