Does the SPI IR allow operators to postpone implementation?
The SPI IR permits a deferral of the compliance deadline, through transitional arrangements, to 7 June 2023, for aircraft with a first Certificate of Airworthiness issued prior to 7 December 2020 for the installation of ADS-B out or ADS-B out and Mode S Enhanced Surveillance (EHS) only.
These transitional arrangement are:
- a retrofit programme is established prior to 7 December 2020 , that demonstrates compliance with the ADS-B out or ADS-B out and EHS requirements;
- aircraft operators have not benefitted from any Union funding granted to bring such aircraft in compliance with the ADS-B out or EHS and ADS-B out requirements.
For further information, please consult AMC3 of Article 5.