EUROPEAN SAFETY AND
AIR NAVIGATION COORDINATION GROUP (ESANCG)
In December 2018, Directors General agreed to create a permanent coordination group covering both safety and air navigation matters.
Its main objectives are:
- to coordinate European contributions, including for ICAO Assemblies, and maintain dialogue with key international partners in the context of preparations for major ICAO events;
- to maintain dialogue with European stakeholders and key international partners in the context of preparations for major ICAO events;
- to coordinate common elements of reply to ICAO State letters deemed of strategic interest for Europe; and,
- to report to DGs, via the Focal Point for Safety matters, on the implementation of its work programme and to establish a proposal for its future work.
ESANCG is co-chaired by Kari Siekkinen (TRAFI, Finland) for ECAC and Hana Guyaux Pechackova, DG MOVE, for the European Commission.
Its membership is composed of ECAC/EU Member States, EASA, SESAR JU and EUROCONTROL and the group can meet up to eight times per year if needed, for instance during the years where ICAO Assemblies are held.