London, 24-25 May 2022 - Following a series of online sessions, the first in-person meeting of the Security Forum (SF/35) since 2019 took place in London. As well as reviewing the progress of ECAC’s security groups and being briefed on achievements in capacity-building activities, it had more detailed discussions on current security topics.
Rabat, 19-20 May 2022 - ECAC President, Alessio Quaranta, and ECAC Executive Secretary, Patricia Reverdy, participated in the 27th General Assembly of the Arab Civil Aviation Organization (ACAO). Attended by representatives of ACAO Member States, international and regional organisations and partner states (including Malaysia and Singapore), this event provided the opportunity to share views on current priorities for the recovery of the aviation sector, and the ambitions for the forthcoming ICAO Assembly.
19-20 May 2022 - The chair of the ECAC Training Task Force, Nina Smith (United Kingdom), reviews the present and past role of the task force and what lies ahead in the future. The Training Task Force (TrTF) met for the first time on 28 February 2006 in Brussels. It was established to ensure that the human component of the aviation security system is addressed by providing guidance and best practices in the area of training and human performance.
Videoconference, 16-18 May 2022, and Paris, 20 May 2022 - The fifth ECAC Environmental Forum comprised an online session open to ECAC’s key international partners (16 to 18 May) and a closed session held at ECAC’s premises (20 May). It attracted environment experts from a wide spectrum of stakeholders and geographical scope.
Singapore, 17-18 May 2022 - Opened by Minister S Iswaran, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations of Singapore, the inaugural Changi Aviation Summit "Readying for take-off: a brighter & cleaner tomorrow" brought together hundreds of aviation leaders from both governments and industry from around the world. While ECAC President, Alessio Quaranta, and ECAC Executive Secretary, Patricia Reverdy, participated in the Summit and met with many Directors General of the region, ECAC Focal Point for Environmental matters, Rannia Leontaridi (DGCA United Kingdom), moderated the panel focusing on "clearer and greener skies ahead".
Luxembourg, 12-13 May 2022 - The ECAC Secretariat, with the contribution of a security expert from Portugal (ANAC), conducted an on-site pilot practical activity on inspecting cyber security measures, organised as a follow-up to the ECAC Best Practices for National Auditors – Cyber Security (basic) theoretical training course held online in July 2021. The main objective of this activity was to develop auditors' understanding of the key cyber security measures in aviation and of good practices for inspecting their implementation.
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