|Workers' organisations||Employers' organisations|
|European Cockpit Association (ECA)||ACI Europe – Airport Council International|
|European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF)||European Regions Airline Association (ERA)|
|In the air traffic management field:||International Air Carrier Association (AIRE)|
|ATCEUC – Air Traffic Controllers European Union Coordination||Airport Services Association (ASA)|
|Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO)|
Social dialogue in this sector covers activities involving passenger and freight air transport (both scheduled and non-scheduled) and civil aviation (air crew, ground handling, air traffic management).
Air transport makes a key contribution to the EU economy, as the figures below show:
In 2013, EU-licensed airlines directly employed 425 000 people. The total comes to 1.4m if we include:
If we include all other economic activities carried out at airports (trade, hotels, catering, cargo handling, land transport, public services, etc.) and their combined indirect effects, air transport and airports provide 4.8m jobs. Together, they contribute €300bn to EU GDP (gross domestic product).
Major challenges include:
The Committee is currently focusing on:
Check the library entries for this sectoral social dialogue committee.