AESA publishes guides for the transition of European regulatory changes 2021/1296 and 2021/2237 for air operations

Wednesday, May 25, 2022


Madrid, 25 May 2022 (AESA)

The State Aviation Safety Agency (AESA) has published two guides to facilitate the transition to operators of the new European regulations 2021/1296 and 2021/2237 on air operations that will enter into force on 30 October this year.

The guides are aimed at both commercial air transport operators (CAT) with Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and those subject to the declaration; whether they are non-commercial operations with complex aircraft (NCCs) or specialised operations (SPOs), as well as non-commercial operations with non-complex aircraft (NCOs).

The Transition Guide to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1296 sets out the necessary requirements for operators to adapt to the main changes introduced by this regulation, which relate to the planning and management of fuel/energy and the integration of new technologies using energy sources other than conventional fuel by adopting the term ‘fuel/energy’.

The Transition Guide to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2237 on requirements for all-time operations and flight crew training and verification sets out the indispensable changes to be made by the operator to ensure compliance before implementing the new operational options introduced by the Regulation, such as EFVS 200, LVO operational credits or SPA PINS-VFR among others.

The identification and description of the changes to the regulations contained in these guides are not intended to be exhaustive, but focus on the most relevant changes with the greatest potential impact for the operator. Therefore, the monitoring of these guides does not exempt the operator from rigorous analysis of regulatory change, including its AMCs and associated GMs in the framework of its specific change management process.