The European Commission has launched a formal infringement procedure before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against Poland for its failure to implement the Directive on the safety of third country aircraft using Community airports. The Directive harmonises the rules on the actions that EU Member States can take against aircraft operators, as well as setting out uniform procedures for the inspection of third country aircraft landing at EU airports. The Commission considers that Polish legislation has not achieved the objectives of the Directive. The case will now be considered by the ECJ in a procedure that may take up to two years.