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Standardisation inspections

Standardisation activities allow collecting feedback on and assessing the implementation of the Basic Regulation and its Implementing Rules.

The scheme below illustrates the standardization inspection process which will be implemented in accordance with the new Standardisation Regulation that will be applied as of January 2014.

Standardisation timeline

EASA carries out standardisation inspections in EU Member States (MS) and in all those neighboring States to the EU which have signed aviation agreements with the EU and specific working arrangements with EASA. Today EASA standardizes close to 50 States all in all.

In case of non-compliance, MS must establish and implement remedial action plans within agreed timelines. EASA verifies the implementation of these corrective actions.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 736/2006 of 16 May 2006 on working methods of the European Aviation Safety Agency for conducting standardisation inspections (Text with EEA relevance) (OJ L 129, 17.5.2006, p. 10–15), amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 90/2012 will soon be replaced by the new standardisation Regulation to be adopted in mid-June. The new Regulation will infuse in the standardisation system a number of improvements in terms of increased consistency and alignment with ICAO Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA), and higher efficiency on collection of information, shorter lead times, more flexibility and less bureaucracy. This approach will be supported with new methods and tools such as the CMA and the possibility to raise off-site findings