• The legal framework for the grant and maintenance of licences is contained in a number of separate aviation-related items of legislation, regulations and other sources.

  • The following documents are available from HMSO:

    • Treaties establishing the European Communities. Treaties amending these Treaties. Single European Act 1987 (published in a single document).
    • Official Journal of the European Communities - Legislation - L240 Volume 35 dated 24 August 1992. The contents of this include:
      • Council Regulation (EC) N on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community (Recast)
      • Council Regulation (EC) No 2410/92of 23 July 1992 amending Regulation (EC) No 3975/87 laying down the procedure for the application of the rules on competition to undertakings in the air transport sector.
      • Council Regulation (EC) No 2411/92of 23 July 1992 amending Regulation (EC) No 3976/87 on the application of Article 85 (3) of the Treaty to certain categories of agreements and concerted practices in the air transport sector.

    • Official Journal of the European Communities - Decision - L239/ dated 7 October 1995.The contents of this include:
      • Commission Decision of 19 July 1995on a procedure relating to the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 2407/92 (Swissair/Sabena).
      • Council Regulation (EC) No 2027/97 of 9 October 1997 on air carrier liability in the event of accidents.
      • Council Regulation (EC) No 889/2002 of 13 May 2002 amending Regulation (EC) No 2027/97 on air carrier liability in the event of accidents.
      • Council Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 ;of 26 January 2004 establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights.
      • Council Regulation (EC) No 785/2004 of 21 April 2004 on insurance requirements for air carriers and aircraft operators.
      • Commission Regulation (EU) No 285/2010 of 6 April 2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 785/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on insurance requirements for air carriers and aircraft operators
      • Council Regulation (EC) No 847/2004 of 30 April 2004 on the negotiation and implementation of air service agreements between Member States and third countries.
      • Council Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 of 27 October 2004 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws.
      • Council Regulation (EC) No 2111/2005 of 14 December 2005 on the establishment of a Community list of air carriers subject to an operating ban within the Community and on informing air transport passengers of the identity of the operating air carrier, and repealing Article 9 of Directive 2004/36/EC.
      • Council Regulation (EC No 1107/2006 of 5 July 2006 concerning the rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air.

    The following documents are available from HMSO:

    • Civil Aviation Act 1982.
    • The Civil Aviation Authority Regulations 1991 - Statutory Instrument No 1672 1991.
    • The Operation of Air Services in the Community Regulations 2009 - Statutory Instrument No 41 2009.
    • The Air Carrier Liability (No.2) Regulations 2004 - Statutory Instrument No 1974 2004.
    • Community Air Carrier Liability Order 2004 - Statutory Instrument No 1418 2004.
    • Civil Aviation (Denied Boarding, Compensation and Assistance) Regulations 2005 - Statutory Instrument No 975 2005
    • Civil Aviation (Insurance) Regulations 2005 - Statutory Instrument No 1089 2005.
    • Civil Aviation Act 2006 - Chapter 34
    • Civil Aviation (Provision of Information to Passengers) Regulations 2006 - Statutory Instrument No 3303 2006.
    • Civil Aviation (Access to Air Travel for Disabled Persons and Persons of Reduced Mobility) Regulations 2007 - Statutory Instrument No 1895 2007
    • Civil Aviation (Allocation of Scarce Capacity) Regulations 2007 - Statutory Instrument No 3556 2007