Olivier Jankovec, Director General of Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE), and Patrick Ky, Executive Director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), today signed a groundbreaking agreement supporting the ongoing safe and secure recovery of aviation following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Cooperation Agreement for the implementation of the joint EASA/ECDC COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol further consolidates this operational guidance to airports and airlines as the European standard and reference for States to follow. Following ACI EUROPE’s close involvement in the development of the Protocol, this agreement now commits the European airport trade body to coordinate the ongoing engagement of EASA with the European airport community.
Along with the signature of the cooperation agreement, ACI EUROPE also published its Guidelines for a Healthy Passenger Experience at Airports.
Endorsed by EASA, these Guidelines provide detailed step-by-step guidance and advice to airports on how to implement the EASA/ECDC COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol.
Patrick Ky said: “We welcome the leadership shown by ACI EUROPE in embracing the EASA/ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol and developing further practical implementation advice for their members.”
Please see the press release for more information.