End of year review of ECAC’s 2021 activities and the priorities for 2022

Paris and videoconference, 15 December 2021 - Directors General of Civil Aviation assembled for their 157th meeting (DGCA/157) to hear updates on recent ICAO and European developments, to discuss the preparations for the next ICAO Assembly (27 September - 7 October 2022), and to review the status of implementation of ECAC's activities in the current year and the work priorities for the next year in the following domains: external relations, safety and accident investigations, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), facilitation, security, environment, economic and legal matters.

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Amendments to the ECAC Constitution

Paris and videoconference, 15 December 2021  - Two amendments to the ECAC Constitution (ECAC Doc 20, 9th edition/December 2020) were adopted at the 40th ECAC (Special) Plenary Session to incorporate recent decisions taken by ECAC Directors General on the provisions for the Focal Point for Facilitation and Security, and those relating to associated bodies of ECAC.

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Directors General address the resilience of the air transport sector to crisis at the annual ECAC Forum

Paris and videoconference, 14 December 2021 - The latest edition of the annual ECAC Forum of Directors General (FORUM/14) took place in Paris and by videoconference to consider the resilience of the air transport sector to crisis.

Forty-eight in-person and forty-five remote participants, representing 34 ECAC Member States, the European Commission, EUROCONTROL, ICAO, United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), IATA, ACI EUROPE, Airlines for Europe, Airbus, Groupe ADP and the European Transport Workers’ Federation, took part in the conference thanks to its hybrid format.

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First ECAC conference on the use of artificial intelligence in behaviour detection

13 December 2021 - ECAC organised its first conference on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in behaviour detection. More than 40 aviation security experts and scientific researchers from ECAC Member States and partner States met remotely to explore the capabilities of AI in behaviour detection. Particular attention was paid to the status of scientific research initiatives on AI to further strengthen the implementation of behaviour detection in the domain.

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

8 December 2021 - Becoming familiar with sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) was the objective of the sixth monthly ECAC familiarisation webinar on basic knowledge on aviation and the environment. 47 participants from 23 States and 6 organisations including the Arab Civil Aviation Organization (ACAO) and the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) participated in the webinar.

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