Air Operations - General

Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 (the so-called ‘Air Ops Regulation’) contains provisions for the following types of air operations with aeroplanes and helicopters:

  1. commercial air transport (CAT) operations, 
  2. non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aircraft (NCC), 
  3. non-commercial operations with other-than complex motor-powered aircraft (NCO), and
  4. specialised operations (e.g. aerial work), both commercial and non-commercial (SPO). 

The Air Ops Regulation is applicable to all the European Member States and to all operators of aeroplanes and helicopters which have their principal place of business, are established or reside in a European Member State.


Flexibility provisions


Flight time limitations and fatigue risk management

The ICAO FRM page contains the ICAO FM SARPs, relevant events, publications, useful links and documents related to fatigue risk management.

In accordance with Article 22.2 of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008, once the assessment is finalised, information on an IFTSS is published on the Flexibility Provisions page.

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