Frankfurt, 23-25 May 2022 - Pilot phase II of the ECAC Quality Assessment Programme on assistance to persons with disability and persons with reduced mobility (PRMs) was relaunched in May after being postponed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This facilitation capacity-building programme was designed to ensure that Europe-wide, the service provided to PRMs is delivered in a harmonised, transparent and non-discriminatory way, to improve levels of customer service and safety for PRMs, and to strengthen the skills of national experts from ECAC Member States.
London, 24-25 May 2022 - Following a series of online sessions, the first in-person meeting of the Security Forum (SF/35) since 2019 took place in London. As well as reviewing the progress of ECAC’s security groups and being briefed on achievements in capacity-building activities, it had more detailed discussions on current security topics.
Rabat, 19-20 May 2022 - ECAC President, Alessio Quaranta, and ECAC Executive Secretary, Patricia Reverdy, participated in the 27th General Assembly of the Arab Civil Aviation Organization (ACAO). Attended by representatives of ACAO Member States, international and regional organisations and partner states (including Malaysia and Singapore), this event provided the opportunity to share views on current priorities for the recovery of the aviation sector, and the ambitions for the forthcoming ICAO Assembly.
19-20 May 2022 - The chair of the ECAC Training Task Force, Nina Smith (United Kingdom), reviews the present and past role of the task force and what lies ahead in the future. The Training Task Force (TrTF) met for the first time on 28 February 2006 in Brussels. It was established to ensure that the human component of the aviation security system is addressed by providing guidance and best practices in the area of training and human performance.
Videoconference, 16-18 May 2022, and Paris, 20 May 2022 - The fifth ECAC Environmental Forum comprised an online session open to ECAC’s key international partners (16 to 18 May) and a closed session held at ECAC’s premises (20 May). It attracted environment experts from a wide spectrum of stakeholders and geographical scope.
Singapore, 17-18 May 2022 - Opened by Minister S Iswaran, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations of Singapore, the inaugural Changi Aviation Summit "Readying for take-off: a brighter & cleaner tomorrow" brought together hundreds of aviation leaders from both governments and industry from around the world. While ECAC President, Alessio Quaranta, and ECAC Executive Secretary, Patricia Reverdy, participated in the Summit and met with many Directors General of the region, ECAC Focal Point for Environmental matters, Rannia Leontaridi (DGCA United Kingdom), moderated the panel focusing on "clearer and greener skies ahead".
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