The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published Revision 21, September 2023 of the Easy Access Rules for Air Operations (EAR for Air OPS).
This Revision incorporates the new and amended Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material (AMC & GM) to Part-ARO, Part-ORO, Part-CAT, Part-SPA, Part-NCC, Part-NCO, Part-SPO, as introduced by ED Decision 2023/007/R on helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS).
The AMC & GM have various applicability dates: 29 June 2023, 25 May 2024, 25 May 2026, 25 May 2028 (for details, see ED Decision 2023/007/R), and are expected to:
- facilitate the implementation of the new requirements introduced into the Air OPS Regulation by the HEMS Regulation;
- help modernise the EU aviation regulatory framework applicable to HEMS; as well as
- increase safety and foster efficiency and proportionality,
while keeping the economic impact on HEMS operators at a minimum.
The EAR for Air OPS are available for free download on the EASA website as pdf, online dynamic publications with filters and search functions for simple navigation with computers, tablets, and mobiles, as well as in xml format with machine-readable content. As they are generated through the eRules platform, they will be updated regularly to incorporate further changes and evolutions to their content.
Please send your feedback and comments by using the Easy Access Rules area on the contact us form.