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Aviation Security

Since 2002 the European Commission has established common rules in the field of civil aviation security aimed at protecting persons and goods from unlawful interference with civil aircraft.

Given the need for more flexibility in adopting security measures in order to meet evolving risks and to allow new technologies to be introduced, the initial framework Regulation 2320/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council was replaced by Regulation 300/2008.

The application of the Regulation by the Member States is monitored through regular inspections based upon Commission Regulation 72/2010.

The common rules in the field of civil aviation security apply also to Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. The Regulation allows for the recognition of equivalence of security measures of third countries, which can open the door to the establishment of one-stop security arrangements between the EU and on-EU countries such as in the case of the United States.


Policy and other related documents

Note on: The EU Regulatory Framework Applicable to Civil Aviation Security



Study on the Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1082/2012 amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 185/2010 in respect of EU Aviation Security Validations  

Study on the legal situation regarding security of flights from third countries to the EU



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