10-12 May 2022 - Eight participants from Lithuania, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom attended an online Basic Aviation Security Training course conducted over three days.
Featuring theoretical presentations and virtual activities, the course offered participants an insight into the history of civil aviation security, the threats and likely methods of attack, as well as the role of risk management in addressing such threats. Particular attention was paid to the role played by the Appropriate Authority in the aviation security system.
12 May 2022 - The fifth virtual meeting of the ECAC/EU Sustainable Aviation Fuels Task Group (SAF-TG) took stock of the information received from the stakeholders attending the first SAF-TG workshop held two days earlier (see article above). The workshop had identified challenges for SAF reporting and claiming under different jurisdictions and scopes, and discussed how to address those challenges in order to incorporate adequate advice into the SAF guidance being developed by the task group.
Paris, 12 May 2022 - Coordinating Committee members met with senior United States' representatives from the State Department, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration and Transportation Security Administration for the first time since 2019, having since then met by videoconference during the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussions reaffirmed the close cooperation between ECAC and the US authorities across the range of aviation domains, with a particular emphasis on ambitions and expectations for the 41st ICAO Assembly, recovery from the COVID-related disruption, and the impact on aviation following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.