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2019/0126(NLE) EU/USA, Iceland and Norway Agreement: Time Limitations on Arrangements for the Provision of Aircraft with Crew

Progress: Awaiting committee decision

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead TRAN GRAPINI Maria (icon: Unknown Group Unknown Group) MARINESCU Marian-Jean (icon: Unknown Group Unknown Group), KYUCHYUK Ilhan (icon: Renew Renew), PORĘBA Tomasz Piotr (icon: Unknown Group Unknown Group), KONEČNÁ Kateřina (icon: Confederal Group of the European United Left Confederal Group of the European United Left)
Former Responsible Committee TRAN
Committee Opinion EMPL
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Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 100-p2, TFEU 218-p6a

Events

2021/02/22
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2020/12/14
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2020/12/08
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the European Union, the Agreement with Respect to Time Limitations on Arrangements for the Provision of Aircraft with Crew between the European Union, the United States of America, Iceland, and the Kingdom of Norway.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

BACKGROUND: the Agreement with Respect to Time Limitations on Arrangements for the Provision of Aircraft with Crew between the European Union, the United States of America, Iceland, and the Kingdom of Norway was signed on 27 August 2019, subject to its conclusion at a later date.

The Agreement has been applied on a provisional basis since the date of signature. It should now be approved.

CONTENT: the Council draft aims to approve, on behalf of the EU, the Agreement with Respect to Time Limitations on Arrangements for the Provision of Aircraft with Crew between the European Union, the United States of America, Iceland, and the Kingdom of Norway, of which the Joint Declaration forms an integral part.

This Agreement is based on the Air Transport Agreement (ATA) between the EU and the United States signed on 25 and 30 April 2007. The ATA provides for an open wet lease regime between the parties.

The Agreement clarifies the relevant provisions of the ATA and abolishes the time limitations applicable to wet lease contracts between EU, Iceland, Norway and US air carriers. It confirms the establishment of clear and non-restrictive wet lease agreements between the airlines of the Parties and provides legal certainty for future contracts involving EU, Iceland, Norway and US airlines.

The Agreement, which has been signed in its English language version, has also been drawn up in other official EU languages and these additional language versions have to be authenticated by an exchange of letters between the parties.

Documents
2019/09/12
   EP - GRAPINI Maria (Unknown Group) appointed as rapporteur in TRAN
2019/07/12
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2019/07/10
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2019/06/05
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
Details

PURPOSE: signature, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Agreement on time limitations on arrangements for the provision of aircraft with crew between the United States of America, the European Union, Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

BACKGROUND: the Agreement on time limitations on arrangements for the provision of aircraft with crew between the United States of America, the European Union, Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway was negotiated by the Commission, as authorised by the Council on 21 December 2016. The negotiations resulted in the initialling of the Agreement on 8 March 2019.

This Agreement is based on the Air Transport Agreement (ATA) between the EU and the United States, which was signed on 25 and 30 April 2007.

The EU-US ATA is the most important air transport agreement in the world, providing more than 75 million seats per year, and as such a cornerstone of the EU’s external aviation policy.

The ATA between the EU and the US foresees an open wet-lease regime between the parties. The negotiating directives set out the general objective of negotiating a Wet Lease Agreement with the aim of providing precision to the relevant provisions of the ATA and abolishing time limitations for wet lease arrangements affecting the EU, Icelandic, Norwegian and US air carriers.

CONTENT: the Commission proposes that the Council decide to authorise, on behalf of the Union, the signature of the Agreement on time limitations on arrangements for the provision of aircraft with crew between the United States of America, the European Union, Iceland, and the Kingdom of Norway, subject to the conclusion of the Agreement.

The Wet Lease Agreement will resolve a long-standing uncertainty concerning the application of the wet lease provisions of the ATA, and as such contribute to the well-functioning of the transatlantic aviation relationship

The Agreement confirms the establishment of clear and non-restrictive wet lease arrangements involving the airlines of the Parties, thereby providing more precision to the respective provisions of the ATA. The Wet Lease Agreement not only resolves the current dispute on the application of the relevant provisions of the ATA, it also provides clarity and legal certainty for future arrangements affecting EU, Icelandic, Norwegian and US air carriers.

Pending its entry into force, the Agreement shall be applied on a provisional basis by the Union.

2019/06/05
   EP - Preparatory document
Details

PURPOSE: to approve the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Agreement on time limitations on arrangements for the provision of aircraft with crew between the United States of America, the European Union, Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

BACKGROUND: the Agreement on time limitations on arrangements for the provision of aircraft with crew between the United States of America, the European Union, Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway was negotiated by the Commission, as authorised by the Council on 21 December 2016.

This Agreement is based on the Air Transport Agreement (ATA) between the EU and the United States, which was signed on 25 and 30 April 2007.

The EU-US ATA is the most important air transport agreement in the world, providing more than 75 million seats per year, and as such a cornerstone of the EU’s external aviation policy.

The ATA between the EU and the US foresees an open wet-lease regime between the parties. The negotiating directives set out the general objective of negotiating a Wet Lease Agreement with the aim of providing precision to the relevant provisions of the ATA and abolishing time limitations for wet lease arrangements affecting the EU, Icelandic, Norwegian and US air carriers.

