27-28 May 2021 - The security implications of restarting operations with the gradual easing of travel restrictions were on the table for discussion at the 32nd meeting of the ECAC Security Forum. ECAC Member States, observer States and observer organisations exchanged views on the challenges for security operations notably due to staff returning after long periods of inactivity. The impact on security culture, the insider threat and training to implement adapted security measures were among the issues raised by participants.
27 May 2021 - We, the aviation authorities of the 44 Member States1 of the European Civil Aviation Conference, are gravely concerned by the diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978 to Minsk on 23 May 2021. We support ICAO performing any relevant investigation to establish the facts associated with this incident.
26 May 2021 - ECAC organised one European coordination meeting in May with Directors General of ECAC Member States, DG MOVE, EASA and EUROCONTROL to discuss the most recent developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the diversion of Ryanair flight FR4978 to Minsk on 23 May. Participants exchanged information on the measures implemented and planned at national level in their own States in the follow-up to the diversion.
First joint workshop on the impact of artificial intelligence techniques on aviation security equipment
20-21 May 2021 - The ECAC Secretariat joined forces with the European Commission’s DG MOVE to organise a first workshop on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques on aviation security.
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