EUROPEAN CIVIL AVIATION CONFERENCE - CONFÉRENCE EUROPÉENNE DE L'AVIATION CIVILE

COVID-19: European coordination continues at ECAC

8 and 26 April 2021 - Two European coordination meetings were hosted by ECAC in April for Directors General of ECAC Member States, DG MOVE, EASA and EUROCONTROL to discuss developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on aviation.

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ECAC President contributes to EU Aviation Day

Lisbon and virtually, 3 May - ECAC President Ingrid Cherfils emphasised the importance of strong international cooperation for the success of recovery measures in the short and long term, at the Aviation Day conference organised under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Speaking in the first panel of the event, dedicated to the recovery of the aviation sector during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms Cherfils underlined that to respond to the increasingly complex needs of the air transport industry in Europe and to restart aviation after the COVID-19 pandemic, ECAC Member States must combine their efforts and use their collective expertise through strong pan-European cooperation and coordination, in order to deliver a common message.

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The President of ECAC, Ingrid Cherfils, at the Aviation Day Conference 2021 in Lisbon

3 May 2021 - In the opening of today's Aviation Day conference organised in Lisbon and virtually under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the President of ECAC, Ingrid Cherfils, stressed the importance of strong international cooperation for the success of recovery measures in the short and long run, and highlighted the importance of a common and harmonised approach to restart flights in summer 2021, as an opportunity for aviation recovery.

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Expanded European Aviation and Environment Working Group debates net zero emissions plans

26 March - The first meeting of the European Aviation and Environment Working Group (EAEG) (Expanded) with European stakeholders following the recent initiative to strengthen the engagement of all ECAC Member States in the group, was focused on the Destination 2050 Report: A Route to Net Zero European Aviation. The Destination 2050 initiative was presented by the five associations engaged in it (A4E, ACI EUROPE, ASD, CANSO and ERA), along with the authors of the supporting study from the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) and SEO Amsterdam Economics.

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ECAC Coordinating Committee spring meeting focuses on communication and strategy

25 March - A busy meeting of the ECAC Coordinating Committee had a strong focus on communication, agreeing the need for a clear joint message on the response to the COVID crisis and the development of exit strategies from current travel restrictions, as well as agreeing the submission of the new ECAC Communication Strategy to Directors General, and welcoming the development of the new ECAC website (www.ecac-ceac.org).

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