Europe Quarterly Update

Quarter 1, 2018

After two years of discussions and negotiations, on 22 December, EU Council members endorsed an agreement with the European Parliament on revised common safety rules for civil aviation and a new remit for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). CANSO represented the voice of ATM throughout the negotiations between the European Commission, European Parliament and Council, providing tailored advice on sensitive ATM issues. CANSO generally supports the final agreement.

CANSO continues to influence the review of the regulatory framework of the SES Performance Scheme Reference Period 3 (RP3 - 2020-2024). CANSO has held regular meetings with the European Commission to discuss specific aspects of the Implementing Rules (Reg. 390/2013 and 391/2013) regulating the Performance and Charging Scheme. In addition, CANSO continues to influence the review of the EU Network Functions Implementing Regulation (Reg. 677/2011) defining the conditions for the designation of the Network Manager from 2020 onwards.

After an intensive year of CANSO work through the EUROCONTROL Air Navigation Services Board (ANSB) on stakeholder consultation and Agency budget, EUROCONTROL Members approved revised Terms of Reference for the Agency Advisory Board (AAB) and the ANSB at the Provisional Council (PC) meeting in December, thus improving the stakeholder consultation processes. The PC approved also the EUROCONTROL budget for 2018-2022, taking into account several ANSB recommendations.

CANSO has agreed to support in the Women in Transport initiative launched by the EU Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Mrs. Violeta Bulc. It is aimed at strengthening women's employment and equal opportunities for women and men in the transport sector.

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