NPA 2014-18

Commercial air transport aeroplane operations at night or in IMC using single-engined turbine aeroplane

This Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) addresses several issues in the environmental, economic, and regulatory coordination domains related to commercial air transport operations using single-engined aeroplane at night/in IMC (CAT SET-IMC).

This NPA is linked to amendment 29 to ICAO Annex 6, applicable since 2005, which provided SARPs for CAT SET-IMC operations and which has not yet been transposed in the EU regulatory framework.

The specific objective is to allow CAT SET-IMC operations in Europe through cost-efficient rules which mitigate the risks linked to an engine failure to a level comparable with similar operations with twin-engined aeroplanes.

This NPA proposes new provisions specifically drafted for CAT SET-IMC, which amend Annex II, IV and Annex V to Regulation (EU) No 965/2012.

The proposed changes are expected to maintain safety, improve harmonisation and ensure ICAO compliance.