Latest update 23/03/2017: please see below for more details.
Along with the European Commission, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is responsible for EU technical legislation and implementation material related to the regulation of civil aviation safety, maintenance, operational and environmental activities. ERA works closely with EASA across a number of activities and is represented at both the EASA Advisory Board (EAB) and Safety Standards Consultative Committee (SSCC).
EASA regularly issues consultations and Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) to regulations which ERA, if appropriate, submits consolidated responses on behalf of members to the Agency. EASA recently published their official Opinion of the review of their own basic regulation. The next steps will involve consultation and endorsement by the European Commission, European Council and Parliament before the amended regulation is introduced (expected by the middle of 2017, followed by official publication in 2018, followed by a maximum 5-year implementation). The Opinion is available via the downloads button on this page.
After extensive consultation, the airspace user associations have produced a detailed lobbying paper detailing those proposals in the revision of the Basic Regulation that should be supported and those that should be rejected: this is available to be downloaded under the link above.
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