Assessing the impacts of Aligning the Conformity Assessment and Certification in EU Aviation Security

This paper aims to provide the outcomes of an impact assessment of the conformity assessment and certification (CAC) of security in the European aviation. The impact assessment conducted was part of a study led by Ecorys on behalf of EC DG Enterprise and Industry. At first, the background of the study is explained and importance of reliability of the overall aviation security system is underlined. Need for economically sound decisions is addressed. Next, specific aspects of the aviation security system are discussed. A distinction is made between continuous and disruptive security. The methodology used for the impact assessment is described and the aviation related results are presented. Finally, conclusions are drawn on the need for aligning the regulations and common recognition of conformity assessment and certification in aviation security in view of the outcomes of the impact assessment conducted.
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Disclaimer: “In accordance with Article II.10.3 of the Framework Contract ENTR/2009/050, any opinions expressed in that SECERCA study are those of the Contractor (i.e. ECORYS) only and do not represent the Commission’s official position”.

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