Review of 2023 performance and decision on 2024 work priorities in the security domain

Videoconference, 30 October 2023 — The Security Programme Management Group gathered to review the achievements of the ECAC security task forces and groups in 2023, and the current status of implementation of their work programmes. Priorities for 2024 were discussed, and work programmes will be finalised in the coming weeks on both operational and technical issues.

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Legal Task Force considers ECAC processes

Videoconference, 26 October 2023 — The third and final Legal Task Force meeting of 2023 addressed significant matters arising in relation to ECAC processes, including questions relating to participation of third parties in the ECAC Common Evaluation Process of security equipment (CEP).

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Press release: European aviation leaders unite for holistic sustainability in the ECAC/EU Dialogue

Photo (from left to right): Alessio Quaranta (ECAC President and Director General of Civil Aviation for Italy), Filip Cornelis (Director of Aviation, DG MOVE, European Commission), David Benito Astudillo (Director General of Civil Aviation for Spain), Angela Lynch (Policy Coordinator, ECAC Secretariat)

Valencia, 25 October 2023 – European aviation leaders have come together in Valencia for the 12th edition of the ECAC/EU Dialogue, reaffirming their commitment to sustainable aviation. This key event is organised every three years since 1995, and this edition brought together 140 participants, including high-level aviation policymakers, airline and airport leaders, air navigation service providers, environmental stakeholders, aircraft manufacturers, aviation academics, representatives of financial institutions, as well as international and regional organisations. Participants gathered to address sustainability across social, environmental and economic dimensions, to develop a shared vision for a balanced, resilient, and responsible future for European aviation.

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Portugal hosts first in-person meeting of the ECAC Network of Communication Specialists

Lisbon, 25 October 2023 — The first in-person gathering of the ECAC Network of Communication Specialists (NETCOM) focused on crisis communication, safety promotion, and change management in civil aviation. Tânia Cardoso Simões, chairwoman of the Portuguese Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC), which was hosting the meeting, welcomed the members of the network to Lisbon.

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Accelerating uptake of electric and hydrogen aircraft

Videoconference, 25 October 2023 — A new policy toolkit created by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Aviation Environment Federation, working together with other industry stakeholders as part of WEF’s Target True Zero initiative, was presented at the 20th ECAC environmental familiarisation webinar.

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Assessing how far the sector has come in turning sustainable aviation from a buzz word into reality

Valencia, 24-25 October 2023 — The 12th ECAC/EU Dialogue with the air transport industry was hosted in Valencia by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda of Spain in the framework of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event saw engagement between the 140 participants representing regulators and policymakers from ECAC Member States and the industry and broader stakeholders from outside the aviation sector, under the theme, “Flying sustainably — from buzz to reality”.

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