Aviation Safety

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has statutory responsibility for safety regulation of the civil aviation industry in Ireland.  The IAA was established under the Irish Aviation Authority Act, 1993 and under the Act the Authority also has responsibility for advising the Minister for Transport and the Government in relation to aviation safety. The Authority regulates safety in accordance with standards set internationally by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO); EUROCONTROL; the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Union.

The 1993 Act gives the IAA powers to make Orders for the purpose of giving effect to the Annexes to the Chicago Convention specified in the Schedule to the 1993 Act or for the purpose of the performance of any other functions of the Authority under the Act.

Relevant Legislation

Regulation (EC) No. 216/2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency, and repealing Council Directive 91/670/EEC, Regulation (EC) No 1592/2002 and Directive 2004/36/EC

S.I. No. 754/2007 European Communities (Safety of Third-Country Aircraft Using Community Airports) Regulations 2007

S.I. No 285 of 2007 EC (Occurrence Reporting in Civil Aviation) Regulation 2007

S.I. No. 507/2006 European Communities (Organisation of Working Time) (Mobile Staff in Civil Aviation) Regulations 2006

Irish Aviation Authority Act, 1993

Air Navigation and Transport (No. 2) Act, 1975

Relevant Links 

International Bodies: European Aviation Safety Agency; European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC); EUROCONTROL; European Union; International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

State Bodies: Irish Aviation Authority

 Executive Summary of an Examination of the IAA in accordance with Section 32 of the IAA Act 1993