The legislative process by the EU Council and the European Parliament for the first extension of the EASA Basic Regulation is in its very final stages. In accordance with the recommendation of the High Level Group (HLG), established by the Commission to give advice on the future of the European Aviation Regulatory Framework. safety regulation should be conducted independently from other forms of regulation and that all safety regulatory activities should be dealt with under the EASA system. Consequently, as a following step, work needs to be done to prepare proposals for the safety and interoperability regulation of aerodromes, air traffic management and air navigation services.
The objective of this document is to seek the opinion of all parties on ways and means to do so, so that the Agency can make its decision in full knowledge of the situation and guide the debates of the Community legislator.
In order to achieve optimal consultation and provide the Commission with an opinion in due time to meet its own objective to issue a legislative proposal addressing the safety regulation of ATM and Air Navigation Services before summer 2008. the Agency is publishing the draft decision of the Executive Director on its internet site .