Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the International Civil Aviation Organization, in respect of the revision of Annex 17 (Security) (Amendment 17) to the Convention on International Civil Aviation
1. The objective of this proposed Council Decision is to establish the European Union’s position at the 218th session of the ICAO Council, in respect of proposed amendments to international aviation security Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) as set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in Annex 17 to the Chicago Convention.
2. The 36-member ICAO Council is the body responsible for the adoption of SARPs for aviation, which must then be implemented by all of ICAO’s 193 Contracting States. The ICAO Council includes seven EU Member States (one of which is the UK). The Annex 17 SARPs for aviation security provide a global baseline of measures to protect the aviation network from acts of terrorism. Measures contained in EU Regulations on aviation security are considerably stronger than the baseline measures in Annex 17.