The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) needs to address a number of medical-certification issues identified on a regular basis by competent authorities (CAs) and industry, by amending Annex IV (Part-MED) to Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 (the ‘Aircrew Regulation’) and the related acceptable means of compliance (AMC)/guidance material (GM). Furthermore, certification of aeromedical examiners (AMEs) is subject to oversight exercised by the CAs and, therefore, the corresponding IRs of Annex VI (Part ARA) to the Aircrew Regulation and the related AMC/GM might also need to be amended. This systematic rulemaking task (RMT) addresses various non-controversial issues: some may be directly driven by safety, while others may be primarily driven by other factors, such as ensuring that the regulatory framework promotes a competitive environment or reduces complexity.
In order to increase the efficiency of the rulemaking process, EASA decided to reduce the administrative burden of certain individual RMTs on stakeholders, by grouping the non-controversial issues into packages. This concept was reintroduced in the EASA Management Board (MB) Decision No 18-2015 (see Article 3.5. on systematic rulemaking projects) and applies to all the deliverables of this RMT.
EASA intends to review on a yearly or, whenever deemed necessary, more frequent basis whether such non-controversial issues are eligible for this RMT, and may propose amendments to the affected rules within the scope of this ToR.