Consultation on EU Proposal Union certification system for aviation screening equipment

NOTICE OF A CONSULTATION ON THE PROPOSAL FOR A REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL ESTABLISHING A UNION CERTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR AVIATION SECURITY SCREENING EQUIPMENT

 

Aviation security screening equipment relates to security equipment used for screening persons, cabin baggage, hold baggage, supplies, air cargo and mail. EU Regulation (EC) No 300/2008 establishes the technical specifications and performance requirements for aviation security screening equipment used at EU airports. The above-mentioned legislation, however, is not accompanied by a legally binding EU-wide conformity assessment scheme to ensure that the required standards are met at all EU airports.

The certification system established by this proposal would build on the Common Evaluation Process (CEP), elaborated within the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) to assess the conformity of aviation security screening equipment with the existing performance requirements established at the EU level, and combines it with an accreditation procedure for conformity assessment bodies.

The aim of this EU Proposal is to establish a unique EU certification system based on EU type-approval and issuance of certificate of conformity by manufacturers, which would be valid in all the EU Member States, according to a principle of mutual recognition.

A copy of the EU Proposal as adopted, COM(2016)491 Final and Annexes, is included with this notice below.

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/resource.html?uri=cellar:094f451e-751d-11e6-b076-01aa75ed71a1.0011.02/DOC_1&format=PDF

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/resource.html?uri=cellar:094f451e-751d-11e6-b076-01aa75ed71a1.0011.02/DOC_2&format=PDF

The European Council Presidency currently held by Slovakia has commenced discussions on this EU Proposal at the Council Aviation Working Group which is represented by all the Member States including Ireland.

In order to assist in the consideration of the EU Proposal, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will run a consultation, which is open to all the relevant stakeholders in Ireland, over the next six weeks up to Friday the 2nd of December 2016.

Submissions are invited with regard to the EU Proposal and can be sent directly to the Department by e-mail to aviationpolicy@dttas.ie (link sends e-mail)

Please note that, in line with established practice for public consultation, submissions may be published on the Department’s website.

 

Aviation Services Division

Initial Publication Date: 
Tuesday, 18 October 2016