Angela Lynch joins the ECAC Secretariat as a policy coordinator covering economics, facilitation, legal issues and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) after six years at the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority in its Strategy and Policy Department. Prior to that, Angela worked on international financial services policy and inward investment. At the UK CAA she developed experience of the aviation sector from a regulatory perspective, working most recently in innovation policy covering developments in electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and advanced air mobility operations.
Belgrade, 13-15 December 2022 — A Best Practices for Risk Management in Aviation Security pilot course was organised in Belgrade for eight aviation security experts from Serbia, with a contribution from an experienced instructor from Ireland. The course comprised two groups of modules: through a combination of theoretical training, discussions and table-top exercises, the core modules familiarised participants with existing and emerging threats to aviation, current trends and the risk management process, including an example of a risk assessment methodology.
Videoconference, 1 and 15 December 2022 — The members of the ad hoc ECAC/EU Sustainable Aviation Fuels Task Group (SAFTG) gathered for their 11th meeting on 1 December to consider the final review and endorsement of the ECAC/EU SAF guidance material that had been developed by the group from December 2021. The group agreed to include a final section in the guidance summarising the key policy recommendations, and to incorporate an executive summary at the beginning of the document.
Paris, 7 December 2022 — Directors General of Civil Aviation gathered for their 159th meeting (DGCA/159) to analyse the main outcomes of the 41st ICAO Assembly, to discuss the preparations for the ICAO Council elections in 2025, to hear updates on recent European developments, and to review the status of implementation of ECAC’s activities in the current year and the work priorities for the next year in the following domains: external relations, safety and accident investigations, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), aviation security, environment (including capacity-building activities), facilitation, economic, legal, communication, and diversity in civil aviation.
Paris, 6 December 2022 — The latest session of the ECAC Forum of Directors General (FORUM/15) took place in Paris. This year’s programme examined the aviation sector as it makes its way out of the crisis. Over 90 participants and speakers from 34 ECAC Member States, the European Commission, EASA, ICAO, IATA, ACI EUROPE, Lot Polish Airlines, Leiden University, AerCap, Royal Schiphol Group and the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration joined the session in person.
Paris / online, 3 November 2022 — At its first meeting after the ICAO Assembly, the ECAC Coordinating Committee reviewed the outcomes of the Assembly, and in particular the performance of European candidates in the ICAO Council elections and the process for establishing a list of European candidates for future elections.
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