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09 December 2009
The completion of Italy's liberalization of airport services and the significant changes to airport systems implemented through revisions of the Navigation Code have led to a need for new implementing structures. ENAC, the Italian Civil Aviation Authority, has created a mechanism for the application of the new rules. It governs the tasks and interrelation of ENAC airport offices, airport management companies, air carriers and ground services suppliers. The new system is based on:
Following a short trial period, ENAC now requires every Italian airport with over 2 million passengers a year to establish an airport board with the aim of achieving "continuing improvement in the regularity and quality of airport services". The board must comprise:
The board's remit is to establish the most appropriate measures to improve airport services on the basis of daily reports provided by the airport management company with respect to all airport activities. The board must regularly discuss:
Based on these discussions, the board must decide on the improvements required, commit itself to implementing them and set an appropriate timeframe for doing so. The responsible party must guarantee the correct implementation of the agreed measures.
For further information on this topic please contact Laura Pierallini or Gianluigi Ascenzi at Studio Legale Cannata Pierallini by telephone (+39 06 88 41 713), fax (+39 06 88 40 249) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
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