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AGA workshop in the EUR/NAT Regions Paris, France - 18 to 20 December 2018
Under ICAO's global initiative "No Country Left Behind" (NCLB), the ICAO EUR/NAT Regional Office developed a Technical Assistance Programme (EUR/NAT TAP).
ICAO ACT CORSIA Training workshop, Istanbul, Turkey - 13 to 14 December 2018
The ICAO ACT CORSIA regional workshop, organised by ECAC with the support of the German Environmental Agency and the Turkish Civil Aviation Authority, was held in the Turkish Civil Aviation Academy.
Joint ACAO/ICAO EUR/NAT and MID ASBU Symposium, Marrakech, Morocco - 10 to 13 December 2018
The Joint ACAO/ICAO EUR/NAT and MID ASBU Symposium was held from 10 to 13 December 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco.
International Civil Aviation Day Statement
December 7th each year is recognized globally as International Civil Aviation Day. Befitting this commemoration of aviation’s uniquely cooperative history and its incredible contributions to world peace and prosperity, ICAO’s Council President, Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, and the Organization’s Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, have issued the following joint statement to commemorate this historic date.
ICAO EUR/NAT Task Force, Baku, Azerbaijan - 4 to 5 December 2018
The first ICAO EUR/NAT Environment Task Force was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 4 to 5 December 2018.
COG/72 and RCOG/09, Paris, France - 23 to 26 October 2018
The Seventy-Second Meeting of the EANPG Programme Coordinating Group (COG/72) combined with the Ninth Meeting of the RASG-EUR Coordination Group (RCOG/09) was held in the ICAO European and North Atlantic Office from 23 to 26 October 2018.
NAT IMG/53, Prestwick, United Kingdom - 22 to 25 October 2018
The fifty-third meeting of the North Atlantic Implementation Management Group (NAT IMG/53) was held in Prestwick, United Kingdom, from 22 to 25 October 2018.
Twenty-fifth Meeting of the EUR Data Management Group (DMG/25) Toulouse, France - 16 to 18 October 2018
The Twenty-fifth Meeting of the EUR Data Management Group (DMG/25) was held in Toulouse, France from 16 to 18 October 2018.
ICAO–EASA LPRI TF 33rd Meeting, Cologne, Germany - 9 to 10 October 2018
The ICAO EUR/NAT Office together with EASA organized the Joint COG Task Force on Language Proficiency Requirements Implementation (COG LPRI TF 33) meeting which was held in EASA headquarters in Cologne, Germany, from 9 to 10 October 2018.
NAT SG/19, Paris, France - 8 to 12 October 2018
The Nineteenth meeting of the North Atlantic Scrutiny Group (NAT SG/19) was convened in the ICAO European/North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) Office on 8-12 October 2018.
ICAO Workshop on the Investigation of Cabin Safety Aspects in Accidents and Incidents - Istanbul, Turkey - 4 to 5 October 2018
ICAO Workshop on the Investigation of Cabin Safety Aspects in Accidents and Incidents was held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 4 to 5 October 2018.
FMG/24, Paris, France - 2 to 4 October 2018
The Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the ICAO EANPG Frequency Management Group (FMG) was held from 2 to 4 October 2018 in the premises of the ICAO EUR/NAT Office in Paris, France
EUR SWIM PT/1 Brussels, Belgium - 27 September 2018
The First Meeting of the European System Wide Information Management (SWIM) Project Team (EUR SIWM PT/1) was held at Eurocontrol Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium on 27 September 2018.
IE-REST/12, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova - 25 to 27 September 2018
The Twelfth meeting of the ICAO EUR Regional Expert Safety Team (IE-REST/12) was held in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, on 25 – 27 September 2018, kindly hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Moldova.
ICAO EUR/NAT Technical Assistance Workshop, Tirana, Albania - 19 to 21 September 2018
A Technical Assistance Workshop, organized within the framework of the ICAO EUR/NAT No Country Left Behind Technical Assistance Programme (EUR/NAT TAP) was held in Tirana, Albania from 19 to 21 September 2018, kindly hosted by the Republic of Albania Civil Aviation Authority.
