EEA EFTA Comment on the Commission’s proposal for a regulation on occurrence reporting in civil aviation

Published 26-03-2013
On 22 March 2013, the EEA EFTA States submitted a comment on the proposed regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on occurrence reporting in civil aviation.

The proposal sets new rules for the better protection of air passengers, aiming to achieve a decreased number of aircraft accidents and fatalities through better use of data on occurrences.

The EEA EFTA Governments fully support the objectives of the proposal and its general approach, and regard the obligation to analyse the reports/information collected, and to implement the appropriate corrective actions, as an extremely important step forward.

The EEA EFTA States are of the opinion that each Member State should have the right to introduce or retain its rules protecting sources of information, and suggest that a specific provision should be inserted into the Regulation to this effect.

The EEA EFTA States also believe that third-country operators experiencing an occurrence on the territory of a Member State should be obliged to report under the mandatory reporting system.

In order to ensure that all of the necessary information is received, the mandatory reporting system should cover all relevant personnel and all relevant types of information.

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