Airports

EASA to draft European ground-handling safety plan

09 April 2019

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has asked a group of experts to draw up draft safety controls for ground-handling services across the European Union (EU).

Changes to the EASA founding regulation, which entered into force in September 2018, authorise the agency to create rules and guidance for safe ground-handling operations that EASA would oversee. The agency has already started consultations on creating such a system and staged a conference on the issue in Cologne in March.

EASA plans to develop a rulebook and promotional programmes for “increasing the safety level in the ground-handling domain”.

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