ECAC joins Directors General from Latin America for LACAC 23rd Assembly
La Habana, 19-21 November – ECAC Executive Secretary Salvatore Sciacchitano represented ECAC at its sister regional organisation Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC) 23rd General Assembly which took place in La Habana, Cuba.
In his keynote address, Mr Sciacchitano recalled the excellent cooperation that LACAC and ECAC have enjoyed in the aviation field since the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two organisations in 1998.
He highlighted the efficient consultation the two regional organisations have established during ICAO Assemblies and how, for instance, it contributed to the adoption of the resolution on Carbon Offset Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), one of the main outcome of the 2016 Assembly. In this regard, Mr Sciacchitano underlined the availability of ECAC to establish cooperative initiatives with LACAC in order to support the implementation of CORSIA.
LACAC 23rd General Assembly also saw the election and appointment of new President and Secretary. Mr Sciacchitano took this opportunity to congratulate Presidente del Instituto de Aeronáutica Civil Mr Armando L. Daniel López (Cuba) on his election as LACAC President, and Mr Jaime Binger (Chile) for his appointment as LACAC Secretary.
Civil aviation regional organisations (ACAO, AFCAC, ECAC and LACAC) traditionally attend one another's plenary session and maintain an on-going dialogue amongst their Member States.
Centre: LACAC Secretary Mr Jaime Binder, Right: ECAC Executive Secretary Mr Salvatore Sciacchitano, Left: ACAO DG Mr Abdenbi Manar.