The European Aviation Safety Agency has revised the comment response dates of its Notices of Proposed Amendments (NPAs) on implementing rules in the areas of "Air Operations," "Operational Suitability Certificate," and "Authority and Organization Requirements."
"We have listened to the reactions of our stakeholders and have come to the conclusion that more time is needed to become familiar with our proposals and our NPA procedures," says Jules Kneepkens, EASA's Rulemaking Director. "We will continue to fully inform industry of our proposals in dedicated workshops and online-information."
The revised deadlines for comments to the NPAs are:
- NPA 2008-22a-22e (Authority and Organisation Requirements) -- May 28, 2009
- NPA 2009-01 (Operational Suitability Certificate) -- June 30,2009
- NPA 2009-02a-02g (Air Operations) -- July 31, 2009
Rules to be developed following extension of responsibilities to rulemaking in the fields of air operations, flight crew licensing, and third country operators.
Easy access to current Notices of Proposed Amendment provided as a first step.
The three-part document, which addresses all aspects of Maintenance SMS for operators and regulatory authorities, is nearly 500 pages. EASA considers not only safety but also costs.
Material aims to help stakeholders to meet ICAO standards and future rules of EASA for Authority and Organisation Requirements.