NPA 2016-08

Import of aircraft from other regulatory system, and Part-21 Subpart H review

This Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) addresses a regulatory coordination issue mainly related to the import of aircraft into the European regulatory system and the revision of Part-21 Subpart H.

This NPA proposes amendments to Part-21 and Part-M in order to guarantee their consistency with regard to the issuance of a Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) and an Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC) for aircraft being imported from other regulatory systems. These aircraft can be either foreign registered aircraft or European aircraft not subject to Article 1.2 of the Basic Regulation.

The proposed changes are expected to eliminate difficulties encountered by stakeholders and Member States in the process of obtaining/issuing a CofA and ARC for aircraft being imported from another regulatory system while ensuring alignment with ICAO.

Part-21 is also amended to establish consistency in the case of newly manufactured foreign aircraft.