The UAE has been re-elected to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) with a majority vote of 90 per cent. The Council is made up of 36 out of 190 members of ICAO. The UAE, which joined ICAO in 1972, opened a representative office in Montreal in 2005 to prepare for the ICAO elections. “The UAE is the first in the region in terms of the size of the civil aviation sector. It has advanced infrastructure, with eight modern airports spread over all emirates. In addition, it has five world class national airlines currently having 208 aircrafts, and other 350 aircraft have been ordered and will be delivered within the few coming years,” Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri, economy minister and chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GACA) said.