FAQ n.21935

Why is my small rotorcraft charged as medium rotorcraft under F&C?

Answer

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2153 establishes the EASA Fees and Charges and defines in Part V point (2) the following categories of Rotorcraft Products for this purpose (only):

- VTOL Large Aircraft refers to CS 29 and CS 27 cat A aircraft; 
- VTOL Small Aircraft refers to CS-27 aircraft with maximum take-off weight (MTOW) below 3 175 kg and limited to 4 seats, including pilot; 
- VTOL Medium Aircraft refers to other CS-27 aircraft.

According to EASA TCDS R.008, the AS350 rotorcraft is a CS27 rotorcraft with MTOW below 3 175kg and a seating capacity of 6, including the pilot. Hence it must be classified as Medium Rotorcraft as per the above definition.

According to EASA TCDS R.146, the AS355 rotorcraft is a CS27 rotorcraft with MTOW below 3 175kg and a seating capacity of 6 (or 7, if an optional two-place seat is installed), including the pilot. Hence it shall be classified as Medium Rotorcraft as per the above definition.

View the applicable Fees and Charges category for each product.

See in particular the EASA Product List – Rotorcraft.

Last updated: 
12/03/2020

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