On 24th November 2016 in Warsaw the "Warsaw Declaration for unmanned aerial vehicles" was accepted. The document is a summary of the two-day discussions during the international conference titled "Drones as a source of new jobs and economic growth", hosted by Mr. Andrzej Adamczyk - Minister of Infrastructure and Construction, Mr.Patrick Ky, Executive Director of EASA and Piotr Samson - Acting President of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Poland. The document contains a list of specific actions whose objective is to create a common system of unmanned aircraft until 2019, based on the principles contained in the Declaration of Riga.
Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Poland kindly reminds that since 27th November 2016 according to Article 3 of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 452/2014 of 29 April 2014 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations of third country operators pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council, third country operators shall only engage in commercial air transport operations within, into or out of the territory of the European Union if they comply with the requirements of Annex 1 of the above-mentioned Regulation and hold an authorization issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) (TCO authorization) in accordance with Annex 2 to this Regulation.
From 16 May to 17 June 2016 in Montreal the 208th Session of the ICAO Council (the Council phase) dedicated, among others, to the preparation of the final decisions and documents for the 39th Session of the ICAO Assembly was held. The Session of the Assembly crowning a three-year work of the Council, during which the next election to the ICAO Council will be conducted, will take place from September 27 to October 7, 2016.
On 12th July 2016, the Prime Minister of Poland, Mrs Beata Szydło has recalled Mr Piotr Ołowski from the President of Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Poland’s office. Until the appointment of the new CAA’s President, the Prime Minister entrusted the duties of this position to Mr Piotr Samson. The recall and assignment were based on article 20, paragraph 2 of the Air Law from 2 July 2002.
In the first quarter of 2016 Polish airports served more than 6.4 million passengers, which represents a 13% increase compared to the same period of the previous year. In the first months of the year trends of the previous periods could still be noticed. The number of passengers, the number of operations and the fill factor of places increased.