First meeting of the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Task Group
3 December 2021 - A new ECAC/EU ad hoc Sustainable Aviation Fuels Task Group (SAFTG) held its first meeting online at the beginning of December, co-chaired by the appointed co-rapporteurs, Inmaculada Gómez, nominated by the Spanish Aviation Safety Agency (AESA), and Magnus Gislev from the European Commission (DG MOVE).
The aim of SAFTG, which was created under the aegis of the European Aviation and Environment Working Group (EAEG) (Expanded), is to address the ECAC 2021 work programme's objective of developing guidance material to promote best practices and harmonised policies to support SAF promotion and supply in ECAC Member States. The group is composed of 25 experts appointed by 12 Member States, plus EUROCONTROL, the European Commission (DG MOVE and DG CLIMA), EASA and ECAC.
This first gathering launched the process for elaborating ECAC/EU guidance and agreeing on a work programme, which is expected to be decided at the next meeting scheduled on 20 January 2022.