The European High Level Task Force on Conflict Zones pubished its final report. The report contains recommendations which address the risks to civil aviation when flying over conflict zones.
The recommendations of the report include the development of a common European risk assessment of conflict zones and a quick alert mechanism to notify the aviation community. The report calls for cooperation among Member States and with the European Commission to enable the timely sharing of information and the timely identification of rapidly emerging threats. The report concludes that measures need to be taken at national and European levels to limit the risks posed to civil aviation from regional conflicts zones.
The report will now be submitted to the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union for action.
The European High Level Task Force on Conflict Zones was composed of high level representatives of the European Commission, the European External Action Services, several European Civil Aviation Authorities, the International Air Transport Association IATA, KLM, and EASA.
A summary of the report can be found here.
- Report summary (PDF)