Rules incorporated on the safety of air travel

Published 20-12-2011
Yesterday, the EEA Joint Committee decided to incor­porate three regulations to ensure a high level of safety in the European civil aviation sector.

The first one is a set of common rules in the field of civil aviation and the establishment of a European Aviation Agency. The second one is an amending regulation. The third one is concerned with aerodromes, air traffic management and air navigation services.

The principal aim of these regulations is to establish and maintain a high uniform level of safety within the European Economic Area (EEA). Common rules on air operations are introduced for licences and training of flight crews. It also includes a monitoring and penalty system for those who break safety rules. To achieve the objectives, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is invested with more power.

The implementation of the regulations allows for the full participation of the EFTA States in the EASA. It has been decided that the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) will be responsible for imposing fines or periodic penalty payments on persons or companies established in an EEA EFTA State as a part of the monitoring system.

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