EUROPEAN CIVIL AVIATION CONFERENCE - CONFÉRENCE EUROPÉENNE DE L'AVIATION CIVILE

Focus on European priorities and ambitions for the 41st ICAO Assembly at Directors General meeting in Sorrento

Sorrento/videoconference, 25-27 August 2022 — President of the Italian Civil Aviation Administration (ENAC), Pierluigi di Palma, welcomed the Directors General of Civil Aviation to Sorrento for their annual Special meeting (DGCA/71(SP)), where they were joined by observers from the European Commission, EUROCONTROL, EASA, the ICAO EUR/NAT Regional Office and JAA TO.

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ECAC Directors General support ambitious goals to tackle climate change impacts of civil aviation

Sorrento, 27 August 2022 - Directors General of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Member States reaffirmed their commitment to work together to promote ambitious international targets and measures to reduce CO2 emissions from civil aviation and assist all States in the delivery of these goals through capacity building activities and facilitating access to climate finance. The Directors General also affirmed their support for the Declaration of the International Aviation Climate Ambition Coalition [note] as part of the pursuit of these goals.

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ECAC Coordinating Committee discusses ICAO Assembly preparations and other strategic ECAC issues

Sorrento, 25 August 2022 — The ECAC Coordinating Committee met in Sorrento to discuss ICAO Assembly preparations, future ECAC events and the future evolution of the ECAC Secretariat. It decided that the ECAC Forum in December will be on the theme of “From COVID to crunch”, looking at the difficulties of the recovery of the sector that have become evident over the summer, and the need to work with the industry on long-term solutions.

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ECAC organises second and third training courses in 2022 on covert testing

Sofia, 5-7 July 2022 and Vilnius, 17-19 August 2022 — A training course on best practices for covert testing was organised by ECAC in Sofia for national auditors from Albania, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova, and in Vilnius for national auditors from Austria, Estonia, Lithuania and the Netherlands, with a contribution from an instructor from the United Kingdom at the Sofia event. 

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Europe at the ICAO high-level meeting on environment

Montreal/hybrid, 20-22 July 2022 — A High-level Meeting on the Feasibility of a Long-Term Aspirational Goal for International Aviation CO2 Emissions Reductions (HLM-LTAG) brought together all ICAO States in July. ECAC/EU States presented two European papers to the meeting, and the European participation was supported by ECAC, the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission.

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