ECA Organisation Chart
The ECA Conference meets four times a year of which one meeting serves as General Assembly.
It is the highest decision-making body, defining the principal objectives and strategy of the Association. It elects the Executive Board, decides on constitutional changes, membership, and budgetary issues.
All member associations are represented. As a general rule, every Member Association holds as many votes as declared members.
The Executive Board acts within the strategic guidelines set by ECA, and is responsible for the daily fulfilment of ECA's aims, working closely with the ECA Brussels-based staff. It is composed of seven Board Directors, each of whom has a specific area of competence (see below). The Board meets at least every month, and every Association is entitled to suggest issues to be put on its agenda.
Based in Brussels, the Secretariat assists and advises the Executive Board and the ECA Conference in representing Member Associations' interests in the development and implementation of European aviation regulations and legislation.
It maintains close contacts with the European Institutions (Commission, European Parliament, Council of Ministers, EASA), EUROCONTROL, Brussels-based trade union organisations and other stakeholders in the field of aviation.
ECA Working Groups are ECA's "backbone" structure for involving our Member Associations' experts and their expertise. They are open to all our members, while their overall mandate and the duration is determined by the Executive Board. Together, these Working Groups cover a great number of the issues ECA is actively working on. Current WG structure is the following:
|Working Group||Chairman||Supported by|
|Industrial Issues (IND)||
|O. de Bruijn and C. Kopetz, R. Marasco and S. Piri|
|Transnational Airlines (TNA)||O. de Bruijn and C. Kopetz, R. Marasco and S. Piri|
|Flight Time Limitations (FTL)||
|P. Reuter, P. von Schöppenthau and P. Marcickiewicz|
|Flight Data (FD)||
|P. Reuter and L. Michel|
|David Abad||Á. Gammicchia and P. Marcickiewicz|
|Air Traffic Management and Airports (ATMA)||Wolfgang Starke||Á Gammicchia and L. Michel|
|Security Issues (SEC)||Martin Drake||O. de Bruijn and R. Marasco|
|Training, Licensing & Operations (TLO)||
Dara van Langen
|P. Reuter and P. Marcickiewicz|
|External Relations (ER) inc. EU-US negotiations||D. Polloczek, R. Marasco and I. Plaza|