The Air Safety List Regulation (EC) 2111/2005 entered into force in 2006. Its primary objectives are to ensure a high level of protection from safety risks for EU passengers that wish to travel on third country air carriers and to ensure that EU passengers are made aware through passenger information of air carriers that do not meet relevant safety requirements. The EU Air Safety List is reviewed bi-annually by the Commission and the EU Air Safety Committee in order to keep the EU Air Safety List updated and to inform the general public accordingly.
In the Aviation Strategy for Europe as adopted in December 2015, the Commission announced that it will evaluate whether the Air Safety List Regulation (EC) No 2111/2005 is still fit for purpose. This Evaluation of Regulation (EC) No 2111/2005 and the associated implementing regulations is ongoing, and examines how the Regulation's key objectives have been met, where there is room for improvement and how the Union could in the future contribute further to the safety of aviation outside of the Union, including through information to the travelling public worldwide. This Conference will serve as an important input to this Evaluation.