In accordance with Article 18(d) of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 (hereinafter “Basic Regulation”) the Agency shall, where appropriate:
- (d) take the appropriate decisions for the application of Articles 20, 21, 22, 22a, 22b, 23, 54 and 55 including the granting of exemptions to holders of certificates it has issued, from the substantive requirements laid down in this Regulation and its implementing rules in the event of unforeseen urgent operational circumstances or operational needs of a limited duration, provided that the level of safety is not affected, that they are granted for a period not exceeding two months, that they are notified to the Commission and that they are not renewed.
As a Certificate Holder, when requesting an exemption that falls under Article 18(d), please refer to the download box for Exemption Request form FO.EXEMP.00021.
Please send the completed form, defining the information needed for the Agency to assess the case, to EASA exemptions [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu mailbox, keeping in copy the EASA contact point (PCM, DOATL, POATL, MOATL, etc.), if known.
Please ensure that the concrete provision you are seeking exemption from is mentioned in the request form as well as the reason for asking the exemption (i.e. unforeseen urgent operational circumstances or operational needs of a limited duration) and the mitigation measures envisioned to maintain the level of safety.
The Agency will evaluate your request for exemption and will provide you with its decision and notify the Commission.
Additional information on Article 18(d) measures can be requested via email: exemptions [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu.