On 21 October 2009, the European Parliament and the European Council adopted two regulations to improve the performance and safety of the European aviation system – the first strengthens the Single European Sky legislation, while the second extends the tasks of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to the safety of aerodromes, air traffic management and air navigation services (Regulation (EC) 1108/2009). Both regulations were adopted following a first-reading agreement with the European Parliament in March 2009. (read more under "Legal Basis" in this mini-site)
With this development, commonly known as the 2nd Extension of EASA, the Agency further enhances its position as the European point of reference in aviation safety. As with most areas of EASA competency, the new responsibilities are mainly for the development of common rules, the standardisation of their application across Europe, as well as safety analysis & research, and international cooperation. The implementation of the rules, namely on safety certification, will be undertaken by the Member States and their respective competent authorities.
This mini-site intends to provide stakeholders with up-to-date information on the progress made with regard to the extension of the EASA responsabilities. The site includes Events, Latest News, and Research, explains the NPAs, and provides FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).
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