ECAC President and Executive Secretary meet with sister regional organisations in Paris

Paris, 7 February 2023 — ECAC hosted the first-ever formal meeting of the leaders of all four regional civil aviation organisations, with the heads of the Arab Civil Aviation Organization (ACAO), the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), and the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC), joining ECAC President Alessio Quaranta, Executive Secretary Patricia Reverdy and Deputy Executive Secretary Mark Rodmell in Paris on 7 February 2023.

The main objectives of this meeting were to strengthen relationships and cooperation among the sister civil aviation organisations and to agree on actions to support a safe, secure, and sustainable development of air transport in their respective regions and around the world, consistent with ICAO’s strategic objectives.

The participants shared views and lessons learned on the main outcomes of the 41st session of the ICAO Assembly and on regions’ ambitions for the ICAO Assembly in 2025. They also reiterated their commitment to the ratification of the two 2016 Protocols amending the Chicago Convention to increase the number of seats in the ICAO Council and Air Navigation Commission.

All participants acknowledged that strong partnership and collaboration were critical to ensuring the long-term sustainability of the aviation industry, and that by working together and sharing information and good practices, regional organisations could develop and implement effective strategies to support the recovery of air travel for the benefit of the economies and citizens in each region.

The meeting also agreed a series of joint activities for 2023, including cooperation on safety, security, capacity building in different areas of civil aviation, and exchange of best practices on air transport.