METG/28, Paris, France - 18 to 21 September 2018
The Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the Meteorology Group (METG/28) of the European Air Navigation Planning Group was held at the ICAO EUR/NAT Office, Paris, France from 18 to 21 September 2018.
NAT TIG/6, Bodø, Norway - 17 to 21 September 2018
The Sixth Meeting of the ICAO NAT North Atlantic Region Technology and Interoperability Group (NAT TIG/6) was held from 17 to 21 September 2018 in Bodø, Norway.
ICAO AVSEC/FAL seminar for the Eastern Part of the EUR/NAT Regions, Skopje, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - 12 to 14 September 2018
The ICAO AVSEC/FAL seminar for the Eastern Part of the EUR/NAT Regions was held from 12 to14 September 2018 in Skopje The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
CMA USOAP EUR/NAT, Paris, France - 11 to 13 September 2018
An ICAO Workshop on the Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA) of the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) for the European and North Atlantic Regions was held at the ICAO EUR/NAT Office in Paris, France, from 11 to 13 September 2018.
NAT POG/06, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France - 10 to 14 September 2018
The Sixth Meeting of the North Atlantic Procedures and Operations Group (NAT POG/06) was hosted by the French Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile from at their headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris from 10 to 14 September 2018.
VOLCEX18 Preparatory Workshop, Paris, France – 6 to 7 September 2018
The VOLCEX18 Preparatory Workshop was held at the ICAO EUR/NAT Office, Paris, France from 6 to 7 September 2018. The Workshop was attended by a total of 45 participants from 18 States, 6 airlines, and 4 International Organizations.
Thirteenth Meeting of the Volcanic Ash Exercises Steering Group EAST VOLCEX/SG/13, Magadan, Russian Federation - 7 to 9 August 2018
The Thirteenth Meeting of the Volcanic Ash Exercises Steering Group for the (far) Eastern part of the EUR Region (EAST), VOLCEX/SG/13 was held from 7 to 9 August 2018 in Magadan, Russian Federation with 28 participants from Japan, Russian Federation, United States, IATA (including Eva Air) and ICAO.
Interregional EUR/MID Workshop on PANS AIM, Paris, France - 10 to 12 July 2018
The Interregional EUR/MID Workshop on PANS AIM was successfully held at the ICAO EUR/NAT Office, Paris, France from 10 to 12 July 2018. The Workshop was attended by a total of one hundred and one (101) participants from forty one (41) States from EUR/NAT and MID and nine (9) Organizations/Industries.
NAT SPG/54, Paris, France - 25 to 28 June 2018
The 54th meeting of the North Atlantic Systems Planning Group was held in Paris, France at the ICAO EUR NAT Office, from 25 to 28 June 2018.
International Air Law course for the EUR/NAT Regions, Paris, France - 18 to 22 June 2018
ICAO EUR NAT Office and ICAO Global Aviation Training (GAT) organized for the EUR NAT Regions an International Air Law course in Paris, France, from 18 to 22 June 2018.
ALTA Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina -11 to 13 June 2018
The Ninth edition of the Pan American Aviation Safety Summit was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 11 to 13 June 2018.
PT/EAST/18, Astana, Kazakhstan - 5 to 7 June 2018
The Eighteenth Meeting of the Project Team on Implementation of Meteorological Services in the Eastern part of the EUR Region (PT/EAST/18) was held in Astana, Kazakhstan from 5 to 7 June 2018.
Regional Performance Framework Workshop, Moscow, Russian Federation - 29 to 30 May 2018
An ICAO EUR Regional Performance Framework workshop was conducted, thanks to the kind invitation from the Russian Federation in Moscow from 29 to 30 May 2018. The workshop was attended by more than 50 participants from Civil Aviation Authorities, Air Navigation Service Providers and other aviation stakeholders.
