ACB Gazette 46  |  22 December 2022                                                       View this email in your browser
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Airline Industry Get-Together

Air Cargo Belgium (ACB), Airline Operators Committee (AOC), Board of Airline Representatives (BAR) and Belgian Air Transport Association (BATA) jointly organised the 'Airline Industry Get-Together' on Tuesday 20 December 2022. It was the first time that the four airline organisations brought together delegates from their more than 300 members and some leading industry stakeholders at a joint event.

The evening started with a panel discussion in which the presidents of the four associations, Luc Geerts (BAR Belgium), David Bellon (Air Cargo Belgium), Dieter Bruneel (AOC Brussels) and Wencke Lemmes-Pireaux (BATA) elaborated on the challenges and needs regarding themes such as sustainability, fleet renewal and the need for a multimodal hub with HST connectivity at Brussels Airport. The crucial role of cargo operations at Brussels Airport and synergies with passenger transport were also discussed in detail. During the COVID pandemic, our national airport was the global centre for the distribution of two billion vaccines that gave us a way out of the pandemic. Both cargo and passenger carriers played a crucial role in this. The panel discussion provided an ideal opportunity to exchange views and discover common ground between other organisations.

The evening ended with a networking event. Numerous guests were delighted with the first edition of the Airline Industry Get-Together, encouraging the four associations to further strengthen cooperation in the future.

Covid-19 vaccines

1.7 billion is the number of Covid-19 vaccines that have been shipped through Brussels Airport to over more than 120 countries worldwide, from November 2020 until now. We would like to thank our community for the joints efforts to have turned this challenge into a succes during the pandemic!

IMPORTANT changes in IATA Dangerous Goods training

As from 1/1/2023, all Dangerous Goods trainings must be IATA CBTA compliant. Current educational programs will be transformed into Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBTA).
5 roles are identified in the CBTA training approach: Employer, Instructor, Designer and Assessor. Aviato academy offers trainings specific for each role. Please find below the links for these trainings. More info on these roles can be found in the attached pdf.
There will be three sorts of accreditations, specific to your organization:
  • The CBTA Corporate accreditation, for organizations that give in-house trainings e.g., airlines, GHAs…
  • The CBTA Provider accreditation, for organizations offering trainings to clients e.g., schools and institutions
  • The CBTA Excellence accreditation, for organizations both giving DG-trainings and solutions for clients e.g.  schools and institutions
Every 2 years, the accreditation must be revalidated. In case you now have a valid accreditation, it will remain valid until a period of 2 years is reached (since the accreditation was obtained).
The former categories will be transformed into functions, please find attached the slides of Aviato Academy summarizing these changes.

All IATA DGR e-learnings are published on the website of Aviato Academy.
Aviato Academy is also organizing an instructor training on 20 February.
For other IATA CBA DGR courses, please visit the Aviato Calendar of 2023.

Road works BRUcargo

From 09/01/2023, the fourth and final phase will start with a changed traffic situation.

Brussels Airport expects the works to be mostly completed by the beginning of March (depending on the weather).

1.    Southern road for G705
  • Access to G705 and G711/G714 will remain clear. 
  • Accesses to the concessions will be kept clear to the maximum extent possible;
2.    Southern road at the junction with G706
  • This intersection will be closed;
  • The diversion will be diverted via southbound G705 and G706;
  • However, the exit ramp from P76 will remain accessible;
3.    Western road - Northern road
  • The western road near the bypass adjacent to G734 will be closed in both directions;
  • The western road will be put into service from the northern road;
  • Access to the northern road will be accessed via the western road;
  • The road will remain one-way from west to east;
In case of comments or complaints, please send an e-mail.

From 23/12/2023 there will be no works until 08/01/2023.

As of Thursday 12/01/2023, the weekly coordination meetings will resume. These meetings will take place every Thursday between 10.30 and 11.30.

Meeting rooms - 2023

We would like to remind you that our meeting rooms are still available for your meetings, workshops, and others. 

Our meeting rooms are equipped with televisions, beamers, webcams for hybrid meetings, flipcharts and white boards so that you can meet comfortably. We will welcome you with water, coffee, and tea, and you can also choose to have lunch.

Due to the general price increase, we were also obligated to increase the rent of the meeting rooms. You can find an overview of the new prices below.

Schedule FAVV - Christmas period

Between Christmas and New Year, the FAVV is open until 16.30. Afterwards, there is permanence for urgent cases.
Usually, in the 'BRUcargo professionals' section, we put 1 person from the community in the spotlight and talk about their job. For the last edition of this year, we like to do something special. We asked several members to send in a Christmas wish. In this way, we want to bring warmth and wishes from the community to the community.

ACB's New Year's reception

Please mark January 12th, 2023 in your calendar because that is when ACB's New Year's Reception will take place. Together, we will raise a glass on a new cargo year!

Subscriptions: via our website
Location: Building 54, Ringlaan 64, 1831 Machelen - Easily accessible by bus from BRUcargo
Date: Thursday, January 12th - 17h30-21h30

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please let Pauline Van Dun know.

Fairs 2023: last chance to register for Fruit Logistica & Air Cargo Africa

The fairs ACB attended together with its members in 2022 were a great success. We hope to maintain that success in 2023 by going to several international fairs again together with our community with the Brussels Airport booth.
You'll find more practical information and prices on this two-pager.

Is your company interested in attending one of the following fairs? Please, let Pauline Van Dun know.
Fruit Logistica
Location:               Berlin, Germany
Date:                      8 - 10 February 2023
Conference info:  Fruit Logitica website
Confirm before:    23 December 2022
Air Cargo Africa
                Johannesburg, South Africa
Date:                       21 - 23 February 2023
Conference info:   Air Cargo Africa website
Confirm before:    23 December 2022
Air Cargo Europe
                Munich, Germany
Date:                       9 - 12 May 2023
Conference info:   Air Cargo Europe website
Confirm before:    31 March 2023
Below, you may find an overview of training courses that we offer in cooperation with Aviato Academy.
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