Improved coordination between air navigation and aviation safety-activities in Europe

The first meeting of the European Aviation System Planning Group (EASPG), which merged the former European Air Navigation Planning Group (EANPG) and the European Regional Aviation Safety Group (RASG-EUR), took place from 2 to 5 December 2019 at the ICAO EUR/NAT Office in Paris, France. This is a new beginning in the ICAO EUR working structure. The intent is to improve coordination between air navigation and aviation safety-related activities, enabling an aviation system-level approach to managing safety and leading to enhanced efficiencies and synergies.


The Meeting was attended by 129 participants from 40 States and 10 international organizations. Mr Alexander Batalov, member of Air Navigation Commission, also attended and addressed the meeting, which was co-chaired by Mr Pekka Henttu (Chairman of the RASG-EUR, Finland) and Mr Alessandro Ghilari (Chairman of the EANPG, Italy). Ms Silvia Gehrer, ICAO Regional Director, Europe and North Atlantic, is the Secretary of the EASPG and NATSPG.

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