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PR(07)40: Iceland fails to implement EU legislation concerning aviation safety

26.9.2007

The EFTA Surveillance Authority has today sent two reasoned opinions to Iceland for failure to incorporate into its legal order two Commission Regulations concerning the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), i.e. Commission Regulation (EC) No 104/2004[1] concerning the board of Appeal of EASA and Commission Regulation (EC) No 488/2005 on fees and charges[2].

Regulation 104/2004 should have been incorporated into Iceland’s national law by 1 June 2005, and Regulation  488/2005 by 3 December 2005.

On behalf the EEA States, EASA provides, inter alia, airworthiness and environmental certification for aircraft parts- and products and decides on the fees and charges to be taken for such services. These EASA decisions may be appealed to the Board of Appeal established by Commission Regulation (EC) No 104/2004. Regulation 488/2005 sets up the principles for deciding on such fees and charges. 

Under Article 7 of the EEA Agreement Iceland is obliged to make regulations part of its internal legal order as such. The purpose of the reasoned opinion is to give Iceland a last chance to adopt the legislation necessary to incorporate the Regulation before taking the matter to the EFTA Court.

[1] Commission Regulation (EC) No 104/2004 of 22 January 2004 laying down rules on the organisation and composition of the board of Appeal of the European Aviation Safety Agency.

[2] Commission Regulation (EC) No 488/2005 of 21 March 2005 on the fees and charges levied by the European Aviation Safety Agency.


For further information, please contact:

Mr. Hallgrímur Ásgeirsson
Director, Internal Market Affairs Directorate
Tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 60; or

Ms. Ragnhild Behringer
Deputy Director, Internal Market Affairs Directorate
Tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 64


26 September 2007




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