ToR RMT.0400 (OPS.090)

Amendment of requirements for flight recorders and underwater locating devices

CAT.GEN.MPA.210 ‘Location of an aircraft in distress — Aeroplanes’ was introduced by Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/2338 into Annex IV (Part-CAT) of Regulation (EU) 965/2012 (Air OPS regulation) in order to enhance the
localisation of accidents occurring in oceanic and remote areas. Given that this new rule only defines the applicability criteria and the general concept, related acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM) are

AMC and GM to the air operation rules addressing flight recorders and emergency locator transmitters may also have to be adapted for consistency with CAT.GEN.MPA.210.

In addition, initial airworthiness requirements should be defined for the aircraft systems used to comply with this rule.