Common safety rules constitute the backbone of the EU aviation safety system. They ensure uniform requirements for operators, manufacturers and aviation personnel, facilitating the flow of products, persons and services in the internal market. They also allow for the mutual recognition of safety certificates, reducing the administrative burden and workload for both national authorities and the industry.
The European Commission adopts aviation safety rules based on technical opinions issued by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The rules adopted by the Commission further develop and implement the essential requirements laid down in Regulation (EU) 2018/1139.