Commission Regulation (EC) No 1321/2007 of 12 November 2007 laying down implementing rules for the integration into a central repository of information on civil aviation occurrences exchanged in accordance with Directive 2003/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council Text with EEA relevance

Official gazette publicationOfficial Journal of the European Union, L 294, 13 November 2007
Publication Date13 Nov 2007
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13.11.2007

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 294/3


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1321/2007

of 12 November 2007

laying down implementing rules for the integration into a central repository of information on civil aviation occurrences exchanged in accordance with Directive 2003/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Directive 2003/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 June 2003 on occurrence reporting in civil aviation (1), and in particular Article 6(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Directive 2003/42/EC requires national occurrence reporting systems to be established, in order to ensure that relevant information on air safety is reported, collected, evaluated, processed and stored in national databases.

(2)

Member States should participate in an exchange of safety-relevant information and the Commission should facilitate the exchange of such information with the only objective of preventing aviation accidents and incidents, excluding as a consequence the attribution of blame and liability as well as benchmarking of safety performance.

(3)

Best use of modern technology for the transfer of information should be made while at the same time ensuring the protection of the entire database.

(4)

The most efficient way to ensure the exchange of a large amount of information between all the Member States is to create a central repository fed by the national databases and accessible by the Member States.

(5)

In order to take into account the specificity of each national mechanism put in place in accordance with Article 5(1) of Directive 2003/42/EC, the details for the update of information supplied by Member States should be established by means of technical protocol agreed between the Commission and each Member State.

(6)

In order to allow quality assurance procedures to be carried out and to avoid duplication of events reported by Member States, all information stored in the national database should also be stored in the central repository.

(7)

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