Joint ECAC and ICAO information seminar on CORSIA eligible fuels

9 March 2022 — The second ECAC CORSIA Information Seminar (CORSIA-IS/2) addressed the issue of CORSIA eligible fuels, with discussions focusing on facilitating better understanding of how emissions reductions from the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) can be claimed by aircraft operators under the CORSIA Scheme. Jointly organised with the ICAO EUR/NAT office, the seminar was held virtually and brought together 137 participants from 29 States, the industry and seven organisations.

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Introduction to ECAC for Directors General of Civil Aviation and their senior advisors

7-8 March 2022 — Launched in 2011, ECAC Familiarisation Courses are organised periodically to provide comprehensive information about ECAC and its activities to newly appointed Directors General of Civil Aviation and their senior advisors who are dealing with ECAC activities. The 10th edition of this course, held virtually, was opened by ECAC President, Alessio Quaranta, and attended by participants from Albania, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Estonia, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Portugal and Slovenia.

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European preparations for the ICAO Legal Committee meeting

8 March 2022 — The members of ECAC’s Legal Task Force met online to prepare for the 38th Session of the ICAO Legal Committee on 22-25 March 2022 (LC/38). The participants discussed the European priorities for this meeting. In addition to reviewing their annual work programme and other tasks ahead for 2022, the task force looked at the outcome of a survey on confidentiality of information and discussed how best to maintain the confidentiality of certain meeting reports in ECAC.

Explosive detection dogs experts review 2022 tasks

2-4 March 2022 — The ECAC Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD) Study Group met virtually to report on progress on the group’s 2022 tasks. The group agreed on a series of comments on draft ICAO guidance on EDD, which were shared with the ICAO Secretariat.

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

2 March 2022 — The potential climate effects of aviation’s non-CO2 emissions was the topic addressed at the eighth monthly ECAC familiarisation webinar on basic knowledge on aviation and the environment. EASA presented the outcome of its study summarising the science of the non-CO2 climate impacts of aviation, and potential policy mitigation measures. Contrails, or vapour trails sometimes generated by the plane’s exhaust, are identified as one of the potential non-CO2 climate warming factors.

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