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CRD 2014-19

Helicopter height-velocity limitations

This comment-response document (CRD) contains the comments received on Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2014-19 (published on 25 July 2014) and the responses provided thereto by EASA.

Based on specific comments and subsequent EASA deliberations, EASA decided to approach the height-velocity (H-V) limitation problem related to commercial air transport (CAT) with large helicopters performing performance class 2 (PC2) operations by way of a proposed change to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 (the Basic Regulation).

EASA, therefore, considers that pending the approval of the proposed change to the Basic Regulation, the amendments to the implementing rules (IRs), certification specifications (CSs), acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM), that were presented in NPA 2014-19, are no longer required.

Based on this, EASA proposes that RMT.0132 and RMT.0515 (27&29.027) be closed by an Executive Director decision until the proposed change to the Basic Regulation is examined by the European Parliament and the Council. If the proposed change to the Basic Regulation is adopted, the above-mentioned rulemaking task will remain closed. However, if the proposal is rejected, either RMT.0132 and RMT.0515 (27&29.027) will resume or a new rulemaking task will be launched.

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