Aviation
Last updated: 29 March 2018

Bird & Bird's EU Legislation Tracker highlights Regulations and Directives scheduled to take effect or to be implemented by Member States in the period prior to the UK's departure from the EU. It does not provide an exhaustive survey. Instead, we have sought to summarise some of the key legislation, both draft and finalised, which we are tracking in the run up to Brexit and which are likely to be of interest to companies which do business in the UK and/or elsewhere in Europe.

The Tracker includes a short commentary on the substance of each of the measures identified, and a timeline for their known or likely effective dates (for Regulations) or implementation deadlines (for Directives). These are colour coded by reference to the likely date of Brexit.

For the purposes of the Tracker, we have assumed that the UK will exit the EU two years from its service of the Article 50 notice (i.e. on 29th March 2019). However, a transitional period is expected to follow, until the end of 2020, during which the UK will be required to continue to align its laws with those of the EU Single Market and Customs Union. It is currently expected that the EU Withdrawal Bill will be enacted with effect from the exit date and that the resulting Act will retain all EU Regulations (and statutory instruments implementing EU Directives) in UK domestic law. However, the Act is also expected to enable amendments to such Regulations by statutory instruments during a two-years period, and this process will determine the final form, in UK domestic law, of such legislation now summarised in our Tracker.

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Implementation status 
  Implementation deadline/effective date likely to be pre-Brexit
  Implementation deadline/effective date likely to be post-Brexit
Timeline   EU legislation

Takes effect:

[Target Q4 2018 / Q1 2019] 

 
Proposed Regulation on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council

European Parliament Procedure Reference: 2015/0277(COD)
  • The proposed revision of the Basic Regulation (No. 216/2008 as amended), which sets out the aviation safety framework at EU level, is part of the European Commission's Aviation Strategy to enhance the competitiveness of the EU aviation sector.

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Takes effect: TBC

 
European Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament establishing a Union certification system for aviation security screening equipment

European Parliament Procedure Reference: 2016/0236(COD)
  • In late 2016, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation establishing a certification system for aviation security screening equipment.

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