NPA 2016-19

Alignment of implementing rules and acceptable means of compliance/guidance material with Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 - Occurrence reporting

The specific objective of this Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) is to update the implementing rules (IRs) of Regulation (EU) No 216/2008 and the related acceptable means of compliance (AMC)/guidance material (GM) in order to be aligned with Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 as regards the reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation.

This NPA proposes changes to ensure that the IRs of Regulation (EU) No 216/2008 and the related AMC/GM adequately reflect the specific obligations stemming from Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Member States’ competent authorities, individuals, as well as organisations having their principal place of business in an EASA Member State. These obligations currently exist in parallel with the reporting obligations of Regulation (EU) No 216/2008 and its IRs. While all the aforementioned Regulations are overall deemed to be consistent with one another, in practice, there is potential for overlaps and ambiguities that need to be addressed.

The proposed changes are expected to:

  • increase legal certainty by clarifying the occurrence-reporting requirements within the scope of Regulation (EU) No 216/2008;
  • prepare the ground for standardisation inspections to monitor the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 376/2014; and
  • support the implementation of effective occurrence-reporting systems by all stakeholders concerned.