In aviation, legislation issued by the European Union plays a key role in a wide variety of sectors. As the influence of the EU grows, the importance of national legislation is constantly diminishing. EU legislation already covers several areas of aviation, such as airline operations, passenger rights, air traffic control, airspace management and security checks. EU regulations are directly applicable in Finland.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is an EU agency tasked with specific implementation and regulatory duties in the field of flight safety. The agency plays a central role in the EU strategy that aims to establish and maintain a high uniform level of civil aviation safety throughout Europe.
As the Finnish aviation authority, Trafi participates in co-operation among the European authorities and ensures that common European standards are implemented in Finland according to the agreed timetables and procedures. Trafi also ensures that the standards are applied in Finland as uniformly as possible with other countries.