ToR RMT.0668

Regular update of the air traffic controller licencing rules (implementing rules, acceptable means of compliance, guidance material)

Rulemaking task RMT.0668 is intended to be used to regularly update the implementing rules (IRs) laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures relating to air traffic controllers’ (ATCO) licences and certificates and the associated acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM).

Regular updates are issued based on the selection of non-complex, non-controversial or mature subjects originating from European Commission requests, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) developments, stakeholders and expert groups or individuals, which the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has assessed to be beneficial.

The general objective of this rulemaking task is to ensure a high and uniform level of safety in air traffic management (ATM)/air navigation services (ANS), and more specifically in the provision of air traffic services (ATS), by ensuring continued alignment of the qualification scheme of ATCOs with the evolution of the regulatory framework, the state of the art and the recognised best practices in aviation.