The objective of this Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) is to complement NPA 2017-20 ‘Embodiment of level of involvement acceptable means of compliance and guidance material to Part-21’ of 15 December 2017 in supporting the embodiment of level of involvement (LoI) and other amendments to Part 21 that were proposed by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in its Opinion No 07/2016 ‘Embodiment of level of involvement requirements into Part-21’ of 23 May 2016.
At the time of publication of NPA 2017-20, the proposals for the amendment of Part 21 that were made in the Opinion were still under review by the European Commission. In the meantime, the European Commission has developed a draft regulation, based on the EASA Opinion.
As a number of the changes that have been introduced alter the text that was proposed by EASA in Opinion No 07/2016, some of the acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM) that were proposed in NPA 2017-20 are no longer aligned with the amendment of Part 21 and need to be amended. Other points in Part 21 now require new AMC/GM that were not proposed in the previous NPA.
The specific objective of this NPA is therefore to enable consultation to take place on those amended or new AMC/GM to Part 21.