ToR RMT.0727

Alignment of Part 21 of Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 with Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 (including simple and proportionate rules for GA)

Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 and its Annex I (Part 21) implemented the essential requirements established in Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 that pertain to airworthiness and environmetal protection. Regulation (EC)
No 216/2008 has been repealed and replaced by a new legal act, namely Regulation (EU) 2018/1139.

The objective of this rulemaking task (RMT) is to conduct a comprehensive review of Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 and its Annex I (Part 21) with a view to aligning them with Regulation (EU) 2018/1139. This RMT will implement the new airworthiness requirements set forth in Regulation (EU) 2018/1139. This will be achieved by amending the existing requirements in Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 and its Annex I (Part 21), where the essential requirements have changed from Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 to Regulation (EU) 2018/1139.

In particular, this RMT will:

(a) revisit whether the existing rules correspond to the nature and the risk levels of the activities, and if not and where appropriate, allow the application of a proportionate approach to the approval of
airworthiness products, parts and equipment. This aspect will, in particular, take into account the various risk levels that exist in General Aviation (GA) in the initial airworthiness process, and it is
intended to reduce the administrative burden and its associated costs, while at the same time support innovation in GA;

(b) define the scope, conditions and process for the certification of ‘non-installed equipment’ (NIE), while ensuring a proportionate approach to the certification of this type of equipment that takes into
consideration the safety risk;

(c) implement any necessary changes to the environmental certification of aircraft and their engines, propellers, parts and NIE; and

(d) consider revisiting other conceptual, regulatory or wording changes that stem from Regulation (EU) 2018/1139.