The Coordination Meeting of the ICAO EANPG Frequency Management Group (FMG CM), Vienna, Austria - 28 to 30 May 2018
The Coordination Meeting of the ICAO EANPG Frequency Management Group (FMG CM) was held from 28 to 30 May 2018 in Vienna, Austria, hosted by AUSTROCONTROL
Advanced Inter-Regional ATS Route Development Task Force, and MIDANPIRG Air Traffic Management Sub-Group, Amman, Jordan - 29 April to 03 May 2018
The Fourth meeting of the MIDANPIRG Air Traffic Management Sub-Group (ATM SG/4) and the Third meeting of the Advanced Inter-Regional ATS Route Development Task Force (AIRARD TF/3) were organized, thanks to the invitation from the Jordan Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission, in Amman, Jordan from 29 April to 03 May 2018.
Air Traffic Management Group – Eastern part of the ICAO EUR Region (ATMGE/25) Meeting, Brussels, Belgium - 25 to 27 April 2018
More than 32 participants from 10 States and 2 international organizations attended the Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Air Traffic Management Group – Eastern part of the ICAO EUR Region (ATMGE/25) which, thanks to the kind invitation/support of EUROCONTROL was organized in Brussels, Belgium from 25 to 27 April 2018.
Twenty Second Meeting of the EANPG Aeronautical Fixed Services Group (AFSG/22), Paris, France - 23 to 27 April 2018
The Twenty Second Meeting of the EANPG Aeronautical Fixed Services Group (AFSG) was held from 23 to 27 April 2018 in the ICAO EUR/NAT Office in Paris.
VOLKAM18, Russian Federation - 19 to 20 April 2018
VOLKAM18 was successfully conducted from 19 to 20 April 2018 which exercised several objectives related to aviation stakeholders' response to two simulated volcano eruptions in Kamchatka, Russian Federation.
ICAO Aviation Data and Analysis Seminar, Paris, France - 4 to 6 April 2018
The first ICAO Aviation Data and Analysis seminar was organized and held at the ICAO EUR NAT Regional Office. It was a joint event with ICAO EUR NAT Office, ICAO Headquarter and ICAO MID Office.
ACAC-ICAO Civil/Military Workshop, Algiers, Algeria - 26 to 28 March 2018
The ACAC/ICAO Civil/Military Workshop organized jointly by ACAC and ICAO (EUR/NAT and MID Regional Offices) was held in Algiers, Algeria, from 26 to 28 March 2018.
ICAO CORSIA Regional seminar, EUR NAT Region, Skopje, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - 26 to 28 March 2018
The 39th ICAO Assembly adopted Resolution A39-3 (Consolidated statement of continuing ICAO policies and practices related to environmental protection – Global Market-based Measure (MBM) Scheme), in which it was decided that ICAO and Member States take all necessary actions in providing capacity building and assistance for implementation of CORSIA.
Fifth Meeting of the North Atlantic Procedures and Operations Group (NAT POG/05), Santa Maria, Portugal - 19 to 23 March 2018
With the aim of improving the coordination and implementation of North Atlantic (NAT) programmes and projects, the Fifth Meeting of the North Atlantic Procedures and Operations Group (NAT POG/05) was held from 19 to 23 March 2018 in Santa Maria, Portugal.
Twenty-third Meeting of the EUR Data Management Group (DMG/23), Algiers, Algeria - 13 to 15 March 2018
The Twenty-Third Meeting of the Data Management Group (DMG/23) was held in Algiers, Algeria from 13 to 15 March 2018.
ICAO PBN Operational Approvals Process Training Workshop, Paris, France - 12 to 16 March 2018
An ICAO PBN authorisations training course was held in the EUR/NAT Office on 12-16 March 2018.
ICAO EUR NAT Technical Assistance Programme mission to Azerbaijan – 7 to 9 March 2018
The ICAO EUR/NAT is implementing a regional Technical Assistance Programme (EUR/NAT TAP) under the No Country Left Behind (NCLB) global initiative.
ICAO EUR/NAT Performance Based Communication and Surveillance (PBCS) Implementation Workshop, Paris, France - 20 to 21 February 2018
ICAO EUR/NAT PBCS workshop was held in the EUR/NAT Office on 20-21 February 2018 attended by about 100 participants.
ICAO EUR/NAT Technical Assistance mission to Morocco - 13 to 16 February 2018
A EUR/NAT Technical Assistance Programme was established in early 2015 with the aim to develop and implement Technical Assistance projects.
Volcex17 debriefing meeting, Lisbon, Portugal - 16 to 17January 2018
VOLCEX17 simulated a volcano eruption in the Azores in Portugal which produced a simulated volcanic ash cloud that impacted the Mediterranean States as well as a large part of continental Europe, United Kingdom and portions of the Middle East.
ICAO EUR NAT Technical Assistance mission to Kyrgyzstan - 23 to 25 January 2018
Another milestone was recently reached by the ICAO EUR/NAT Technical Assistance Programme (TAP) in continued support provided to Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) of Kyrgyzstan in improving its State oversight functions provided under the No Country Left Behind (NCLB) global initiative.
Second EURNAT Regional Facilitation seminar, Paris, France - 21 to 24 November 2017
The second EUR/NAT Regional Facilitation seminar was conducted bilingually (English and Russian with simultaneous interpretation) from 21 -24 November 2017 in the ICAO Paris office. This seminar focused on the implementation of Annex 9 (Facilitation).
Safety Management Symposium convened in Tallinn, Estonia from 16 to 18 October 2017
ICAO EUR/NAT Regional Office team actively participated in the ICAO Regional Safety Management Symposium convened in Tallinn, Estonia from 16 to 18 October 2017. Attended by around 250 participants from the Region, the Symposium provided a unique information-sharing opportunity for regulators, service providers, operational personnel and other aviation professionals involved in safety management activities.
Second Global Aviation Cooperation Symposium (GACS 2), Athens, Greece - 11 to 13 October 2017
The Second Global Aviation Cooperation Symposium (GACS 2) to be held in Athens, Greece from 11 to 13 October 2017, will carry a theme of “Managing Change: Building a Safe, Secure and Sustainable Aviation Community.” Aviation professionals will be able to exchange their views and discuss challenges and opportunities related to their fields. It will serve as a forum for regulators, service providers, operators and other industry stakeholders to meet and exchange their experiences and best practices in implementing technical cooperation and technical assistance projects.
The Sixth meeting of the Regional Aviation Safety Group - Middle East (RASG-MID/6) was hosted by Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs, Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, from 26 to 28 September 2017. The Vice Chair RASG EUR participated and provided a briefing on the RASG-EUR activities and achievements.
Vienna Workshop EUR NAT PANS OPS 16002, 24 July 2017
Under ICAO’s global initiative “No Country Left Behind” (NCLB), Regional Office EUR/NAT developed a capacity building Technical Assistance Programme (EUR- NAT TAP) to be implemented through Technical Assistance projects. The EUR/NAT TAP would be implemented according to the availability of funds and human resources. Specifically, EUR NAT 16002, PANS OPS Oversight capacity building project , has been developed and is under implementation.
Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and management of public health events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA) EUR 06 meeting in Minsk, Belarus, 12-14 July 2017
The CAPSCA EUR 06 meeting and Technical Advisors Training (12-14/07/2017) was successfully conducted, in close cooperation with WHO Europe The meeting was hosted by Belarus (AVIAMED/Public Health Authority and CAA) and was attended by 89 participants, coming from 26 States and 3 International Organizations. Minister of Health and Director of CAA Belarus opened the meeting.
EURNAT DGCA 2017
Paris, 5 May 2017 – Directors General of Civil Aviation from the States of the ICAO European and North Atlantic Regions, industry stakeholders, and international and regional organizations gathered in Paris, France, today, for its very first ICAO DGCA meeting of the ICAO European and North Atlantic Regions.
Regional Joint ICAO/WCO Workshop on Air Cargo Security and Facilitation (Geneva, Switzerland, 23-26 January 2017)
A workshop on Air Cargo Security and Facilitation will be held at the International Air Transport Association, (IATA) Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, from 23 to 26 January 2017.
