ACI Europe and EUROCAE, a developer of global industry standards for aviation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see the two industry bodies working more closely together for the benefit of airports and the wider aviation community worldwide.
As part of the MoU, which was signed at the EUROCAE Symposium in Toulouse, France, ACI Europe and EUROCAE plan to share expertise and best practice with one another, and to jointly work to advance the interests of a truly global aviation industry
ACI Europe will be able to plug its membership of more than 500 airports into EUROCAE’s work to develop internationally-recognized ground and airborne system and equipment standards for civil aviation. EUROCAE will have access to the expertise of ACI Europe’s Technical and Operational Safety Committee, which brings together leading experts in safety management, airport operations, ATM interface/integration and other technical domains – and thus also contribute to the work of airports in these areas.
Olivier Jankovec, director general, ACI Europe, said, “Airports being the nodes of the European air transport network, we are very happy to embark on this new cooperation with EUROCAE. 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 standardization of emerging best practices and their impact on airport operations. We look forward to actively cooperating and contributing to EUROCAE.”