European Aviation and Environment Working Group (EAEG)

The European Aviation and Environment Working Group (EAEG) is an ECAC/EU working group which has the mandate to ensure European coordination for:

  • major ICAO events,
  • replies to ICAO State letters deemed of high strategic interest for Europe,
  • the submission to ICAO of State Action Plans for the reduction of CO2 emissions, by developing a common section of European Action Plans, which presents and assesses the ECAC/EU coordinated measures to combat climate change, and their benefits.

Also, it maintains and develops ECAC guidance material, such as ECAC's report on a standard method for noise modelling (ECAC Doc 29, 4th Edition), and the ECAC Guidance on Sustainable Aviation Fuels.

When deemed necessary, and notably for the purposes of developing technical guidance, technical input or preparatory work is provided by small temporary or permanent specialised task groups, upon request from EAEG. These specialised task groups can be either formal or informal, either already in existence (e.g. AIRMOD, APER Task Group, SAF Task Group), or new groups, based on needs.

This group is co-chaired by a representative of one ECAC Member State and a representative of the European Commission (except for activities not involving EU competencies). It is open to all ECAC Member States as well as EASA and EUROCONTROL.

Under the same co-chairmanship, a sub-group of EAEG, named EAEG-CAEP, is composed of European CAEP members and observers, and the European co-rapporteurs of CAEP working groups and task forces, as well as EUROCONTROL and EASA. As necessary, advisers involved in CAEP work and committed to actively contributing can participate in meetings. This sub-group has the mandate to ensure European coordination for the ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) on a wide range of subjects, including a long-term aspirational goal for the reduction of CO2 emissions of international aviation, noise and CO2 standards, non-volatile Particulate Matter, sustainable alternative fuels, assessment and forecasting, etc.

ECAC News on environmental matters

ECAC News n°79 - Environment ECAC News n°72


ECAC Spotlight on environmental matters

ECAC News n°72 - Spotlight on EAEG (Stefan Bickert and Magnus Gislev) ECAC News n°71 - Spotlight on ECAC AIRMOD (Darren Rhodes) ECAC News n°63 - Spotlighton the reorganisation of ECAC's environmental activities (Patrick Gandil)