Aviation Medicine - CAPSCA GLOBAL/06 Bangkok (Thailand) 15-18 November 2016
The Sixth Meeting of the CAPSCA Global Programme Coordination (CAPSCA GLOBAL/06) and the Eighth Meeting of the CAPSCA Asia Pacific (CAPSCA-AP/08) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, 15 – 18 November 2016.
5th meeting of the Regional Aviation Safety Group for the ICAO European Region (RASG-EUR/05)
On the 4th of November 2015, more than 70 participants representing 32 States, 10 international and regional organizations and several airlines, active in the ICAO European Regional Aviation Safety Group (RASG-EUR) approved, with appreciation, the RASG-EUR 2015 Safety Report and reviewed the safety targets and metrics for the ICAO EUR Region. The meeting assessed as well the progress of the implementation of several safety enhancement initiatives (SEIs) launched in areas of the region not covered by the EU/EASA regulatory framework.
Aviation medicine-CAPSCA- EUR/ 05 MEETING, Budapest 12-14/10/2016
The Fifth Pan European meeting of the ICAO Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA-EUR/05) will be held from 12 to 14 October 2016 in the premises of Radisson Blu Beke Hotel, Budapest, thanks to the kind invitation of Hungary, National Transport Authority (NKH).
70th Anniversary ICAO EURNAT Office
Top Aviation Officials from ICAO, EUR/NAT member States and International Organizations gathered together on the 7th July 2016 to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the European and North Atlantic Office and testify its leadership role in the Region and pioneering achievements at a global level.
Technical Assistance project for Azerbaijan
The Director from the ICAO EUR NAT Office Mr. Luis Fonseca de Almeida and the Director of State Civil Aviation Administration (SCAA) , Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Arif Mammadov, signed a Technical Assistance agreement on 07/07/2017, during the celebration of the 70 years of the ICAO EUR NAT Office, in Paris.
Fifty-Seventh Meeting of the European Air Navigation Planning Group
Fifty-Seventh Meeting of the European Air Navigation Planning Group (EANPG) (23 to 26 November 2015, Paris, France) addressed a wide area of topics relating to aviation safety, planning and implementation, monitoring of RVSM operations, civil-military cooperation and coordination in the airspace over high seas, amendments to the ICAO regional and global documents.
1st Interregional English Language Proficiency Workshop Kuwait, 9 -11 November 2015
The first Interregional English Language Proficiency (IELP) Workshop (WS) jointly organized by the Asia and Pacific, European and North Atlantic and Middle East Regional Offices of ICAO was held in Kuwait, from 9 to 11 November 2015, graciously hosted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Kuwait.
Interregional English Language Proficiency Workshop (Kuwait, 9-11 November 2015)
To assist States from the Asia-Pacific, European/North-Atlantic and Middle East Regions in implementing the ICAO language provisions, the Interregional English Language Proficiency Workshop will be organized jointly by the ICAO APAC, EUR/NAT and MID Regional Offices in Kuwait from 9 to 11 November 2015. The Workshop will be graciously hosted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Kuwait.
Opening of the 29th ICAO Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC) in Minsk /Belarus
On 13th October 2015, the Regional Director of the ICAO European and North Atlantic Office, Mr Luis Fonseca de Almeida, officially inaugurated the 29th ICAO Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC) in Minsk/Belarus.
Paris 1 to 3 June 2015 - The EUR/NAT Aviation Security Group conducted its fourth meeting from 1 to 3 June in the premises of the ICAO EUR/NAT office in Paris. 60 participants representing 21 States and 10 international/regional organizations attended the meeting over 2 ½ days discussing new and emerging threats to civil aviation as well as “classical” AVSEC topics.
USAP-CMA auditor training in Paris
Paris, France 9 to 17 February 2015 – Following the ICAO auditor’s re-certification training which was successfully completed by 21 AVSEC experts in November 2014, an ICAO auditor’s certification course for new candidates was conducted between 9 and 17 February 2015 in Paris.
2nd ASTC Directors meeting in St. Malo
St Malo (France) - On 29 and 30 January 2015 the second meeting of directors of the eight Aviation Security Training Centres (ASTCs) located in the EUR region was conducted in St. Malo following the invitation of the ASTC Toulouse.
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