FAQ n.19120

Will the new rules be available in all official languages of the European Union and where are the rules published?


Reference: Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 and its amendments, Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 and its amendments, related EASA Decisions (AMC/GM/CS)

The new requirements (on aircrew, air operations and third country operators) consist of:

  1. a Cover Regulation,
  2. Annexes containing Implementing Rules,
  3. Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM),
  4. Certification Specifications (e.g. for the qualification of flight simulation training devices, or on flight time limitations).

They are published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 containing the first four annexes of the Aircrew Regulation was published in the Official Journal on 25 November 2011.

The remaining three annexes of the Aircrew Regulation were published in the Official Journal as Commission Regulation (EU) No 290/2012 on 5 April 2012.

Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 on air operations and applicable to commercial air transport operations with aeroplanes and helicopters was published in the Official Journal on 25 October 2012.

Commission Regulation (EU) 800/2013 amending Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 and applicable to non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aircraft (Part NCC) and other-than-complex motor-powered aircraft (Part NCO) was published in the Official Journal on 24 August 2013. The date of applicability is 25 August 2013. It also amends Regulation (EU) 965/2013 in its already published Annexes accordingly.

The Official Journal is published in all the official languages of the EU.

Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC), Guidance Material (GM) and Certification Specifications (CS) are published on the Agency website, as Agency Decisions. As these need to take into account any changes made to the Cover Regulation and Implementing Rules by the EASA Committee, European Parliament and Council, the Decisions are published shortly after the date when their corresponding regulations have been published in the Official Journal. These are available in English only.

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