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CRD 2014-26

Halon - Update of Part-26 to comply with ICAO Standards

The aim of rulemaking task RMT.0560 is to address an environmental issue related to the replacement of halon in lavatory waste receptacles and portable handheld fire extinguishers for use in cabins and crew compartments. It applies to large aeroplanes (CS-25) and large rotorcraft (CS-29).

In the related Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2014-26, it was proposed, within the new framework established by Annex I (Part-26) to Regulation (EU) 2015/640 to introduce additional airworthiness requirements for operations in order to remove halon from cabins (lavatory waste receptacles, cabins and crew compartments) of newly produced large aircraft of already approved types.

This Comment-Response Document (CRD) contains the comments received on NPA 2014-26 and the responses, or a summary thereof, provided thereto by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Based on the comments and responses thereto, the forward fit dates were confirmed and the relevant Opinion No 08/2016 was developed.

For information, the related draft certification specifications (CS) and guidance material (GM) (draft EASA Decision for CS-26) are presented in this CRD. The proposed amendments to Regulation (EU) 2015/640 are contained in the related Opinion No 08/2016 published concurrently with this CRD.