First ECAC workshop on sustainable aviation fuels

29 October 2021 - The first ECAC Workshop on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), held virtually, focused on important international and European developments on SAF policies, including the ReFuel EU Aviation regulatory proposal, with speakers from ACAO, AFCAC, the European Commission, EASA, ECAC Member States, ICAO and the ECAC Secretariat.

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ECAC presidential visit to Montreal

ECAC President and Executive Secretary (3rd and 2nd from left) with ICAO Council representatives from Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea and Singapore

27-29 October 2021 - During his first visit to ICAO headquarters as ECAC President, Alessio Quaranta, together with ECAC Executive Secretary Patricia Reverdy, met with several Council members from all regions and enjoyed discussions on the lessons learnt from the ICAO High-level Conference on COVID-19, the priorities for the next ICAO Assembly in 2022 and cooperation between the regions.

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European inputs to ICAO High-level Conference on COVID-19

12-22 October 2021 - European experts in the safety, facilitation, economic and security domains participated in the online ICAO High-level Conference on COVID-19 (HLCC 2021) under the theme of "One Vision for Aviation Recovery, Resilience and Sustainability beyond the Global Pandemic". The experts have been preparing their inputs to the two conference streams through their participation in European coordination group meetings in their specific domains.

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ECAC organises workshop on UAS investigations

13-14 October 2021 - Air accident and incident investigation experts focused on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) investigations in this year’s air accident and incident investigation workshop. The event offered the opportunity to look at the applicable regulatory framework, the investigation process and related challenges, the development of UAS investigation capability (including training requirements for investigators), safety improvement in the UAS sector, and the use of drones to support investigations.

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