EASA Part NCC (Non-Commercial Complex Aircraft Operations)


Are you aware that Owners/Operators of a complex aircraft flying non-commercial flights (ie. private) are subject to new EASA regulation to take effect 25 August 2016?

Part NCC regulation will affect Owners/Operators of complex private aircraft if:

  • the aircraft is registered in an EASA State; or
  • the aircraft is registered in a non-EASA State, but where the operator is established or residing in an EASA State.

Complex motor-powered aircraft means:

  • an aeroplane:
    • with a maximum certificated take-off mass exceeding 5700 kg, or
    • certificated for a maximum passenger seating configuration of more than nineteen, or
    • certificated for operation with a minimum crew of at least two pilots, or
    • equipped with (a) turbojet engine(s) or more than one turboprop engine

Part-NCC requires each operator to adhere to the same essential requirements as commercial air transport operators, but the rules are proportionate –  instead of holding an AOC, operators must submit a declaration to the CAA about their operation.

Operators must, for example:

  • Have an operations manual;
  • Have a management system; and
  • Complete and submit a declaration to the CAA which details their aircraft type, their operational and continuing airworthiness arrangements, any approvals held etc.

REACH Aerospace has the expertise to help you.  Talk to us now about a cost-effective solution to continue operation of your private aircraft beyond August 2016.