First stakeholders’ workshop on sustainable aviation fuels

10 May 2022 - A kick-off workshop aimed at feeding into the SAF best practice document was organised to identify barriers for SAF supply-and-use reporting, and claiming of CO2 reductions under different jurisdictions or schemes. The event welcomed representatives of IATA, ISCC - the sustainability certification scheme, and Fuels Europe, and featured inputs on regulatory developments from representatives of ECAC Member States France, Norway and the United Kingdom.

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Understanding electrofuels: aviation and the environment webinar

4 May 2022 - The tenth monthly ECAC familiarisation webinar on basic knowledge on aviation and the environment was dedicated to understanding electrofuels (also known as synthetic aviation fuels, power-to-liquid (PtL) or e-fuels) – a type of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) promoted by some ECAC Member States and the ReFuelEU regulatory proposal.

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Austria hosts Best Practices for National Auditors – Level 1 training course

Vienna, 25-29 April 2022 - Aviation security auditors from Austria, Finland, Lithuania, Republic of Moldova and Slovakia gained a better understanding of their roles, powers and responsibilities as national auditors and strengthened their knowledge and competence in conducting national compliance monitoring activities, at this Best Practices for National Auditors – Level 1 training course. The training introduced the participants to inspection/audit methodology and techniques as well as to debriefing techniques, compliance assessment and report writing.

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Network of Chief Economists agrees on future focus

21 April 2022 - The members of the ECAC Network of Chief Economists (NCE) met virtually to consider the implementation of the group’s 2022 work programme. Participants shared updates on statistical information and economic studies related to civil aviation in general, and in particular focused their attention on the impact of the current crises (COVID-19, war in Ukraine).

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CEP Management Group agrees on roadmap

20-21 April 2022 - The ECAC Common Evaluation Process (CEP) Management Group concluded the discussions on the draft CEP roadmap 2022-2024 at its 53rd meeting, held online in April. Other topics covered at the meeting included finding feasible solutions for equipment manufacturers whose supply chain of potential critical elements could be impacted by the war in Ukraine, and progress made on the tray equivalence protocol and the appropriate designation for each tray.

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Cyber security training for national auditors

19-21 April 2022 - A Best Practices for National Auditors – Cyber Security (Basic) training course was organised online for national auditors from the Czech Republic and Finland.

The purpose of the course was to strengthen the auditors’ understanding of common cyber threats to civil aviation, possible cyber attack on critical aviation systems scenarios, and cyber security measures, and to include this component in their national compliance monitoring activities.

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