ECAC Coordinating Committee members meet with United States’ government representatives in Washington

Washington DC, 30-31 May 2023 — Members of the ECAC Coordinating Committee were welcomed by representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Transportation (DOT) and State Department. The two-day meeting in Washington DC (CC-US/27) was held to exchange information on a broad array of key issues ranging from aviation security, innovative technologies and commercial space, to transatlantic cooperation and furthering the sustainable aviation agenda.

This reinforced both sides’ commitment to meaningful international engagement to enhance existing global aviation practices and to find common solutions to the challenges the industry and sector as a whole face today – and will face in future.

Day one saw the ECAC delegates visit the FAA Air Traffic Command Center where they learned about the approach the air navigation service provider is taking to identify and resolve air traffic management-related issues in a timely and efficient manner. The meeting then saw detailed discussions on a wide range of topics of mutual interest, including aviation security, safety, economics, the environment – and sustainable aviation – and technology and innovation.

Throughout the meeting, the US representatives emphasised their aim to continue sharing information to find collective practical solutions and to play a role in encouraging ICAO standards to be advanced globally. ECAC welcomed this and the opportunity to continue discussions on established aviation topics, as well as to raise new subjects, such as: diversity and inclusion, innovation in aviation security, and priorities in ICAO.