Experts take stock of historic environmental achievements at ICAO Assembly

Videoconference, 12 October 2022 — The 13th ECAC monthly familiarisation webinar on basic knowledge on aviation and the environment took stock of the key environmental achievements at the 41st ICAO Assembly, and what will happen next as a result of the agreements reached. The ECAC Secretariat highlighted States’ overwhelming support for the ICAO collective long-term global aspirational goal (LTAG) for international aviation of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and its relevance towards boosting assistance and cooperation programmes in the coming years.

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Snapshot of the 41st ICAO Assembly

Montreal, 27 September - 7 October 2022 — The 41st ICAO Assembly saw major advances on environment and other domains (aviation security, cyber security, safety and ATM, facilitation, economics), against the background of extended discussions, re-timetabling of meetings and newsworthy decisions. The Assembly, in an historic decision, adopted a collective long-term aspirational goal (LTAG) of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. It also completed the first review of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) with a baseline reflecting the original ambitions of the scheme, with revised percentages for sectoral and individual growth factors that were acceptable to Europe.

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ECAC delivers cyber security training for European Commission aviation security inspection experts

Videoconference, 4 and 6-7 October 2022 — The first training course for European Commission aviation security inspection experts, "Best Practices for National Auditors – Cyber Security (basic)", was organised by the ECAC Secretariat. The course gave participants the opportunity to exchange experience and best practices in inspecting and auditing the implementation of cyber security measures aimed at protecting critical aviation information and communication technology systems and data from cyber attacks that could affect the security of civil aviation.

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CEP participating test centres review ongoing tests and test centre allocation

Videoconference, 6 October 2022 — Representatives of the ECAC Common Evaluation Process (CEP) participating test centres, the chair and deputy chair of the CEP Management Group and the ECAC Secretariat gathered online ahead of the 55th meeting of the CEP Management Group (26-27 October) to discuss progress with ongoing tests and the CEP test centres’ available capacity until the second quarter of 2023.

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ECAC welcomes new staff members to the CASE II Project

Charlotte Lund joined the ECAC CASE II Project team as an aviation security specialist on 1 October 2022. She holds degrees in communications and marketing and has 16 years of experience in aviation security from Copenhagen Airport with a focus on regulations, training and education. Before joining ECAC, Charlotte held a security specialist position for the Danish National Police. Charlotte is keen to contribute to making civil aviation safer through developing material for CASE II activities and delivering activities in Partner States.

Klejda Dervishaj joined the ECAC CASE II Project team in October 2022 as a financial and administrative assistant after several years of professional experience in Albania in relevant roles in a financial institution and an international services company. Klejda looks forward to bringing her previous professional experience and educational background to better serve the mission of the project and support the ongoing activities in Partner States in terms of organisation and coordination.

Julian Lovekin joined the CASE II Project team as an administrative assistant on 1 October. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Julian completed his undergraduate studies in history and English literature at McGill University in Montreal, and his postgraduate degree in international history at the London School of Economics. He is looking forward to contributing to the CASE II Project and the delivery of its aims and goals.


Explosive Detection Dogs Study Group sets out plans for 2023

Copenhagen/hybrid, 21-23 September 2022 — The Explosive Detection Dogs Study Group (EDD) reviewed progress on its 2022 work programme and agreed on its priorities for 2023. Recent developments in States that use EDD or that are considering creating an EDD programme were reviewed, and participants discussed guidance on screening people, and reviewed the agenda and presentations for the November EDD workshop to be held in Paris.

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