We operate a helicopter that is Annex II aircraft according to the Basic Regulation. How should we continue to conduct SPO now? Do we need any exemption?
Annex II aircraft - Reference: Reg. (EU) 2018/1139 (The Basic Regulation): Annex I
The use of Annex I aircraft in SPO activities is not regulated at EU level. You may be allowed to continue carrying out SPO with you Annex I helicopter or aeroplane, if this is permitted under your country national regulation. Please ask your competent authority what conditions apply to SPO operations with Annex I aircraft in your country.
Note, however, that any authorisation or certificate required by your national legislation may not be recognised by other Member States.