CONTENT: the Commission proposes that the Council decide to authorise, on behalf of the Union, the conclusion of the Agreement on time limitations on arrangements for the provision of aircraft with crew between the United States of America, the European Union, Iceland, and the Kingdom of Norway.

The Wet Lease Agreement will resolve a long-standing uncertainty concerning the application of the wet lease provisions of the ATA, and as such contribute to the well-functioning of the transatlantic aviation relationship

The Agreement confirms the establishment of clear and non-restrictive wet lease arrangements involving the airlines of the Parties, thereby providing more precision to the respective provisions of the ATA. The Wet Lease Agreement not only resolves the current dispute on the application of the relevant provisions of the ATA, it also provides clarity and legal certainty for future arrangements affecting EU, Icelandic, Norwegian and US air carriers.

Documents

  • Committee draft report: PE680.980
  • Legislative proposal published: 11645/2020
  • Document attached to the procedure: 10584/2019
  • Document attached to the procedure: 11100/2019
  • Document attached to the procedure: COM(2019)0256
  • Document attached to the procedure: EUR-Lex
  • Preparatory document: COM(2019)0254
  • Preparatory document: EUR-Lex
  • Document attached to the procedure: COM(2019)0256 EUR-Lex
  • Document attached to the procedure: 11100/2019
  • Document attached to the procedure: 10584/2019
  • Committee draft report: PE680.980

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(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

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  • PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the European Union, the Agreement with Respect to Time Limitations on Arrangements for the Provision of Aircraft with Crew between the European Union, the United States of America, Iceland, and the Kingdom of Norway.
  • PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.
  • ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.
  • BACKGROUND: the Agreement with Respect to Time Limitations on Arrangements for the Provision of Aircraft with Crew between the European Union, the United States of America, Iceland, and the Kingdom of Norway was signed on 27 August 2019, subject to its conclusion at a later date.
  • The Agreement has been applied on a provisional basis since the date of signature. It should now be approved.
  • CONTENT: the Council draft aims to approve, on behalf of the EU, the Agreement with Respect to Time Limitations on Arrangements for the Provision of Aircraft with Crew between the European Union, the United States of America, Iceland, and the Kingdom of Norway, of which the Joint Declaration forms an integral part.
  • This Agreement is based on the Air Transport Agreement (ATA) between the EU and the United States signed on 25 and 30 April 2007. The ATA provides for an open wet lease regime between the parties.
  • The Agreement clarifies the relevant provisions of the ATA and abolishes the time limitations applicable to wet lease contracts between EU, Iceland, Norway and US air carriers. It confirms the establishment of clear and non-restrictive wet lease agreements between the airlines of the Parties and provides legal certainty for future contracts involving EU, Iceland, Norway and US airlines.
  • The Agreement, which has been signed in its English language version, has also been drawn up in other official EU languages and these additional language versions have to be authenticated by an exchange of letters between the parties.
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        • PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.
        • BACKGROUND: the Agreement on time limitations on arrangements for the provision of aircraft with crew between the United States of America, the European Union, Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway was negotiated by the Commission, as authorised by the Council on 21 December 2016. The negotiations resulted in the initialling of the Agreement on 8 March 2019.
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        • CONTENT: the Commission proposes that the Council decide to authorise, on behalf of the Union, the signature of the Agreement on time limitations on arrangements for the provision of aircraft with crew between the United States of America, the European Union, Iceland, and the Kingdom of Norway, subject to the conclusion of the Agreement.
        • The Wet Lease Agreement will resolve a long-standing uncertainty concerning the application of the wet lease provisions of the ATA, and as such contribute to the well-functioning of the transatlantic aviation relationship
        • The Agreement confirms the establishment of clear and non-restrictive wet lease arrangements involving the airlines of the Parties, thereby providing more precision to the respective provisions of the ATA. The Wet Lease Agreement not only resolves the current dispute on the application of the relevant provisions of the ATA, it also provides clarity and legal certainty for future arrangements affecting EU, Icelandic, Norwegian and US air carriers.
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        • BACKGROUND: the Agreement on time limitations on arrangements for the provision of aircraft with crew between the United States of America, the European Union, Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway was negotiated by the Commission, as authorised by the Council on 21 December 2016.
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        • The ATA between the EU and the US foresees an open wet-lease regime between the parties. The negotiating directives set out the general objective of negotiating a Wet Lease Agreement with the aim of providing precision to the relevant provisions of the ATA and abolishing time limitations for wet lease arrangements affecting the EU, Icelandic, Norwegian and US air carriers.
        • CONTENT: the Commission proposes that the Council decide to authorise, on behalf of the Union, the conclusion of the Agreement on time limitations on arrangements for the provision of aircraft with crew between the United States of America, the European Union, Iceland, and the Kingdom of Norway.
        • The Wet Lease Agreement will resolve a long-standing uncertainty concerning the application of the wet lease provisions of the ATA, and as such contribute to the well-functioning of the transatlantic aviation relationship
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