NPA 2023-09

Implementation of the latest CAEP amendments to ICAO Annex 16 Volumes I, II and III

This Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) proposes to update the applicable environmental protection requirements for the certification of products in Regulations (EU) 2018/1139 and (EU) No 748/2012, and the associated acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM).

Article 9(2) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 as amended by Regulation (EU) 2021/1087 sets out the essential requirements for environmental protection that refer to the requirements contained in Volumes I, II and III of Annex 16 ‘Environmental Protection’ to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

On 20 March 2023, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council adopted new amendments to these volumes for the continuous improvement of the environmental protection standards and recommended practices (SARPs).

The proposed regulatory material transposes these new amendments into Article 9(2) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139. The proposed updates to Annex I (Part 21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 ensure the implementation of these amendments for the certification of products and clarify the applicable procedures for the environmental compatibility of the products.

The proposed regulatory material is expected to provide a level playing field for all stakeholders in the aviation market.

The objective is to ensure a high uniform level of environmental protection and to contribute to European policies on climate change, air quality and noise reduction.
NPA 2023-09 is divided in two parts. The present NPA 2023-09 (A) includes the background information pertaining to the regulatory proposal. NPA 2023-09 (B) includes the proposed amendments.