NPA 2018-09

Regular update of AMC-20: AMC 20-152 on Airborne Electronic Hardware and AMC 20-189 on Management of Open Problem Reports

This Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) is a joint proposal by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Adminstration (FAA) to amend in harmonisation both the EASA AMC-20 and FAA AC-20 documents, as follows:

  • create a new EASA AMC 20-152A, amend the FAA AC 20-152, and create a new FAA AC 00-72, on the development of airborne electronic hardware (AEH);
  • create a new EASA AMC 20-189, new FAA AC-20-189 and AC 00-71, on the management of open problem reports (OPRs).

The objective of the proposal is to update AMC-20 and AC-20 in order to reflect the current state of the art.

Overall, the proposed documents would significantly increase the harmonisation between EASA and the FAA, have no safety, social or environmental impacts, and provide economic benefits by streamlining the certification process.