Airspace requirements – SPI (Surveillance performance and interoperability)

Expand all questions

Where do I find a copy of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1207/2011 laying down requirements for the performance and the interoperability of surveillance for the Single European Sky (SES) which is known as the SPI IR?

Are there any acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM) to the SPI IR?

What is the scope of the SPI IR with regards to airspace users?

What is the deadline to equip my aircraft with a Mode S transponder?

Does the SPI IR mandate only ADS-B out capability?

Is the SPI IR equipage requirements mandatory only for EU operators?

How do I demonstrate my aircraft is in compliance with the SPI IR?

Does the SPI IR allow operators to postpone implementation?

Does the SPI IR allow for any exemptions from the mandatory equipage requirements?

Do I need to submit my retrofit programme to EASA or my competent authority for approval?

Do I need to notify EASA that my aircraft benefits from retrofit programme implementation deferral or is ‘exempt’?

How should I reflect in the flight plan the status of my aircraft that are benefiting from the transitional arrangements?

If I have a transponder function, which is temporarily inoperative, may I continue to operate?

Is there any more information on MEL for the SPI IR?

Who should I ask if I have further questions on the SPI IR?