Pole elected to European aviation executive body

As a member of the Coordinating Committee, Samson will be responsible for cooperation with international civil aviation organisations. Leszek Szymański/PAP

Head of Poland's Civil Aviation Authority (ULC) Piotr Samson has been elected a member of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Coordinating Committee, ULC announced on Thursday.

As a member of the Coordinating Committee, Samson will be responsible for cooperation with international civil aviation organisations.

The ECAC Coordinating Committee steers ECAC's business between the meetings of Directors General of Civil Aviation, the ECAC Forum and the ECAC Plenary Sessions held once every three years.

Founded in 1955 as an intergovernmental organisation, ECAC seeks to harmonise civil aviation policies and practices among its member states and, at the same time, to promote understanding on policy matters between its member states and other parts of the world.

ECAC's mission is the promotion of the continued development of a safe, efficient and sustainable European air transport system. Currently it has 44 member states.