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A Policy initiative on aviation safety and a possible revision of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency

Consultation period: 23/05/2014 – 15/09/2014

online questionnaire

Background

The European Aviation Safety System is one of the safest in the world. In order to keep up this excellent safety record or improve it, and taking into account the anticipated future traffic growth, continuous efforts are necessary. The general objective of this initiative is therefore to improve the performance of the European aviation system with regard to safety, competitiveness, environmental protection and quality of air services provided to citizens, by setting the appropriate regulatory framework. In this respect the European Commission has identified, based on preliminary contacts with Member States and aviation sector stakeholders, a number of issues which potentially may need to be addressed, as well as possible high level policy objectives and options.

The context of the consultation is explained in more detail in the Impact Assessment Roadmap pdf - 377 KB [377 KB] .

Aim of this questionnaire

This online consultation asks for your informed opinions and suggestions to help identify strengths and weaknesses in the present EU aviation safety system as well as possibilities for improvement with regard to safety, competitiveness, environmental protection and quality of air services. The aim of the consultation is to assess if the challenges identified by the European Commission are accurate and in-line with stakeholders' opinions, and also whether stakeholders support the proposed objectives and policy measures.  The results of this consultation will feed into the Commission impact assessment which will accompany the policy initiative on aviation safety and a possible revision of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency.

We invite you to read the Impact Assessment Roadmap pdf - 377 KB [377 KB] for this initiative, which explains the context of the consultation, before answering the questionnaire.

The questionnaire comprises 44 multiple choice and open questions. Please note that you have the possibility to save your draft replies at the end of the questionnaire.

The questionnaire is structured as follows:

A. Respondent's profile
B. Issues to be addressed
C. Subsidiarity and EU value added
D. Identification of policy objectives
E. Policy options and their impacts
F. Other questions

This questionnaire is complemented by a consultation entitled "Advance Notice of Proposed Amendment (A-NPA) 2014-12 - European Commission policy initiative on aviation safety and a possible revision of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008" which is launched by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in cooperation with the European Commission. The A-NPA addresses more specific issues related to aviation safety and the EASA system, and is based on open questions. Member States and stakeholders are invited to also provide their views under the A-NPA. Both, the replies to this questionnaire and the replies to the A-NPA will feed into the impact assessment of the overall policy initiative.

The A-NPA is available at: http://easa.europa.eu/document-library/notices-of-proposed-amendment

Target group

Companies, public authorities, academia, associations and other stakeholders including citizens who have an interest in the issue of EU aviation safety and in improving the efficiency of the aviation sector.

Please note that

As part of the European Transparency Initiative, organisations are invited to use the Register of interest representatives to provide the European Commission and the public at large with information about their objectives, funding and structures. If you are not registered yet in this register, please visit: http://europa.eu/transparency-register/index_en.htm  

Contributions may be submitted in any official EU language.

Disclaimer

Please note that this document has been drafted for information and consultation purposes only. It has not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be regarded as representing the views of the Commission. It does not prejudge, or constitute the announcement of any position on the part of the Commission on the issues covered. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof.