Do I need to notify EASA that my aircraft benefits from retrofit programme implementation deferral or is ‘exempt’?
SPI IR does not require operators to notify EASA, or any other entity, that their aircraft benefit from the transitional arrangements (retrofit programme).
Also notification is not required in the cases where the certain equipage requirements of the SPI IR are not applicable (e.g. aircraft flown to undergo maintenance, for export or when operation ceases in the Single European Sky by 31 October 2025).
Nonetheless, the appropriate equipage and operational status, including the correct designator for the functioning surveillance systems, should be indicated in the flight plan.