ECAC/EU Dialogue with the European air transport industry


Most recent Dialogue:

Challenges and Opportunities in Financing Aviation, Rome, 27-28 June 2017

 

ECAC and the European Commission work in close cooperation on all aspects of European air transport. In 1995, they agreed that it would be worthwhile to bring leaders of the air transport industry – representing scheduled, non-scheduled and regional airlines as well as airport management – together periodically with the Directors General of ECAC's Member States. The objective was to provide a forum that would facilitate open and thought-provoking discussions between the regulators and senior aviation industry representatives on a wide range of air transport issues, and to assess future implications and challenges.

Since 1995 ten ECAC/EU Dialogues have taken place across Europe. Typically organised every two or three years, they have covered a wide range of topics, including airport capacity, economic issues, aviation and the environment, air passenger rights, improving the passenger experience and whether this should be achieved through competition or regulation, the competitiveness of the European air transport in a global environment and, in 2017, financing aviation.

The Dialogues attract approximately 150 delegates who are principally Directors General of Civil Aviation and their senior colleagues, and senior representatives of European airlines, airport operators, air navigation service providers, manufacturers, academics and European industry organisations. They continue to offer a welcome forum for the air transport industry and thanks to the seniority of the speakers contributing to each event, provide a stimulating and informative debate.