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.
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.
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.
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.
8 December 2021 - The ECAC Secretariat delivered an environmental capacity-building webinar for staff from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Indonesia, under the existing cooperation agreement between both organisations.
3 December 2021 - A new ECAC/EU ad hoc Sustainable Aviation Fuels Task Group (SAFTG) held its first meeting online at the beginning of December, co-chaired by the appointed co-rapporteurs, Inmaculada Gómez, nominated by the Spanish Aviation Safety Agency (AESA), and Magnus Gislev from the European Commission (DG MOVE).
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