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EURNAT Newsletter Vol. 3

EURNAT Vol 3

Cybersecurity in Aviation – EU Approach

Digitalisation is already a major enabler for transport systems globally and its importance is bound to increase exponentially in the future. Aviation, like other critical sectors, relies hugely on information and communication technologies to further improve its efficiency and connectivity. This also means that such transport systems are becoming increasingly vulnerable to malicious attacks.…

Air Traffic Management Security: Genesis, Evolution, and Future Challenges

Air traffic management (ATM) security is a major component of overall aviation security management. To date, a high level of consistency has been achieved among States and organisations in understanding the complexity of ATM security. However, emerging threats will challenge the so far safe provision of air traffic services in the future. Genesis ATM security is a discipline developed by…

Risks Associated with the Carriage of Portable Electronic Devices in Checked Baggage

Faced with new safety hazards as well as with a variety of potential acts of unlawful interference, the aviation community needs to constantly assess the global exposure to risk when trying to mitigate a specific safety or security risk. The overall risk to aviation safety posed by any new security risk, and vice-versa, need to be systematically addressed and well understood by aviation safety and…

Aviation Security and Facilitation: Two Sides of a Coin – Facilitation in the EUR/NAT Office

The 38th Session of the ICAO Assembly, which was held from 24 September to 4 October 2013, established an equal footing between Aviation Security (AVSEC) and Facilitation (FAL). It became the new strategic objective for the triennium 2014–2016. The 39th Session of the ICAO Assembly, held from 27 September to 7 October 2016, underlined this equal footing of AVSEC and FAL and kept the same strategic…

Aviation Security is an Important Component of Sustainable and Safe Development of Aviation

During the Regional Aviation Security Conference held in November 2011 in Moscow, Russian Federation, States recognized the need to expand regional cooperation in order to strengthen aviation security. Following the conference, the ICAO Secretariat established, in February 2012, the position of an ICAO Regional Officer for Aviation Security in the ICAO European and North Atlantic Office.…

NEWS FROM THE ICAO EUR/NAT OFFICE

On 1 March 2018, I was appointed Deputy Regional Director of the ICAO Regional Office which is accredited to States in the European and North Atlantic Regions of ICAO. This is a great honor for me and I am conscious of the challenges ahead. But I am also fully confident that with the support of the world-class professionals in the ICAO EUR/NAT team, we will succeed in carrying out our functions…

INTER-REGIONAL APAC/EUR/MID SWIM WORKSHOP

The Inter-regional APAC/EUR/MID Workshop on ‘Service improvement through integration of AIM, MET and ATM Information Services’ (SWIM) was successfully conducted at EUROCONTROL Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium from 2 to 4 October 2017. The workshop was attended by 138 participants from 37 States of the ICAO Asia and Pacific (APAC), European and North Atlantic (EUR/ NAT) and Middle East (MID) Regions…

ICAO AVIATION DATA AND ANALYSIS SEMINAR

The first ICAO Aviation Data and Analysis seminar was organized and held at the ICAO EUR NAT Regional Office, from 4 to 6 April 2018. It was a joint event with ICAO EUR NAT Office, ICAO Headquarter and ICAO MID Office. The objective of the Seminar was to bring together all stakeholders, to review the current situation and trends of aviation in the EUR/NAT and MID Regions, including the…

CORSIA REGIONAL SEMINAR

Climate change is a global problem, which requires global efforts. The CORSIA is a global market-based measure designed to offset international aviation CO2 emissions. Each State participating in the CORSIA brings us closer to meeting the ICAO global aspirational goal of carbon neutral growth from 2020. Even if a State does not have aircraft operators registered in the State (and therefore no…

VOLCANIC ASH EXERCISES IN THE EUR/NAT REGIONS – VOLCEX 17

Consistent with the mandate of the European Air Navigation Planning Group (EANPG) Programme Coordinating Group (COG) and the North Atlantic (NAT) Systems Planning Group (SPG) Implementation Management Group (IMG), the Volcanic Ash Exercises Steering Group (VOLCEX/SG) for the EUR and NAT Regions was established to initiate and maintain a programme of regular volcanic ash exercises in the EUR/NAT…

VOLKAM18

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. In particular, Main Air Traffic Management Centre (MATMC) accepted many simulated re-route requests into Russian Federation airspace which required coordination with other Area Control Centres…

ICAO EUR/NAT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME MISSION TO AZERBAIJAN

The ICAO EUR/NAT Office is implementing a regional Technical Assistance Programme (EUR/NAT TAP) under the No Country Left Behind (NCLB) global initiative. Another successful technical assistance mission was conducted to Azerbaijan (7-9 March 2018) within the framework of the signed ICAO EUR/ NAT tailored plan of actions and Technical Assistance project AZE 16001. ICAO experts were supported in the…

States Corner

A glimpse of key events in European and North Atlantic aviation.

Insider Threat – Challenges for an Established System

Imagine the following situation: in a sports competition, say skiing or cycling, two physically and mentally equal athletes using the same equipment have to compete. The only difference between the two is that one of them was able to train on the slope or circuit later used in the race while the other did train elsewhere. Who do you think will eventually take home the trophy? Knowledge is among…
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