EASA as it affects the regulation of air operations (along with outstanding EU-OPS issues)
This page provides information on EASA developments as it affects the regulation of the operation of UK-registered aircraft - whether commercial or non-commercial. In addition, to keep up to date with the latest developments, SRG produces Information Bulletins. For other information on EASA visit the EASA website.
In January 2009, EASA issued NPA 2009-02 'Implementing Rules for Air Operations of Community Operators' as part of EASA's intention to extend their influence over operations and aircrew licensing. In addition, NPA 2008-22 establishing the implementing rules for the competent authorities - including general requirements, aproved training organisations, aeromedical centres, licensing and medical certification of flight crew as it affected air operations - was published in October 2008.
In September 2009, the European Commission and EASA produced a joint "approach for rulemaking in the context of Community competences" to provide a way forward in processing the second extension and prioritisation of the tasks. The Management Board approved the joint approach. Links to the EASA press release containing a precis of the Management Board conclusion and the Commision/EASA working paper are available below:
The CAA, on behalf of the UK, has informed the Commission of our intention to derogate from certain provisions of EU-OPS. This was done in accordance with Article 8(3) of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 3922/1991. The Commission has now considered our intentions and below is a list of Commission decisions authorising the UK to derogate from EU-OPS: