EASA Headquarters, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Köln, Germany
The new Basic Regulation (EU) 2018/1139, which entered into force in September 2018, establishes essential requirements for groundhandling services. This actually sets up a new mandate for EASA: to establish provisions for safe ground operations and oversight of these activities.
After having collected input via a questionnaire and interviews conducted with relevant stakeholders, a number of trends in the field of groundhandling were identified. Following this phase, EASA has tasked a group of experts to set up a roadmap for the future groundhandling project.
The Groundhandling Conference in Cologne will set the scene for the presentation of the groundhandling roadmap developed by the experts. The event will create the opportunity for all the actors involved in groundhandling operations to engage in a dialogue towards the implementation of the proposed roadmap.