This NPA suggests the revision of Table D - 1 of CS ADR - DSN.D.260 as adopted by ED Decision 2014/013/R dated 27 February 2014. It deals with substantial reductions of clearance requirements for taxiways and taxilanes as prepared by ICAO.
This revision is proposed to be performed in advance of the adoption of identical changes in the respective ICAO provisions, which bare expected to be adopted in 2016. As the European airport industry , together with the respective competent authorities, currently perform a substantial certification process following Commission Regulation (EU) 139/2014, this certification process should take into account these envisaged changes in order to facilitate the process and to avoid unnecessary, potentially significant increase in effort.
Therefore, the changes in the respective CS are proposed by the Agency to be adopted without delay.