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ED Decision 2021/003/R

AMC & GM to Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 — Issue 1, Amdt 5 | Runway safety

AMC & GM to Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 — Issue 1, Amdt 5 | Runway safety

The objective of this Decision is to maintain a high level of safety by contributing to the mitigation of the safety risks associated with runway safety, from an aerodrome’s perspective. Moreover, this Decision aims at transposing the relevant International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) provisions (ICAO Annex 14 Volume I ‘Aerodrome Design and Operations’ 8th Edition; ICAO Doc 9981 ‘Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Aerodromes’ 2nd Edition; ICAO Annex 15 ‘Aeronautical Information Services’ 16th Edition) to the EU regulatory framework, but also at maintaining a level playing field, and ensuring the harmonised implementation of the provisions of Regulation (EU) No 139/2014, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2020/2148, which was adopted following the publication of EASA Opinion No 03/2019.

This Decision amends the Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) to Annex I (Definitions), Annex II (Part-ADR.AR), Annex III (Part-ADR.OR) and Annex IV (Part-ADR.OPS) to Regulation (EU) No 139/2014.

The amendments of the AMC and GM cover a variety of areas, such as the authorisation of drivers at aerodromes, and the authorisation, operation and maintenance of vehicles at aerodromes including their marking and lighting. They also cover the area of communications, the control of pedestrians at the aerodrome, and the implementation of the new Global Reporting Format (GRF) of runway surface conditions. Moreover, the amendments to AMC and GM cover also other areas, such as, training and proficiency check programmes, handover of activities and the provision of relevant information, notice to airmen (NOTAM) origination, aerodrome winter operations, aerodrome maintenance, aircraft towing and FOD control programme, as well as changes to existing requirements related to surface movement guidance and control systems (SMGCS).