Article 1Amendment of Directive 2004/36/EC

Annex II to Directive 2004/36/EC is replaced by the text in the Annex to this Directive.

Article 2Guidance material

When the European Aviation Safety Agency develops the guidance material to be applied by Member States referred to in the Annex to this Directive, it shall establish a transparent procedure for consulting the Member States drawing on available expertise in the aviation regulatory authorities of Member States and by involving, whenever necessary, appropriate experts from relevant interested parties. To this effect, it may create a working group.

Article 3Transposition

Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations or administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by not later than six months after its entry into force.

They shall forthwith inform the Commission thereof.

Article 4Entry into force

This Directive shall enter into force on the first day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 5

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 16 April 2008.

For the Commission

Jacques Barrot