The National Civil Aviation Development Forum (NCADF) was launched by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe on 1st February 2016. The establishment of the Forum is one of the specific actions contained in the National Aviation Policy for Ireland which was published in August 2015 following an extensive consultation process which commenced back in December 2012.
The launch of the Forum confirms the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport policy position to “enhance arrangements for consulting with the industry on the development of national policy and on influencing the development of EU and international policy affecting aviation in Ireland.”
The Terms of Reference of the Forum and details of the Work Programme for 2016-2017 are available below.
NCADF Report to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Government 2016
The report of the NCADF contains proposals to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Government to advance action in support of the National Aviation Policy for Ireland. The NCADF comprising senior representatives of the aviation industry, mainly at Chief Executive-level, and of a number of Government Departments and Agencies has developed a series of recommended actions with a view to making Ireland the most competitive country for aviation globally. The recommended actions span four discrete aspects of aviation namely (1) the Regulatory Framework; (2) Aircraft Leasing and Finance; (3) Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul and related enterprises; and (4) Aviation Training, Skills and Education. Working Groups developed Position Papers on each of the four subs-sectors that provide further rationale behind the recommended actions and are published below.
In January 2017 the Government noted the report and the recommended actions of the NCADF and endorsed the continuation of the collabrative approach of the Forum. As the majority of the proposals span a number of strands of Government policy the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is engaging further with those departments identiifed in the report.
NCADF Report on progress of the National Aviation Policy
The 1st report of the NCADF on the progress of the National Aviation Policy Action Plan published 2 November 2016.
Steering Committee and Working Groups Meetings
Minutes of 1st meeting of Steering Committee (29 April 2016)
Minutes of 2nd meeting of Steering Committee (9 September 2016)
Minutes of 3rd meeting of Steering Committee (25 November 2016)
NCADF 1st Annual Conference 20 February 2017