European coordination on COVID-19 matters

17 January 2022 - Directors General of ECAC Member States and representatives of the European Commission, EASA and EUROCONTROL assembled online for the first COVID-19 European coordination meeting of the year. They heard updates from EUROCONTROL on traffic developments across Europe, and in particular on the current travel measures, restrictions and possible upcoming changes.

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European legal experts prepare for 38th Session of the ICAO Legal Committee

13 January 2022 - ECAC’s Legal Task Force met virtually to prepare for the 38th session of the ICAO Legal Committee (LC/38), which is scheduled to be held from 22 to 25 March 2022.

Under the leadership of the newly appointed chair, Frankie Deckers (Belgium), the task force discussed the progress made by the various working groups reporting to the Legal Committee, and the European priorities for the meeting.

Guidance Material Task Force reviews 2022 work programme

11-12 January 2022 - The ECAC Guidance Material Task Force met virtually to review the division of tasks in the group’s 2022 work programme. Tasks for 2022 will include developing new guidance material on using an explosive trace detection (ETD) test kit, performance-based oversight, achieving one-stop security with another ECAC Member State, and best practices for risk assessment methodologies and vulnerability assessments.

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New appointment to the ECAC Coordinating Committee

15 December 2021 - We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mirjana Čizmarov, Director of Civil Aviation Directorate of Serbia, as a new member of the ECAC Coordinating Committee.

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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