NPA 2014-15

Implementation of CAEP/9 amendments - Update of CS-34 and CS-36

This Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) addresses an environmental issue related to aircraft noise and engine emissions.

The specific objective is to provide a high uniform level of environmental protection in the EU as well as a level playing field for all actors in the aviation market by aligning European Union legislation with the latest ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and Guidance Material on aircraft noise and aircraft engine emissions. New amendments to these SARPs and Guidance Material were approved by the ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection at its 9th meeting (CAEP/9) of February 2013 and adopted by the ICAO Council at its 201st meeting of March 2014.

This NPA proposes to incorporate the CAEP/9 amendments into Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 (the ‘Basic Regulation’), Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 and the Agency’s Certification Specifications for aircraft engine emissions and fuel venting (CS-34) and aircraft noise (CS-36), including the related Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material.