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

Network of Diversity and Inclusion in Civil Aviation

Rome/videoconference, 21 June 2024 — The preliminary results of the second ECAC survey on diversity and inclusion, and the responses received from more than half of the ECAC Member States, were the focus of discussions at the 7th meeting of the Network of Diversity and Inclusion in Civil Aviation.

The group also shared information on recent activities organised in Member States to promote diversity and inclusion within the aviation sector.

The influence of artificial intelligence (AI) in diversity and inclusion was also a key topic considered. Participants discussed both its potential to reduce bias, as well as the risks of perpetuating biases if not carefully managed. Emphasis was placed on the importance of transparent AI systems, ethical practices and a high level of environmental protection as outlined in the European Parliament’s AI Act.