AVIATION SECURITY 
REGULATIONS

Aviation Security in the Community after Implementation of Regulation 2320/2002 (R2320/2002) of European Parliament and Council on Common Rules in the Field of Civil Aviation Security

Since 11/09/2001: Existence of European Regulations in the field of aviation security at all EU Members States superseding national laws  

Regulation (EC) No 2320/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 establishing common rules in the field of civil aviation security

Mandatory Regulation in effect since January 19, 2003 setting standards in aviation security at all EU airports. Regulation 2320/2002 was based on standards contained in ICAO Annex 17, recommendations of European Civil Aviation Conference and Commissions proposals, thus providing a comprehensive and advanced base for EU aviation security standards.  

Committee:Regulation 2320/2002 established an Aviation Security Regulatory Committee (AVSEC Commitee) needed to ensure technical adoption of the Annex to Regulation 2320/2002 and development of the necessary implementation tools. The Regulatory Committee is chaired by the Commission and consists of experts representing all Member States.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 622/2003 of 4 April 2003 laying down measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security

EU Regulation 622/2003 was developed in the Regulatory Committee and contains the operations standards needed to ensure harmonized implementation of standards set forth in Regulation 2320/2002. The implementing Regulation 622/2003 as well as all subsequent implementing Regulations are developed in the Regulatory Committee.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1217/2003 of 4 July 2003 laying down common specifications for national civil aviation security quality control programme

Regulation 2320/2002 requires establishment of National Aviation Security Programmes and National Quality Control Programmes needed to ensure proper implementation of Community and National standards. Implementing Regulation 1217/2003 was adopted and contains therefore detailed requirements on how a Member State shall effectively monitor proper implementation of Community and National aviation security standards. 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1486/2003 of 22 August 2003 laying down procedures for conducting Commission inspections in the field of civil aviation security

EU Regulation 2320/2002 requires that Commission shall undertake monitoring of application of Regulations 2320/2002 and all its implementing regulations as of July 19, 2003. Regulation 1486/2003 sets forth the standards under which the Commission shall undertake its inspections of Member States application of Community standards. 

Regulation (EC) No 849/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 amending Regulation (EC) No 2320/2002 establishing common rules in the field of civil aviation security

Regulation 849/2004 amended the Regulation 2320/2002 in areas where clarification and necessary corrections where needed.  

Commission Regulation (EC) No 68/2004 of 15 January 2004 amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 622/2003 laying down measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security 

Regulation 68/2004 and 1138/2004 provided additional implementing. 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1138/2004 of 21 June 2004 establishing a common definition of critical parts of security restricted areas at airports

details and conformed with requirements set in Regulation 2320/2002. The work of the Aviation Security Regulatory Committee will continue to ensure that EU regulations meet the objectives and provide the necessary protection to civil aviation in the Community as well as incorporate international developments in the field.

   
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