Amendment 1 to the Agreement on cooperation in the regulation of civil aviation safety between the European Community and the United States of America

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Publication Date 16/01/2018
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Background and further information:

The Agreement between the United States of America and the European Community on cooperation in the regulation of civil aviation safety entered into force on 1 May 2011. The purpose of the Agreement is inter alia to ensure the continuation of the high level of cooperation and harmonisation between the US and the EU. The current scope of the Agreement covers:

  • Airworthiness approvals and monitoring of civil aeronautical products;
  • Environmental testing and approvals of civil aeronautical products; and
  • Approvals and monitoring of maintenance facilities.

In the course of the implementation of the Agreement, the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Commission found that there was a mutual desire to enhance the possibilities for further aviation safety cooperation beyond the current provisions of the Agreement. Both sides noted that greater cooperation should be developed as a priority in pilot licensing and training, and tasked experts to examine options and develop technical proposals. In addition, the expert work confirmed the feasibility and need for extending the Agreement to additional areas of cooperation and acceptance.

In September 2014 the Commission was authorised by the Council of the European Union to open negotiations with the United States on an amendment to the Agreement. The results of the negotiations were incorporated into a draft Amendment, presented by the Commission in October 2016 accompanied by proposals for Council Decisions on the signing and provisional application, and the conclusion, of the Amendment.

The signing and provisional application of the Amendment was approved on 21 March 2017 by Council Decision (EU) 2018/61, and the signature took place on 13 December. The conclusion of the Amendment was approved on 8 April 2019 by Council Decision (EU) 2019/572.

Source Link http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2018.011.01.0003.01.ENG
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EUR-Lex: Official Journal, L11, 16/01/2018: Decision (EU) 2018/61 on the signing and provisional application of an amendment to the Agreement between the United States of America and the European Community on cooperation in the regulation of civil aviation safety https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2018.011.01.0001.01.ENG
EUR-Lex: Official Journal, L100, 11/04/2019: Decision (EU) 2019/572 on the conclusion of an amendment to the Agreement between the United States of America and the European Community on cooperation in the regulation of civil aviation safety https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2019.100.01.0001.01.ENG

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