The Basic Regulation: An Overview

This course will help you recognise the importance of the Basic Regulation in European Aviation by briefly outlining what it is, its history, its objectives, and its role in establishing aviation safety.  It is especially suited for High Level Management, Post Holders, Aviation Lawyers and Competent Authorities' personnel.

What the Course is About

The Basic Regulation sets the legal basis for the creation of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), defines its legal authority, and establishes a set of basic, common, aviation safety requirements.

This regulation was first legislated in 2002, and has gone through a number of changes in the last twenty years.  Increasing air traffic, aviation’s impact on the environment, the rise of unmanned air systems and the impact of global digitalisation called for a revision in the last decade.  The European Union felt the need to prepare its regulatory framework for the challenges of the next 10 to 20 years, and to ensure the safety and security of passengers’ mobility and the general public.

The New Basic Regulation, Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council, entered into force on the 11th of September 2018, and covers the full spectrum of the aviation landscape to reinforce the European aviation system as a whole.

You, as an aspiring or experienced professional, should know the foundational principles behind the Basic Regulation before you further your knowledge in other areas of the regulation – which, as you know, form the boundaries of our daily work to keep us safe.

Target Audience

This course is suited for aspiring or experienced aviation professionals, working in all areas of European aviation and looking to start gaining a better understanding of the legislative structure in their area of expertise – whether air operations, airports, air navigation services, unmanned aircraft or other areas.

Learning Experience

1 hour, linear format.

90-day window to finish the course.

Learning Outcomes


The Learner shall be able to outline the basic features of the Basic Regulation.


The Learner shall be taught awareness of the Basic Regulation, and which parts apply to their daily role.


The Learner shall be able to highlight the need for the Basic Regulation, and be conversant with its location.

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About Instructor

Kristian Farrugia

Raven Co-Founder. Flight Operations and Crew Training expert. Experienced First Officer with a Mechanical Engineering degree and an Executive MSc. in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University, where he focused on Airline Business Strategy, Consumer Value and Platform Economics. Skilled in EASA Air Ops, Airbus A320, and Air Transport Auditing, Management and General Consultancy. Teaching background and academic delivery skills in Airline Strategic Management.

3 Courses

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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • 4 Waypoints
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate