NPA 2023-03

Extended diversion time operations (EDTO)

RMT.0392 (Subtask 1a)

The objective of this Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) is to propose amendments to the requirements for operations with extended diversion time to adequate aerodromes, following an amendment of the related ICAO standards in 2012.

This NPA proposes to incorporate into the EU legal framework most of the related ICAO standards without introducing major changes to the already existing and robust extended range operations (ETOPS) rules for two-engined aeroplanes. This NPA also proposes some amendments to already existing ETOPS/EDTO regulatory provisions to improve clarity and consistency. In particular, it is proposed to transfer the OPS content of AMC 20-6 to new AMC & GM to Regulation (EU) No 965/2012. Furthermore, some amendments are proposed to increase harmonisation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provisions.

The proposed amendments are expected to maintain a high level of safety, ensure alignment with ICAO and improve harmonisation with other major regulators, with a limited impact on affected stakeholders.