Two leading aviation organisations, the European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) and Airports Council International (ACI) Europe are engaging in closer cooperation for the benefit of airports and the wider aviation community worldwide.

Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on Monday 29 April at the EUROCAE Symposium in Toulouse, the two organisations plan to share their expertise and best practice with each other and to work alongside one another in a bid to advance the interests of a truly global aviation industry.

“Airports being the nodes of the European air transport network, we are very happy to embark on this new cooperation with EUROCAE,” said Olivier Jankovec, director general, ACI Europe.

“This is part of our efforts to ensure that the airport community keeps innovating and is closely involved in the development of the latest technologies. With our involvement in EUROCAE, we will have a voice in the standardisation of emerging best practices and their impact on airport operations.” he added.

A key benefit of the agreement is that it will enable ACI Europe to plug its membership of more than 500 airports into EUROCAE’s work to develop internationally-recognised ground and airborne systems and equipment standards for civil aviation. EUROCAE will also have access to the expertise of ACI Europe’s technical and operational safety committee, allowing it to contribute to areas such as safety management, airport operations, ATM interface/ integration and other technical domains.

“We are delighted to welcome ACI Europe as a full member of EUROCAE,” said Christian Schleifer-Heingärtner, Secretary General, EUROCAE. “The strengthened collaboration with the airport community will be very beneficial for the technical standardisation activities but also for the EUROCAE organisation as a whole to complete the set of stakeholders,” he concluded.


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