Opinion 02/2018

Specific requirements for providers of meteorological services, aeronautical information services/aeronautical information management, and flight procedure design services; common rules for airspace structure design

This Opinion includes the final outcome of rulemaking task (RMT).0477 and RMT.0445, as well as RMT.0719 triggered by the latest International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 3 ‘Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation’ Amendment (77-A).

The objectives of the proposal are to:

  • promote cost-efficiency in the regulatory and certification processes and to avoid duplication at national and European level’ (Article 2(2)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008);
  • facilitate the free movement of airspace users across the European airspace; and
  • ensure regulatory harmonisation across Europe, while assisting Member States (MSs) in fulfilling their obligations under the Convention on International Civil Aviation (also known as the ‘Chicago Convention’), by providing a basis for a common interpretation and uniform implementation of the Chicago Convention’s provisions.

This Opinion proposes amendments to the following rules:

  • Regulation (EU) 2017/373 and Annexes I (Part-Definitions), II (Part-ATM/ANS.AR), III (Part-ATM.ANS.OR), V (Part-MET), VI (Part-AIS), and XI (Part-ASD) thereto; and
  • Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 and Annexes II (Part-ADR.AR) and III (Part-ADR.OR) thereto.