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06/12/2016 - Amended Regulation No. 1254 Officially Published

The amended version of Reg. 1254 on derogations to Common basic standards on civil aviation security has been published in the Official Journal of the EU on December 1st. Before they entry into force on December 21st, these derogations will be subject to Member States’ interpretation and thus have a potential impact on all operators, commercial and non-commercial.

EBAA played a significant role in this recast.

Reg 1254 was initially adopted on December 2009 and listed possible derogations from the common standards on civil aviation security, as referred to in Art 4(1) of Reg 300/2008. Alas, its implementation has remained widely marginal across Europe ever since.

Upon lengthy discussion with the Commission and Member States, EBAA insisted on several amendments to the Regulation. They eventually were all related to Part-NCC as in the current, tensed context any wider reforms, including for Part-CAT, were nigh on impossible.

EBAA’s proposals were accommodated in various ways; one being the inclusion of two additional categories exempted of the Common basic standards on civil aviation security:

  • Flights with aircraft with a MTOW of less than 45 500 kilograms, chartered or leased in its entirety by a company from an aircraft operator with which it has a written agreement for the carriage of own staff and non-fare-paying passengers and goods as an aid to the conduct of company business;
  • Flights with aircraft with a MTOW of less than 45 500 kilograms, for the carriage of the owner of the aircraft and of non-fare-paying passengers and goods.’;


This is a first success for BusAv. As of December, EBAA will monitor the situation and, when appropriate, will help you require its implementation at a national level. The recast of the Regulation, the scope of which goes beyond Part-NCC, will be discussed during the next AGHOC Meeting planned in Munich on January 19th.