According to Article 18 of the Basic Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, the Agency shall, where appropriate:
- Issue Opinions addressed to the European Commission;
- For a published Agency Opinion, the further decision-making process continues outside of EASA’s remit. The responsibility now lies with the European Commission. The decision for adoption or further amendment of the rule will be taken in the so-called comitology procedure.
Most EASA Opinions are handled through the comitology procedure. Amendments to the Basic Regulation, however, are handled by the Council and the EU Parliament. They do not go through comitology procedure.
- Issue Certification Specifications, including Airworthiness codes and acceptable means of compliance, as well as any Guidance material for the application of this Regulation and its implementing rules;
- Take the appropriate Decisions for the application of Articles 20, 54 and 55.