European participation in 2022 ICAO Global Aviation Dialogues on Long-term Aspirational Goal

27 March - 8 April 2022 - The 2022 ICAO Global Aviation Dialogues on Long-term Aspirational Goal (LTAG-GLADs) were held in a series of five regional virtual events between 27 March and 8 April. The LTAG-GLADs aim to raise awareness on the technical work developed by the ICAO Committee on Aviation and Environmental Protection (CAEP) on LTAG, and facilitate the exchange of views amongst Member States, with the objective of facilitating a decision on LTAG at the 41st session of the ICAO Assembly.

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CEP participating test centres coordinate ahead of the CEP Management Group meeting

7 April 2022 - Within the framework of the initiatives agreed by the Common Evaluation Process (CEP) Management Group for 2022-2024, and in preparation for the 53rd meeting of the CEP Management Group (20-21 April 2022), representatives of the CEP participating test centres, the chair of the CEP Management Group and the ECAC Secretariat gathered online to discuss the progress of ongoing tests and the test centre available capacity for the third and fourth quarters of 2022.

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Belgian inspectors undergo training on covert testing

Brussels, 5-7 April 2022 - The Best Practices on Covert Testing training course held at the beginning of April was the first training course in the security domain organised by ECAC on-site in 2022. The course offered eight inspectors from the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the covert testing methodology and test items for different areas of tests.

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Fourth meeting of the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Task Group

7 April 2022 - The ECAC/EU Sustainable Aviation Fuels Task Group (SAF-TG) held its fourth meeting online. Inmaculada Gómez (Spain) in her capacity as ECAC co-rapporteur, and Magnus Gislev, co-rapporteur from the European Commission’s DG MOVE, co-chaired the meeting.

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Facilitation experts focus on PRM issues, immigration, and health matters

Paris/videoconference, 7 April 2022 - The Facilitation Working Group met in a hybrid format in Paris to look at the latest developments in the facilitation domain. The lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to ensure the removal of the remaining travel restrictions continued to feature prominently in the discussion. Participants also shared experiences on the upcoming implementation of the EU Entry/Exit System (EES) and European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS).

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Ninth monthly ECAC familiarisation webinar on basic knowledge on aviation and the environment

6 April 2022 - The ninth monthly ECAC familiarisation webinar on basic knowledge on aviation and the environment addressed the role of air traffic management in achieving aviation’s climate goals.

The ECAC Secretariat introduced the webinar, recalling the effects of engine exhaust on the environment and on the climate and referring to the current ICAO discussion on the feasibility of establishing long-term aspirational goals to tackle them, and how operational improvements can contribute to this.

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