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Publication

Aviation Safety

Published: 18 July 2019
From: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

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

This is the executive summary of the more detailed and specific findings from the main body of the report.

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Provision of an Examination of the Irish Aviation Authority in accordance with Section 32 of the Irish Aviation Authority Act, 1993 Final Report

This is the executive summary of the more detailed and specific findings from the main body of the report. It provides a summary of the background of the exercise and the methodology followed. It also highlights the most important findings and recommendations from the examination of the IAA in accordance with Section 32 of the Irish Aviation Authority Act.

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Advice on future Section 32 Examinations

The Examination was enshrined in the Aviation Act to ensure that there was appropriate oversight on the safety performance of the IAA.

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Background of the report

The report was finalised in December 2015 and the Minister submitted it for the information of the Government, as also required under the Act, in February 2016. There is no requirement under the Act to publish the report; however, the Government agreed to publish the Executive Summary of the Section 32 Report which had been prepared with a view to publication and is publically available.

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