EUROPEAN CIVIL AVIATION CONFERENCE - CONFÉRENCE EUROPÉENNE DE L'AVIATION CIVILE

ECAC pilot training course on diversity and inclusion in civil aviation

Videoconference, 15 and 31 March 2023 — In December 2022, Directors General decided to organise an online pilot training course on diversity and inclusion for ECAC Member States, in response to the consolidated results of the ECAC diversity, equity, and inclusion survey conducted in summer 2022. In responding to the survey, several Member States had requested capacity-building activities on diversity matters to promote a better understanding of diversity good practices in the work environment.

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Legal experts consider how to enhance information sharing on legal matters

Videoconference, 30 March 2023 — The ECAC Legal Task Force met virtually to kick off this year’s meetings of the group. Participants discussed the 2023 work programme as agreed by Directors General in December 2022. The meeting considered how best to implement an effective approach to information sharing across the group on key legal matters to enable learning from precedents established under new or complex cases.

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Understanding the CO2 ceiling: a Dutch policy to address aviation’s emissions

Videoconference, 29 March 2023 — The Dutch government has decided to introduce a CO2 emissions ceiling for international aviation, a policy measure to ensure that certain emissions reduction targets are met in the Netherlands in the short, mid and long terms. The 17th ECAC monthly familiarisation webinar on basic knowledge on aviation and the environment was dedicated to helping participants understand this policy measure thanks to the participation of Jesper van Manen, senior policy officer on sustainable aviation from the Dutch civil aviation directorate.

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ECAC exchange with EUROCONTROL State Liaison Officers

Brussels, 29 March 2023 — ECAC President Alessio Quaranta and Executive Secretary Patricia Reverdy gave a comprehensive presentation on ECAC’s history, structure and activities to the EUROCONTROL State Liaison Officers (SLOs) during a visit to Brussels.

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Discussion with EUROCONTROL Director General

Brussels, 28 March 2023 — The Director General of EUROCONTROL, Raúl Medina Caballero, ECAC President, Alessio Quaranta, and Executive Secretary, Patricia Reverdy met in Brussels to discuss the implementation of the ECAC-EUROCONTROL Agreement, and to emphasise the good cooperation between the two organisations.

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Economic matters update

Paris/videoconference, 23-24 March 2023 — European economic experts gathered on 23 and 24 March for respectively the 8th meeting of the ECAC Network of Chief Economists and the 15th meeting of the Economic Working Group. The Network of Chief Economists picked up the theme of the ECAC Directors General Forum in December 2022 on the lessons learnt from the summer 2022 challenges faced by the air transport sector.

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