Highlights from the recent meeting of the ECAC Network on Diversity and Inclusion in civil aviation

Videoconference, 17 July 2023 — Recent diversity and inclusion developments in ECAC Member States, and the implementation of the 2023 work programme of the ECAC Network on Diversity and Inclusion in civil aviation (NETD&I) were core issues addressed at the network’s fourth meeting in July.

Participants acknowledged the value of sharing case studies and good practices, and the importance of developing guidance material for the benefit of all ECAC Member States. The implementation of the ECAC Charter on Diversity and Inclusion adopted by Directors General in May 2023 was another key point of discussion. The group in particular recognised the importance of identifying and promoting diversity champions within the administrations of all the ECAC Member States.

Building SAF capacity among Ukraine’s scientific community

Kyiv/hybrid, 6 July 2023 — A capacity-building activity on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) targeting Ukraine’s scientific community was organised with the support of the ECAC Secretariat through participation in a panel during an academic conference held in Kyiv on 3-7 July 2023: “Theory and Practice of the Use of Traditional and Alternative Fuels and Lubricants”.

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Accelerating the development and deployment of sustainable aviation fuels in Africa

Addis Ababa, 3-5 July 2023 — The ECAC Secretariat gave a presentation at the first African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) Workshop on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), on ECAC’s SAF guidance material published in February 2023, and the organisation’s current work to support European and other partner States in promoting SAF.

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37th meeting of the Security Programme Management Group

Stockholm, 30 June 2023 — Risks related to ECAC’s aviation security activities included in the ECAC Risk Register, the status of implementation of tasks in the work programmes of ECAC’s task forces and study groups, and priorities for the 2025-2027 work programme featured high on the agenda of the latest Security Programme Management Group meeting.

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