NPA 2016-11

Review of aeroplane performance requirements for commercial air transport operations

This Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) addresses a number of issues related to aeroplane performance requirements for commercial air transport (CAT) operations.

In particular, the NPA addresses two safety recommendations (SRs), and it is linked with Actions 3.7.1, 3.7.2 and 3.7.3 of the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions (EAPPRE).

It also provides for alignment with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) State Letters 2016/12 and 2016/29.

The NPA proposes standards for runway surface condition reporting, airworthiness standards for landing performance computation at time of arrival, an in-flight assessment of landing performance at time of arrival as well as a reduced required landing distance for business aviation operations with performance class A aeroplanes and for performance class B aeroplane operations.

The proposed changes are expected to increase the current level of safety in relation to aeroplane performance, to improve harmonisation with the corresponding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules, to ensure alignment with (ICAO), and to allow for flexibility and proportionality for certain CAT operations.