D.3 - When do I have to pay for Services?
- In general, the invoicing of charges (on an hourly basis) takes place each quarter, once information regarding the number of performed working hours becomes available at the Agency and/or when the service is closed.
- In certain circumstances pre-payment is required before the project can start or continue, in which case an invoice based on the estimated number of working hours is issued.
D.1 - Which tasks are considered as services?
The following tasks are defined as services:
- Pursuant to Part II.1 of the Annex to the Regulation (EU) 319/2014:
- Validation support (acceptance of EASA certification by foreign authorities) (CSV),
- EASA acceptance of Maintenance Review Board reports (MRB),
- EASA Acceptance of Operational Evaluation Board Reports (OSD),
- Administrative reissuance of documents,
- Pursuant to Part II.2 of the Annex to the Regulation (EU) 319/2014:
- Services not mentioned in Part II.1, such as Technical Advice Contract
- Pursuant to Article 13 (3) Regulation (EU) 319/2014, Services not charged by the hour:
- Technical training,
D.2 - What is the applicable hourly rate?
The charges for services are based on the real costs of the Agency and on the number of hours spent. All EASA services are charged by the hourly rate i.a.w. [sheldsi1] Chapter III of Regulation (EU) 319/2014 and Part II of its Annex.
There are two hourly rates:
- Part II.1: one (higher) hourly rate is charged for services that are related to certification tasks, such as MRB, CSV, OEB etc. and it is charged in the same way as certification tasks. Travel costs are charged similarly, meaning for travels outside Europe only.
- Part II.2: The other (lower) hourly rate is related to pure services, such as Technical Advice Contracts (TAC). Travel costs inside Europe are therefore charged.