Forum of ECAC Directors General

The annual ECAC Forum was established in 2008 to give the Directors General of Civil Aviation of ECAC's forty-four Member States the opportunity for an open discussion of strategic issues with potentially far-reaching national and international significance. The one-day Forum is held back-to-back with the December Directors General meeting in Paris. 

Directors General are joined by senior representatives from the European Commission, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), EUROCONTROL and ICAO, and the debates are facilitated and enhanced by input from guest speakers from both the industry and Member States.

In previous years the ECAC Forum has focused on issues such as:

  • The security of the long-term supply of aviation fuel (2008)
  • The passenger experience (2009)
  • Crisis management in aviation with a special emphasis on the spring 2010 volcanic ash episode (2010)
  • Intermodality and its impact on aviation (2011)
  • Air cargo (2012)
  • The economics of airports (2013)
  • A future vision for European air transport (2014)
  • Connectivity and economic development (2015)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) (2016) 
  • How digitalisation is shaping the future of aviation (2017)
  • Sustaining aviation growth (2018)
  • Policies to address aviation's environmental challenges (2019)
  • COVID-19 crisis - from survival to recovery (2020)
  • Resilience of the air transport sector to crisis (2021)
  • Out of crisis: new normal or back to capacity crunch? (2022)

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and follow the guidelines and advice from trusted authorities such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and national health authorities.

We advise our public and meeting participants to regularly check the ECAC website or specific meeting portals for the latest information.

Calendar of events and meetings

Download here the provisional calendar of ECAC meetings for September-December 2023 and 2024 (issue 24 August 2023), by field of activity.

Please note this calendar is for information purposes only, dates and locations may change.