Motion for a resolution - B9-0194/2024Motion for a resolution
B9-0194/2024

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on updating the EU Regulation on the reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation to include UAP reporting

11.3.2024

pursuant to Rule 143 of the Rules of Procedure

Francisco Guerreiro

B9‑0194/2024

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on updating the EU Regulation on the reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation to include UAP reporting

The European Parliament,

 having regard to Rule 143 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAPs) remain a stigmatised subject, which often inhibits methodical data collection and analysis by the scientific community;

B. whereas a significant number of UAP occurrences, including many first-hand sightings by airline pilots and their crews, remain unexplained or unreported;

C. whereas Regulation (EU) 376/2014[1] only allows aviation professionals to report on safety-related matters;

D. whereas bipartisan lawmakers in the United States have proposed new legislation (Bill HR6967, the Safe Airspace for Americans Act) to protect civilian pilots and aviation personnel who report UAP sightings;

1. Considers that the EU should propose guidelines for a common methodology for reporting and analysing UAP sightings, which could result in a harmonised EU database and repository and thus allow a technical exchange of information between Member States;

2. Calls on the Commission to propose updating the current legislation, namely Regulation (EU) 376/2014, to include a mechanism for consistent, transparent and stigma-free reporting and data analysis regarding UAPs in EU airspace, including where such occurrences do not pose any apparent and immediate safety risk to the aircraft concerned.

 

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